Today’s post was inspired by my friend Coach Colene. Yesterday she posted a Facebook question to her followers asking what was holding them back. This gave me incentive to review my intentions of the year and to remind myself of what I was hoping to accomplish this year.
My intentions included saying yes to opportunities, improving my health and fitness, making time for friends and being creative. Establishing a word of the year has been extremely beneficial to me as I have made myself say yes to opportunities I might have otherwise said no to. Scheduling time with my friends in advance continues to be the best way to keep in touch and as I am blogging on a regular basis, I feel that I am being creative simply in a different manner than I have done in the past.
From a health and fitness perspective, I continue to struggle with what I want to become. The truth is, I have not sat down and created goals for myself in regards to my health and fitness. This intention has simply been spoken but not examined. How am I supposed to go somewhere if I don’t know where I want to go?
My answer to Colene would be that lack of planning is holding me back. I’ve set an intention but I’ve done nothing with it. As I look toward the remainder of the year, I know I need to be more specific. I need to set an amount of weight to lose, a number of times I would like to work out. Without these goals I have nothing to say I’ve accomplished.
What is holding you back? Take some time this week to think about what you want to accomplish. Do you find yourself saying you would like to do something but doing nothing in regards to what that would look like? How do you plan to lose the weight, get a new job, break a negative habit?
Without planning we are unable to set a path for ourselves. Without setting a path we simply wander without direction.
Acknowledge what is holding you back and don’t be afraid to make changes!
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Sheryl is a transition coach, trainer and speaker from Lexington Kentucky. As the author of the blog How to Make A Life, she uses her own life and journey as a blueprint to help others find motivation, inspiration and hope for a healthy and happy life. About Twitter Instagram Pinterest