Chapter 4: Share Your Goals and Outcomes
Don’t just tell your accountability partner what your goal is. That’s a great start, but it’s not quite enough.
You also need to tell them your Why.
What are the possible outcomes that can happen from this goal?
If you reach it, how much better would your life be?
Or if you don’t reach it, in what ways does it negatively affect your life?
Tell them these things, so they have a clearer understanding of the big picture.
If they don’t understand these, it will be harder for them to motivate you when times are tough and you’re tired. They can’t really speak to your heart, because they wouldn’t know what it is.
This also gives them a higher ability to celebrate with you. When you lose that weight, they’ll better understand how great you feel, and the accomplishment that you’d made.
Do you see now why letting other people see you goals can help you?
You aren’t an island! You have a lot of people around you that can help; you just have to let them.
From the Trenches
I was originally going to stop at the last chapter- but I felt the need to throw in one more.
These are a few things I’ve learned over the years about myself regarding motivation. Take it or leave it, but this is what works for me!
One thing I’ve learned about myself is that my best way to get something done is quickly.
What I mean is that if I’m motivated and inspired to do something,
I’ve got to do it now. Not tomorrow.
Not later this afternoon. RIGHT NOW.
Granted- I may not completely finish it right now- but you know what? That’s okay.
Because at least I’m a lot closer to finishing it then I was before I did the work, right?
The reason this works for me is that I just get bored. If I don’t completely finish a project in a short period of time, I lose interest and move onto something else.
Whether it’s a workout program, book, or project I’m doing for work- doesn’t matter.
Eventually, I’ll get tired of it.
That’s why I have to work fast, and just do it now!
If it’s a workout program- just go ahead and do the workout. Even if you change to a different program next week, that’s fine. As long as you’re doing everything you can this week to get in shape, you’ll at least be better off next week than you were today, right?
Or if I’m working on my side business. Sure, maybe next week I will have something else to work on that is more exciting to me.
But for now, while I’m excited about this project, I just need to go for it and get it done ASAP.
Have you ever heard the term “Money Loves Speed”? This is what I’m talking about.
The faster you get something out there, the faster you see if it works. If it does, great! Keep going for it.
But if it doesn’t- oh well, right? At least you know that other things will come your way.
The alternative is to just sit on it, and plan on doing it “later.” But that later never comes, because new stuff will pop up instead.
So again- work fast and get it done while you’re motivated to do so!