1 Game Changing Strategy For Goal Setting
The start of a new year means new goals and commitments. Let’s ride the coattails of excitement into new year with new habits.
The best way to do that is to really understand WHY we want what we want.
Your goals are important to me let’s get down to the nitty gritty of WHY you want to be nutritionally fit!
My favorite strategy that I like to use to really understand my purpose is the 5 WHYS strategy.
Do your actions match your values? The 5 Whys
The “5 Whys” was a system originally used by the Toyota Motor Corporation. It’s very simple and really cuts to the core of why we want something.
When you want to accomplish something (or if something goes wrong), you ask one why.
Why do I want to accomplish this?
Then, with whatever answer you come up with, you ask why to that first answer.
And so on, five times.
Here's an example from a PN Coaching client:
"I want to lose weight."
Why do I want to lose weight?
Because I want to fit into a smaller size of pants.
But why do I want to fit into a smaller size of pants?
Because when I’m wearing smaller pants, I think I’ll look better.
But why do I want to look better?
Because when I look good, I feel good about myself.
But why do I want to feel good about myself?
Because when I feel good about myself, I’m more assertive and confident.
But why do I want to be more assertive and confident?
Because when I’m more assertive and confident, I’m in control and better able to get what I want out of life.
This clients core WHY is revealed on line 10 that is what she really wants.
Many goals fail because we throw out halfhearted desires. Just saying I want to lose weight carries no emotion and truth so not reaching for that goal isn’t a big deal!
Get your 5 WHY worksheet here. I created just for you! Post this on your bathroom mirror or somewhere you can see it everyday.
Once you have that SOLID why in your hand we will talk about what to do with it next, next week!
One last thing I like to do every year is come up with a power word.
It’s the word you tell yourself when you are feeling good about your goal or when you are struggling with your goal it’s your FOCUS word! This has been my last 4 years!
What will your 2019 POWER WORD Be?
Here are mine…