Humans aren’t naturally rational.
Which means when it comes to taking action…You don’t automatically go towards logical or analytical thinking and you’ll always be more inclined to use your instinctive and pleasure-seeking desire first.
This is normal but almost always not helpful when it comes to reaching your goal.
Because most goals stretch you and the steps you must take daily are typically momentarily “painful” so your mind will always tell you to stop, reschedule it or hit entirely.
Why is this important?
When you know this about you, you can stay aware and practice Self leadership to check the parts of you that look at your goal strategy as a “problem” and then start fixing for that with problem-fixing behavior like Instagram scrolling, food snacking, “resting” or listening to a podcast.
This is why knowing your SPB (self protective behavior) and your problem-fixing behaviors is ESSENTIAL so that when you find yourself doing them, you can empathize and redirect back your scheduled goal strategy!
Goals feel painful. They’re supposed to.
And when you reach your goal you’ll know you’re one of the top 1% of people that can do hard things, you’re powerful, consistent, trustworthy and accomplished.
Reaching a goal gives you the end result you wanted: a smaller waist, more money each month, a healthier and happier marriage, peace of mind. All amazing to have.
But goal setting and accomplishing it are for far more than the end result.
The self trust and confidence you feel and after doing something difficult is truly priceless. It’s like earning internal capital.
Value in your internal system.
A place where your parts see you as someone who can be followed and trusted.
You create a subconscious that starts letting you drive the car whenever you want. And when you can drive the car more often, you’ll notice you’ll able to get to your destination even faster and with more ease.
Cheers to driving fast and being trusted.