Sticking to your goals during times of stress

One of the biggest frustrations I hear from my coaching clients is that when life happens, like it inevitably does, it’s really hard to stick with your goals. There’s no time to do things the way you want to do them so you end up not doing them at all. Or maybe you keep telling yourself that it’s okay to put off your goals until ‘the right time’ only to realize that it never seems to be the perfect moment

But it doesn’t have to be this way! If you’re first clear about your big picture vision – about who you want to be, how you want to feel and what you want to experience in your life, it’s a lot easier to stay on track. Because you’ll see that you can create this experience regardless of what’s going on in your life, even if it’s on a smaller scale. Just like you didn’t get to where you are currently overnight, you don’t accomplish your goals overnight either. 

Remind yourself that it’s okay to take your time, as long as you’re actively working towards the things you want to achieve. During times of high stress, try to do at least one thing a day that will get you closer to being where you want to be. This will help you to stay motivated and avoid throwing away a week, a month, a year etc. because you had one bad day. (How many times have you had a ‘bad Monday’ only to tell yourself that you’ll start again fresh next week?).

First, I want you to decide on your big picture vision, and then set your goals and take action from there. Since this is your vision for your life, you get to be flexible with it, while also staying committed to it. And it’s okay to update your goals along the way. If something isn’t working, you don’t have to keep doing it! Adjust accordingly, and continue on. 

You set the criteria for success. You choose the action. You decide if what you’re doing is working for you or not.

It’s truly all up to you. Decide what you want.

Do what works for you.

Keep taking those steps and adjust as you go. This is your life and you get to live it how you want to!


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