coconutsandkettlebellsRecently, there's been a lot of back and forth about whether it's "good" or "bad" to make goals—especially during this time of year. The reality is, the problem isn’t with making goals or having a goal for yourself, it’s how society has told us we should go about doing it.
What’s the biggest driver of all the “new year, new you!” goal setting mumbo jumbo? YOU ARE UNWORTHY, and YOU NEED TO CHANGE. Society tells us what needs to change, and then makes us feel guilty if we aren't gung-ho about changing it.
But, when you ditch the idea that there are goals you "should" have and start looking at what you want to experience, feel, and do in life, goals provide vision and help you make decisions about how to move forward long-term.
Because goals typically challenge you and require action, having passion and being persistent helps you accomplish the goals you create.
However—and that's a big however—it's INCREDIBLY important to also be flexible with the goals you set for yourself, especially when the pursuit of a specific goal starts to compromise your health, sanity, or happiness.
Flexibility allows you to work WITH your body to achieve the things you want to instead of working against it.
For example, if you'd like to get 5 push-ups by July, but in March, you start to get a serious pain in your shoulder, you may need to take some time off and change the goal from 5 to 2 in order to allow yourself to progress more slowly.
This is completely OK, and does NOT make you a "failure." It simply means you are working with your circumstances to accomplish the things you want to.
Oddly enough, when you stop seeing goals as hard and fast "rules" and start focusing on the process, you are more likely to achieve and experience the things you want to in life.
Because mindset is SUCH a passion of mine, I talk about perfectionism and flexibility quite a bit in my FREE 3-part video e-course. And today, video #2 is officially LIVE! YAY.
Watch video 1 & 2 --> http://strongfromhome.com/course
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- tricia.13This is awesome. Tons of truth!
- alemu28Hi Noelle! I'm from Jersey but I'm planning to visit Philly for the weekend. Are there any Paleo restaurants you recommend? Any awesome local farms?
- coconutsandkettlebells@alemu28 P'unk Burger. :) grass fed burgers, coconut milk shakes!
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