Has your goal killed your motivation?

Have you ever set a goal, actively pursued it, and then totally fell out of love with it? I have. And I talk about it in this week’s goal setting tip.

It all started about a month ago when Earl and I started a 90-day plank challenge…

I don’t know why we sometimes pick goals or challenges that aren’t a good fit for us. Sometimes we can rise above the struggles and accomplish great results. Other times, like with this plank challenge, we lose our drive to succeed. The goal ends up working against us.

In those cases, making a logical choice to stop attempting it may make the most sense. It may actually be our best course of action!

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My Leaky Tub Put My Goals at Risk

Don’t you hate it when life gets in the way of achieving your goals? Or I suppose the better question to ask is this… “Don’t you hate it when you LET life get in the way of achieving your goals?”

In this week’s goal setting tip, I share a home maintenance situation (the subject line give you a clue as to what it is) that is trying to steal my attention… it’s trying to divert my focus from what I planned to accomplish today.

What do you do when life throws distractions at you?

  • Do you let them completely derail your goal achieving progress?
  • Do you close the closet door on them so you can focus on something else?
  • Or perhaps you’re like me and you keep ignoring the situation until you finally HAVE to deal with it.

I’d love to know how you’d handle similar situations.

Goals and Stretch Goals

You know I love setting goals.

You know I love achieving those goals!

But did you know that I really feel disappointed when I don’t accomplish all that I want to accomplish?

Disappointment is a pretty typical response to “failure,” but Earl reminded me that sometimes what is perceived as failure is actually just success at a lower level.

In today’s video I talk about stretch goals… those goals that push us a bit further than we may expect to go, a bit further than we think we are capable of going. It was an important reminder that I needed to hear, and here I share it with you. Enjoy!

What goals and stretch goals have you set for yourself? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below. If you want some help staying on track with achieving those goals, please join me in my Facebook group Start Today and Continue Tomorrow.

Ep031: Show Off with Actions Not Words

I love quotations! I can scan through image quotations for hours.

It never ceases to amaze me how many search results there are for “motivational quotations” or “leadership quotations” or “quotes about Monday.”

The words of other people impact us. They can guide our thoughts, they can direct our actions.

Our own words can guide our thoughts and direct our actions, too. Unfortunately, I know too many people who talk a good game, but never seem to actually play the game.

I think perhaps, I was over-exposed to such people this week, because this week’s podcast topic came to me easily. HA HA

Which do you think has a greater impact? Actions or words?

In this week’s episode, I’ll share my thoughts on the topic. Enjoy!

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