When setting out on our training journey we often start with a goal. Our overall goal may be something like to lose weight or compete in a race and along the way we can hit many milestones before achieving it.
What can often happen however is that we achieve much more than we set out to achieve and it is these results that make the journey to our goal and the training itself so valuable.
For example on the journey to losing weight you can start to feel much better in yourself and also have more energy to complete the daily tasks in life. Difficulties such as joint pain and stiffness can also improve as well as many other improvements.
Often before we see the outer changes the inside changes first. Our blood pressure and blood sugar levels get lower and overall mobility improves and these are in some ways far greater, as being important factors in your daily life and overall wellbeing.
It is important to note these small progressions on the way as these are what can keep you going and maintaining daily exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Focus on the small steps and you are well on your way. Keep going and you’ll achieve more than you ever thought was possible.
‘It’s the small steps that lead to big success and that success is unique to you’
Life can throw us many obstacles, so it makes sense that there are also many ways around them. There’s no one size fits all.
We are all different and so our goals and the obstacles on the way to achieving them will be different.
Often amongst these obstacles, can be the one of getting distracted from our original goal. This can happen in effort to fit in with what others are doing or what we’re told to be achieving.
This getting distracted from our original goal can often be one of the toughest and most deceiving, because we can begin to believe that the goal is ours when it is in fact not.
Always track back to your orginal goals when you set out to achieve something and make sure you stay focused on this. Listen to your inner truth at all times, because it’s your journey and you’re the one who has to put the work in.
Once you are certain of your goal and stay focused on it, you will always find a way and it’s not for others to know or understand it, because it’s your journey.
Other obstacles can be much simpler and come down to our own self awareness, recognising fears and doubts, when to listen to them and when not to.
A useful tool for this is self reflection. It really helps to keep a journal throughout so you can stay self aware through the reflection process.
For more information on how to do this please get in touch to book an intial coaching session.
Obstacles are all in fact our guides, as when we really observe and become aware of what it is showing us we will always find a way either around, over, under or through them.
Just make sure you always keep your inner compass as your guide.