We have started a million diets/budgets/workouts/plans/do lists on Monday and ate the pie on Tuesday, right? We have big dreams, exciting goals and liberating ideas at the gate. We can also envision our victory lap. However, somewhere between the start and the ‘ta da”, we don’t stick the landing. We simply don’t follow through.
For all you baseball fans, It’s not in the wind up, it’s in the follow. If you have learned any type of skill, it takes practice, consistency and finally the follow through.
It takes understanding that following through is the pivotal last step in your aim to the goal. A miss is as good as a mile. If you have a goal without a target, how can you follow through?
If you want to grow, learn, change the key is taking small steps and following through every day! Any parent or teacher out there knows that discipline is one thing, but following through is where the magic happens. So how can I get the magic wand?
I taught Elementary Physical Education years ago and this is what I told my students all the time when learning a new skill. It is a complete hoot to watch kindergarteners learn to skip. They concentrate so hard and after a couple of weeks - they are skipping down every hall at school. Yippee Skippee!
1. SMART goals: Write down your goal and be crystal clear with your target
2. Accountability: Tell your biggest fan your goal. Don’t be afraid to adjust the goal as you progress. Play continues when we adjust the boundaries to fit our needs!l
3. Follow through: Record your progress daily - don’t skip this step!
A life full of discipline is dull and draining. So pick and choose what you must do and have fun with the rest. Let’s throw caution to the wind.