Who doesn’t want to lose a few pounds of fat and walk around with a shredded six-pack, smoking hot toned up legs or sculpted shoulders that would make a Greek God jealous?
Okay, there was a little bit of sarcasm and seriousness there.
However, saying your goal is weight loss (while it should at least be fat loss because muscle loss or water loss as a goal is just silly), isn’t going to do much for you. The reason that you want to lose weight is what will bring on the magic. And you are going to have to dig even deeper…
Here is the process I use…
THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF SETTING YOUR GOALS – YOUR WHY.
Saying, “I want to lose weight” is vague and demotivating. Why do you want to lose weight? Because I want to look better.
Ask again: WHY do you want to look better? Because I want to attract a partner.
And ASK AGAIN: WHY do you want to attract a partner? Because I want someone to share my life and love with, start a family, and not be alone.
This is your true motivator. You value love, family, and relationships. This is what you need to always keep in mind when stuff gets hard, and you want to give up. Not that you want to lose weight, but that you want to find love. This will always motivate you much more than anyone else ever can.
These are the things that you literally need to write down, and post on your fridge or at your desk, or on the bathroom mirror – or make the background of your phone – anywhere you will see them frequently and often.
Now that we have your “why” and your actual goals, we need to break each RESULT GOAL into PROCESS GOALS – these are the steps that will you to your result goal. This is where the focus MUST be, not on the actual result goal.
With “I want to lose weight” as a goal, you cannot sit around and focus on that. You need to write out what are the pieces of the process that will get you there – and hit those HARD.
- Get to the gym 4 days per week.
- Measure out my portions.
- Get 7 hours of sleep each night.
- Eat 1 serving of protein 4 times per day.
- Eat 4 servings of veggies per day…
If you sit around and just focus on, “why am I not losing weight?” instead of the process goals, you will just keep spinning in place. Focus on the process, and the finish line will come to you.
Write it out.
- No seriously, get out paper right now and W.R.I.T.E.I.T.O.U.T!!!
- Write down 2-4 process goals that will help you get to your result goal.
- Set a timeline (when you want to accomplish it).
- Hit it hard, and stay the course.
If it is truly an important goal of yours, you will succeed. I’m not saying it will be easy, but if you put in the work, you will get there. I promise.