Just Win, Baby!
If you have a tendency to focus on the negative, you’re not alone.
Sometimes, I fall into this trap, too.
I realized this while interviewing a prospective client recently. I asked the question, “What are you struggling with?”
This kind of language assumes that the person is struggling … it’s a pretty negative place to begin a conversation, don’t you think?
So, do your best not to start these negative conversations with yourself.
Focus on the positives.
Celebrate the wins, no matter how small.
A long-term accomplishment would be to be able to say, “I lost 30 pounds!” That’s certainly an achievement worth celebrating, but it’s not going to happen today.
An achievement so impressive can’t happen overnight, and there are no gimmicks or shortcuts that will get you there.
An achievement like that is really made up of a lot of small wins along the way … things that might seem insignificant at the time, but that really add up in the long run.
So my advice today is not to focus on the destination. Sure, dream big when you’re setting your goals … but think small when it comes time to executing the little things each day that will lead to that achievement.
Did you meal prep last weekend? That’s a win. Celebrate it.
Squeeze in a home workout after you got stuck late at work? Another win. Give yourself a high-five.
Substitute an extra serving of veggies for carbs with dinner? Another seemingly small decision that, over time, will add up to big results.
Got 7 hours of sleep last night? Do that consistently, and your body will thank you later … both in ways that you can see (more muscle tone, less fat, healthier skin) and ways that you can’t (healthier cells and hormonal balance).
So along those lines, what’s ONE SMALL WIN that you’ve had over the past week? It might be something that you didn’t notice because you didn’t think it mattered.
But now you know, it does.
Take a moment to share one win from the past week with me. I’d love to celebrate it with you. 🙂