Abundant Living

How to Reach Your Goals

Tonight I was sitting in the living room when my 14-year-old son, Alex, asked my 12-year-old daughter, Charis, and me if we wanted to work out with him.  I immediately said no.  My daughter said yes and got on the floor with him where he had his tablet set up to show a workout video.

My daughter started out strong, but after a few repetitions, she stopped and just laid on the floor, watching my son and the person in the video.  And then it struck me:  That’s a perfect example why some people see transformation in their lives and some people don’t.

  1. Spectators don’t even attempt to make changes in their lives.  They are represented by me in the above scenario.  I had no desire to exercise and continued with my activity.
  2. Starters are represented by my daughter.  They start off strong but don’t have the discipline to keep going.
  3. Finishers are like my son.  They start a task and, regardless how difficult it becomes, they keep at it.  Finishers see transformations.   They see results.

Which person are you?  I hope you’re a Finisher.  If you’re not, here are a few tips to help you become one:

Set a goal and stick with it

Create milestones along the way. No matter how hard or how lonely the road becomes, focus on getting to the next milestone.

Find an accountability partner

Enlist the help of a trustworthy person who will help you fight the temptation to quit.  Give this person permission to fuss at you.

Make a vision board

If you’re a visual person, create a vision board to help you stay focused on the end result.

If you, and my daughter and I, apply these tips, we will be Finishers.  Comment below with strategies you use to Finish your tasks and goals.

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