3 Tips for A Better Lifestyle: Part 1
I wish I understood how to create a better mindset years ago. It’s weird because if it wasn’t for the experiences, and by experiences, I mean what I learned from making mistakes, I wouldn’t have been able to fine tune the mindset I have today. Well…maybe that’s not totally correct…because I have been blessed with learning from others mistakes too through the years, but I think you get my point. My point is that it takes mistakes, experiences, and sometimes mistakes makes those experiences that we learn best from. So, today I am kicking off a lifestyle series that will allow me to share some tips with you from mistakes that me and others have made which created learning experiences that I hope will help create a more opportunistic life for you and those you love.
Just like all the other blogs that I write, I practice what I preach. So, these tips I share are the very things that I do myself. This is important because I am speaking from my experience and if you can relate and need more information on exact details as to how I implement these tips, I can be booked to coach you through the process as it fits your life. Now this is not a shameless plug for my services, but my intent is to let you know that if you have questions as to how to implement, I’m not just someone who picked some tips out of the sky just to get a blog written. My purpose on this earth is to help others live a positive, purposeful life so they can be strong pillars in their homes and communities. Now on to the tips.
1. Write Down Your Goals! —Trust me, this really works when you factor in accountability and your drive. And speaking of drive and its twin sibling, motivation, the act of writing down what you are going to do is a strong motivator. You make your goals more specific and less vague when you write them down. Also, make sure you use verbs when you write them down. I use a 3 month planner to write down my 3 month goals. That same planner allows me to set weekly and then daily goals…all based on my 3 month goals. It works for me.
2. Give All of Your goals Measurable Outcomes! —It’s important that you know when you’ve finished and achieved the goal. I mean, how else will you know when to partay!! My planner allows me space to write the actions steps that I will need to take in order to complete each goal. I also use the S.M.A.R.T. technique as a basis for structuring my goals. As you probably guessed, the “M” in S.M.A.R.T. stands for “measurable”.
3. Set Specific Completion Dates! —You won’t always complete your goals on these dates, but setting them helps you stay focused on completion. There are some people who hate deadlines, but many people work better with deadlines, and what’s better than setting them yourself. I call that “steering your own ship”. One thing that I’ve learned in life is that if you don’t take responsibility for “steering your own ship”, someone else will do it for you. But make sure that you don’t set unrealistic dates. Do set them so you’ll have to push yourself to achieve them. Plus it makes for a greater sense of accomplishment when you do it this way, trust me on this one.
I realize that these 3 tips are related to goal setting but I challenge you to consider and implement these into your life today. The next part will expand on 3 more tips that me and other successful people use to create a better lifestyle. Also, if you need help implementing the details of these tips, please don’t hesitate to contact Coach Sandy or me and we will be happy to set up a time to talk with you.
Brian "B-Rob" Robinson is a Certified Life Strategies Coach, Certified Sports Nutrition Coach, Certified Personal Trainer, Youtuber, and co-founder of LEANWellonline. His website is thisisbrob.com and his YouTube channel is thisisb-rob.