It’s Monday and I think by now you all know what that means, it’s #motivationmonday of course! Today I wanted to give you the encouragement you need to chase your goals no matter how big or small. I kicked off 2017 with an overall goal to be my best self possible. I’ve set out on a mission to challenge myself to get out of my comfort zone and finally explore my full potential. (To see all of my 2017 goals, click here)
I’m an impulsive person by nature and I’m also a very am very ambitious – sometimes beyond my level of experience and skill. This February I decided I wanted to share my love of fitness, food, fashion and the City of Los Angeles with the world and start this blog. I seriously had no idea what I was doing but I just went for it. Within about I month I decided that I wanted to expand my fitness knowledge so I started working toward becoming a Certified Personal Trainer. I didn’t know how I was going to do it, but I set a goal for myself and decided that it was going to happen one way or another.
Here I am now, three and a half months into this blogging journey and studying to take my certification exam. All of which I never thought was possible at this point in my life. Do I have everything figured out? (hold on while I contain my uncontrollable laughter) ummm… not at all! But chasing my goals gives me a sense of purpose and provides a fun little competition for me within myself. I can only imagine how great it will be once I finally attain the goals I set out to achieve.
Ditch Your Doubt and Chase Your Goals
Many people miss out on incredible opportunities because they are afraid of failing. They are afraid of the pain and energy, lost sleep and sacrifice that are required to get them where they want to be. Don’t let that be you. Don’t let the fear of how far you have to go stop you from chasing your goals.
The truth is, we learn our greatest lessons through failure. This is where we grow and change. Success is not instantaneous. If that were the case everyone would be successful. Change takes time. New habits need to be formed, skills need to be refined and you as a person need to evolve.
If your goals seem too overwhelming, break them down into simpler steps. For example, if you have 50 pounds to lose, you can’t expect that to happen in 1 month. It’s probably also unrealistic to think that it would happen in 3 months. But does that mean you shouldn’t push forward toward your goal? No.
Start with trying to lose 10 pounds in 1 month, trying to run a mile in 12 minutes in 2 months and so on. *note these are merely suggestions and examples*
Don’t let fear hold you back from reaching your fullest potential. You can do great things with patience, planning and persistence.
Have a fantastic week!