One of the things I am most passionate about is helping athletes achieve things they thought were previously impossible.
The amazing thing about working with people in running and fitness is that once they start to achieve those “impossible” feats, it trickles over into other areas of life. Someone who tackles a new distance, PR’s a big race or simply gets a hold of their health and fitness, finds their confidence to take on other life challenges from work, relationships, mommin’ and beyond.
It’s truly incredible to witness these total life transformations over and over again. And I believe it comes down to following these 6 steps:
- Identify your impossible goal. What’s that thing you’ve been dreaming about but haven’t committed to or verbalized?
- Commit to a deadline. Write it down. Make it non-negotiable. Look at the goal and deadline every day.
- Reverse engineer the steps it’s going to take to achieve that goal. Ask for support from a friend or coach if you’re not sure.
- Ask yourself “what will it cost me to achieve this goal?” Will it cost money, time, or giving up things you enjoy like television? Make sure you’re willing to commit to the cost no matter what.
- Ask yourself “who do I have to become to make this happen? Do you need to become a morning person, more independent, or figure out a way to eliminate excuses from your vocabulary? You MUST check in on yourself every day to ensure you are becoming who you need to achieve the goal.
- Find someone who believes in you and get them to hold you accountable. Very few people achieve goals entirely on their own. Having a coach to support you is one of the BEST things you can do. They will give you honest feedback, help identify your blind spots, and help you strategize when you feel like your plan isn’t working.
Ok, now it’s your turn!
Give it some thought (or maybe you know right away) then share with me your IMPOSSIBLE GOAL! It is only by setting, working toward, and achieving the “impossible” that we truly live an extraordinary life.