You know I am all about POSITIVE ACTION, right?
Basically, focusing on the actions that will move you toward whatever it is that you want.
Well, today I am going to get a little <gasp!> NEGATIVE.
It’s time to take inventory of the things that are getting in your way – the hurdles between you and your vision of success.
These hurdles drain your energy … resources … confidence … and make the journey from where you are NOW to where you want to BE longer and more challenging.
Here’s what I’m talking about.
Let’s say you have a goal of losing 25 pounds.
What are you doing NOW that gets in the way of making that happen?
If you’re serious about reaching success, it is time to start dealing with those obstacles.
“The obstacle is the way.” – Marcus Aurelius
At Adele Frizzell LLC, we definitely do NOT recommend cutting out every obstacle at once (or maybe ever).
But it’s important to acknowledge them – because it takes their power away.
If you start by targeting those obstacles one by one, you’ll have a better chance of long-term success.
Before you know it … those OBSTACLES will become OPPORTUNITIES.
- If you have a goal that includes eating healthier, but you also have a midafternoon cookie habit: what if you swapped out your cookie for an apple?
- If you have a goal that includes getting more fit but aren’t sure what to do or don’t have enough time: what if you got guidance from a coach who can help you discover your inner athlete (even in just short bursts of time)?
- If you have a goal that includes cutting out snacking, but you have a habit of eating in front of the television set: what if you swapped out those calories for a cup of sweetened herbal tea or a fizzy non-calorie drink?
DO THIS: Write down ALL of the obstacles standing between you and your vision of success.
These can even include mindset obstacles like thinking your goal is “too big” or the feeling that you’re somehow “not worthy.”
THEN: identify which obstacles are the BIGGEST hurdles between you and your goal – and also which obstacles are the EASIEST for you to tear down.
TAKE ACTION: We recommend targeting these obstacles ONE AT A TIME … alternating an EASY hurdle with a BIG one!
Rather than trying to go cold turkey on all of your obstacles at once, find a REPLACEMENT for ONE thing you can do instead (like the cookie-apple example above).
At Adele Frizzell LLC, we specialize in helping women over 40 to get leaner, stronger, and healthier with a proven plan for RESULTS.
If you’re ready to ramp up YOUR success and eliminate your obstacles, we’ve got a program for you here:https://adelefrizzell.com/programs-and-services/.
What are you doing NOW to deal with your fitness obstacles? Share them below. I’m sure well be able to help you out.