You are not stuck.
You have not made the change in your life that you wanted, but you are not stuck.
You had a plan. Correction: you had plans, plural. At several points in your life, you made plans to make a change. And you didn’t get started.
In some cases, you got started but you quickly stopped. You don’t even recall exactly why you stopped. You told yourself that life happened, something came up, you started strong but then you just … kinda went back to what you were doing before.
Don’t answer that, you and I know the answer already. But guess what, it still doesn’t mean that you’re stuck. This post is here to let you know: you can still achieve that change.
One, let go of the self-doubt. Nothing is holding you back as much as your own negative self talk. Learn to notice when you’re engaging in it, watch it enter your mind and then … let it pass by. It’s not meant for you, your brain just had some fear that it was trying to express.
Two, set the right goal. If you can’t measure it, you won’t achieve it. If it’s not reasonable, you won’t achieve it. If it’s based on someone else’s results, you won’t achieve it.
Three, reserve some time for it. Basically plan what you are going to do and when you are going to do it. Want to hit the gym 4 times this week? Books those time slots now (and don’t forget the time to get there and back).
Four, tell someone. Does that sound scary? Good 🙂 Tell someone. Don’t tell them you’re going to achieve your goal. At least not yet. Just tell them about that one step you’re taking tomorrow. Make sure it’s someone supportive and who will hold you accountable.
Now you’ve started. You’re committed to take one step towards an achievable goal and someone is coming along with you for the ride. Before you know it, you’ll realize that you are not stuck.