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Achieve Your Goal

There’s a reason you hire a coach – which is what you’re doing when you join our box – and it is to achieve your goals. If you could accomplish everything you want on your own, there would not be a reason for you to work with us.

The biggest mistake I see when working with someone in either a nutrition setting, mindset coaching, or through our group classes is a lack of a solidified goal. Many people come into the gym wanting everything to happen all at once. They tell me they want to lose weight, gain muscle, and look strong and lean all at once. This is like deciding you want to be an expert in every area of your job on day one. That you’re going to be the parent who is somehow your kid’s all-star baseball coach while still getting a home cooked dinner on the table at 6:30 pm sharp each evening.

Once you actually have a singular goal settled upon, the problem then becomes prioritizing and knowing HOW to achieve your goal.

Achieving your goals comes down to prioritization.

Every day you’re confronted with choices in your life which challenge your priorities. I know I experience this, and I imagine you do, as well.

You prioritize health, but someone brought cookies, cake, or donuts to the office today. This is a choice you have to make.

You have an early-morning workout, but there is a game or TV show on you really want to stay up and watch.

You want to spend time with your family, but your friends just called you to go grab a drink randomly – oh, and this is your physical health goal coming back up again.

These are real challenges which affect your ability to achieve your goal. When you work with a coach, your coach can help you navigate these choices. Having relationships and normal life matter in your overall health. Not all of us are pursuing a goal which is dependent upon our ability to look like a fitness cover model. It’s your best friend’s birthday – have a slice of cake. It’s a random Monday night and you’re alone at home – skip the cake. You’re bored. Grab a book.

It is moments like these that actually matter in the long run. These determine if you’ll achieve your goal or not. It sounds very small, but these very small decisions add up.

Treat your goals like you treat your finances.

Imagine for a second that your goal is a bank account. At $5,000, you’ll achieve your goal.

Now, imagine I call you up on a Monday night and ask you out for a beer. You say yes. We grab a beer, and after tax it is $10 OUT of your account. The next day you decide to treat yourself to a fancy coffee – ten more dollars. You do this a few times a week, and it really adds up.

Your goal is the same way. You skip the gym one day – $10 gone. Eat a sleeve or Oreos – $10 gone. These are both small, individual moments. They just compound on themselves to something much larger, the same way the daily fancy coffee can do to your bank account.

At the end of the day, your coach is there to help remind you of your goals in moments you are forgetting them. They’re there to be bumpers along your path. They guide you toward your end goal so you get there as quickly as possible. And the best ones make it more fun than it would be alone.

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