Make The Impossible Possible

February 20th, 2024

Have you ever found yourself working towards a goal, big or small, and found yoruself wondering why it always feels just out of reach? If so, you're in the right place! Here are several keys to achieving your goals and making what feels impossible possible:

Clarity is Your Compass

First things first: clarity. Imagine setting off on a journey without a map or a clear destination. Sounds like a recipe for a lot of wandering and not much else, right? The same goes for your goals. Defining what you want to achieve with crystal clear precision is like setting your GPS for success. It's not just about saying, "I want to be successful." What does success look like to you? Is it landing that dream job, running a marathon, or finally starting your own business? The more specific you are, the better your chances of reaching your destination.

Self-Reflection is Your Mirror

Now, let's talk about self-reflection. This is where you get real with yourself. It's about understanding your motivations, your strengths, and the areas where you might need a little (or a lot of) improvement. This step is crucial because it helps you align your goals with your true self, not just the version of you that you think you should be. It's about asking the hard questions: Why do I want this? Is it for me or to impress others? How will achieving this goal improve my life?

The Accountability To Follow Through

It's easy to make promises to ourselves, but it's just as easy to break them when the only person we're answering to is, well, us. Finding an accountability partner—someone who checks in on your progress, celebrates your wins, and gives you that gentle nudge (or firm push) when needed—can make all the difference. It's like having a workout buddy; you're less likely to skip gym day when someone is waiting for you.

Habits: The Building Blocks of Success

Habits are all of those little actions that dictate so much of our lives without us even realizing it. Did you know it can take anywhere from 18 to 254 days to form a new habit, with an average of 66 days for a new behavior to become automatic? That's a lot of time, and it's easy to see why so many of us fall off the wagon. The key here is consistency and patience. Start small, make it manageable, and slowly build from there. Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day, and your new habit won't be either.

Follow Through and Mindset: The Dynamic Duo

Lastly, let's talk about the dynamic duo: consistent follow-through and the right mindset. This is where the magic happens. It's not enough to start; you have to keep going, even when the novelty wears off, and you're faced with the reality of hard work. This is where having a growth mindset comes into play. Instead of seeing obstacles as insurmountable, view them as challenges to overcome. Celebrate your progress, no matter how small, and learn from your setbacks instead of letting them defeat you.

Why Do So Many of Us Falter?

So, why is it feel so impossible at times to achieve our goals? Well, besides the time it takes to build new habits, there's also the issue of motivation, fear of failure, and simply being human. We overestimate what we can do in a day and underestimate what we can achieve in a year. It's easy to get discouraged when results don't come quickly, but the key is to keep pushing forward.

Remember that achieving goals is a journey, filled with ups and downs. It requires clarity, self-reflection, accountability, the right habits, consistent follow-through, and a healthy dose of perseverance. So, strap on your metaphorical hiking boots and start climbing those mountains. Your goals aren't going to achieve themselves, but with the right approach, you'll get there, one step at a time.

To your elevation, Coach Sara

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