The Race

Which one of these statements are you living by?

“Quit! Give up! You’re beaten!” they shout at me, and plead. “There’s just too much against you now, this time you can’t succeed.”

“Quit!  Give up! You’re beaten!” they still shout in my face. But another voice within me says, “GET UP AND WIN THE RACE!”

How many times have you given up, thrown the towel in and just let your dreams or goals go wayside?   New Year’s is right around the corner and often a time where people set goals.  I set goals all year round and push and push and push till I succeed.  Every goal I have set has been work.  There is no luck.    Statistics show that about 84% of people have no specific goals, 13% of people have goals but haven’t committed to writing them down and only 3% of people have clear, specific written goals with plans to accomplish them.

Three ways that I have found worked for my success at reaching my goals are:

– Having a realistic goal that is specific and not too many at one time- for example:  “I am going to lose weight,”  is too broad and unspecific.  “I am going to replace one of my daily meals with a healthy alternative (a mixed green salad with 6 oz lean protein source 400-600 calories).

– Surrounding myself with like-minded individuals and not being afraid to make mistakes. Mistakes are important in learning and being successful.  Family and friends who are supportive and encouraging, cheering each other on allow for greater growth and success with reaching a goal.

– Mindset may be by far the breaking point of reaching a goal – Love this one!  MINDSET has been huge in my life!  It is so important to be positive and have positive thoughts.  Include positive affirmations into your daily schedule. Meditation is also very helpful.   Don’t allow guilt or shame to be the reason why you are reaching for a goal.

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