Organization Nation: 7 steps towards Success

Monday, April 1, 2013

Today I want to encourage you to take a holistic approach to your goals by following a simple formula Zig Ziglar talked about. Achieving your goals is amazing and it's doable when you focus on the right approach. Here are 7 steps I am using to help me get there:  

1 • Write Down your Goal: My goal is to arrive at a healthy BMI. My current BMI is 28.5. I will get down to 24.9
2 • Choose a Date: I believe that by July 29 I will reach my goal of arriving at a healthy BMI.
3 • List your Obstacles: Stress or mindless or tired eating are my obstacles. Being too tired to meet my required exercise and healthy eating plan and not journaling my food intake are obstacles on my way to success. 
4 • List People Groups or Organizations you Need to Work with: I believe that my local fitness center, a nutritionist as well as two local races will help me meet my goal of a 24.9 BMI. 
5 • List your Plan of Action: Exercise 5 days a week through weight training, walking and running; eat the best quality foods preferring fresh fruits and vegetables as well as legumes and lean meat for most of my meals. I will combat stress by resting daily and spiritual discipline. I will drink 8 glasses of water daily. I want to encourage others towards their health journey. 
6 • Set a Time Limit: July 29, 2013.  
7 • Identify all Benefits: What's in it for me? I will have a lowered risk of health complications. The quality of my life will increase because I will be a more active wife and mother. I will be mentally and physically stronger. I will be able to log greater running distances without putting too much stress in my joints. I will fit in smaller clothes. I will feel better overall. I will be even more mentally and physically present for my family. I will look healthier. I will buy new workout gear. I will gain rewards on the way to my goal. I will have new travel opportunities through different races. I will have new opportunities to encourage others. My kids will learn to stay healthy by example. When I defeat this Goliath, my children will also benefit from my victory. 

Writing down your goals can bring about hope. When you take this proactive approach, you are telling yourself and others not only how you are going to get there but also the how and the why.
It's important to remember that "goals does not care who has them." They will work for you if you begin with the end in mind. Be encouraged to write down your goals today because as Zig Ziglar said, "if you aim at nothing you will hit it every time."

CHALLENGE: Is there something you want to accomplish in the 39 weeks and 1 day left in 2013? Write it down and start working on it today. You'll be glad you did when you reach your goal! 

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