New goals don’t deliver new results.
New lifestyles do.
And a lifestyle is not an outcome, it is a process. For this reason, all of your energy should go into building better habits, not chasing better results.
We often think that we just need to make the right goals. If we can do that, and make them at the right time, then THIS time we will be successful in achieving them.
This is not the solution. This is the problem.
We want different goals, but we don’t want a different lifestyle.
We want to be healthier, but we approach it in unhealthy ways.
Changing your lifestyle is hard. Really hard. But it’s the only way you will see long-term success.
Every time you try a new diet, you think you’re trying a new approach. You’re not. You’re doing the exact same thing that has repeatedly left you frustrated, defeated, and feeling like you’re not cut out for this. It just has a different name this time around.
A fad diet will not work because it doesn’t address the reasons you’ve never stuck with a fad diet before.
Getting motivated will not work because it doesn’t address the reasons your’re motivation has always failed you in the past.
If you want to be successful for the rest of your life (because that’s the goal right?) you need to address, and change, the way you live life that is in direct conflict with the goals you want to achieve. If you don’t, it will never matter how great the goals you set are.
You will not keep them.