Have you struggled to find the motivation to workout?
Have you struggled to make new healthy habits stick for the long term?
What about to focus on your tasks long enough to actually get them done?
* Head nods and head shakes *
Yes, so have I.
You’re not alone in this.
It can be tough to build positive habits and excitement around our fitness when our habits and goals seem daunting.
When they take days, weeks or even months to check off.
There’s gotta’ be a better way. Right?
How about we take a different approach.
When you break down ambitious goals into micro, more-manageable tasks, it makes checking them off much easier.
When success can be achieved in small doses, you build up win after win.
You’ll have so much motivation you won’t know what to do with it all.
Break your goal into “too-small-to-fail” pieces.
For example, let’s say you’re wanting to be more active but rarely make it off the couch.
Commit to something small, like walking outside your house for 60 additional seconds a day.
That’s 1 minute. You have no excuse not to do something that small.
Here’s what will happen.
- You will feel slightly successful. You did what you said you were going to do. That’s important.
- You will likely walk more than 1 minute.
- Those walks will build momentum. You will likely start walking for several minutes everyday. This will turn into a lot of walking and you hitting your goal of being more active.
Respect the small stuff.
Like compounding financial interest, the small stuff adds up.