What is AWESOME? AWESOME is doing work that’s meaningful.
It’s engaging in activities that make you come alive.
AWESOME is surrounding yourself with people that elevate you and having relationships that are fulfilling and loving.
AWESOME is loving how you look, loving how you feel and loving how you show up in life!
Have an area of your life that you’d like to improve? Wish you could turn it around? Then join me for the 100 day challenge.
100 days. Yes. That’s a long time. But if you’re like me, you want sustainable change. Not a quick fix.
Chose ONE thing that you want to work on. It could be to workout 3 days a week, eat a salad everyday, write a gratitude journal or take up a new hobby – anything that fits into your definition of AWESOME.
The key here is to pick one thing. It’s easy to get over eager and want to do a lot more. But set yourself up for success – don’t overwhelm yourself and risk failure. If anything, pick one goal for the first 30 days, then if you’re knocking it out of the park, add one more goal after.
Be specific. Please don’t tell me you want to eat healthier. What does that mean exactly? Veggies with every meal? Or, no more desserts? One cheat meal a week? Or one healthy meal a week?
S-t-r-e-t-c-h yourself. Yes I want you to succeed. But I also don’t want it to be super easy. Satisfaction comes from real growth. Don’t be afraid to pick something that takes work because that’s how you’ll get AWESOME.
Figure out your WHY. What are you doing this for? Are you looking to have more energy? Do you want to lose weight because you want to feel better? Want to try more activities to feel more engaged? As I tell my clients:
A big enough WHY can overcome any WHAT or HOW.
It’s important you pick a goal that you want for the right reasons.
Prepare for stumbling blocks. What if you get sick? Or need to travel? Do you usually lose your willpower when you’re super tired? Or bored?
Create a plan to overcome the obstacles: Get an accountability partner, hire a coach, or employ the carrot and stick strategy.
If you do get off track, have a plan for that too. One bad day shouldn’t undo 4 AWESOME weeks!
Own the failure. Learn from it. And move on.
Celebrate the wins! Ate a salad everyday for a week? Woo hoo! Started a blog and are now writing 500 words a day? AWESOME! Set up a reward for yourself for every week that you comply. Get a manicure or go out to a celebratory dinner. Remind yourself why you are doing it, how great you feel and pump yourself up!
One word of caution here. Make sure the reward is something other than what you are choosing to give up. So for example, if your goal is to cut out soda, the reward cannot be soda!
Stick with it, follow the principles and you will have a breakthrough.
AWESOME will happen.
I do this challenge every year. And this time, I'm inviting you to join me! Take action now and post your goal in the comments section.
Want some support to ensure success? Contact me and I’ll get you going.
What is your AWESOME?
Pooja is a firm believer in the power of the human spirit. If you want it badly enough, there is no dream that’s too big to achieve with the right ATTITUDE, COMMITMENT and HARD WORK. As a life coach, she gets to work with clients and discover what’s truly important in their lives. Pooja creates CUSTOMIZED plans designed to help you achieve your GOALS. She helps you find and live your AWESOME!