Happy Friday, folks! We’re officially done with the first five weeks of the year and I’m pretty excited about how things are moving forward. I’ve had the opportunity to catch up with people I do life with, some who I don’t get to chat with as often, but still share my life with. I’m happy to report that my friends and/or family are doing big things!
It’s a Year of Breakthroughs!
People are applying for new positions; getting promoted; entering new (healthier and much more fulfilling) relationships; trying new things and developing new habits (with the intention of living happier, more balanced lives); taking risks and stepping out of their comfort zones.
straight up inspiring!
I’m very fortunate to have the opportunity to work with a couple of my friends now in the #frwdmvmnt365pilot, which launched last month. I must admit that I am very proud of the people I’m working with, as they’re super serious about their goals and they are putting in the work to see change. As a coach, there is nothing I find more rewarding than helping someone to overcome a barrier and seeing results come from patience and diligence.
Consistency breeds change.
What keeps someone consistent? How can someone who is passed the initial honeymoon phase (common for anyone starting something new) remain motivated and/or keep the momentum to press on? It really depends on the person, but I’ve found that focusing on the distance left in the journey results in discouragement, while focusing on the distance traveled results in continued motivation. Working with people in very different walks of life has exposed me to different mindsets some work through, barriers some face and overall challenges in respective journeys. The common denominator in ALL people I’ve worked with is that they become discouraged when they feel their goal is too far away.
Focus on the journey!
The most important part of your journey for change is not the change itself, friends. I believe the most important part of your journey is the process you undergo in order to become who you want to be; the sacrifices you make, including sacrificing your former self; the commitments you honor; the spirit you develop along the way; the mental toughness you fight for in order to let go of what no longer serves you. That process is what makes the goal or destination so worth it; it’s what I believe you should focus on each and every day. Showing up every single day is what will produce results. Your best effort may not be the same as the day before, but that experience is your own. Believe that the ups and downs of each day are to be expected and are, hopefully, honored as a lesson or a victory for the next day.
Whoever you are, wherever you are in life , you can change whatever is no longer working for you. Be true to yourself and do your best. Just be honest with yourself! You can’t get from point A to point B if you’re denying that denying A is no longer where you want to be. If you need some help or guidance, drop a message in my contact box and sign up for free coaching under the #frwfmvmnt365pilot. I’m now accepting February clients through February 10th for a February 18th start.
Have a great February, otherwise!