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

  1. Spectators don’t even attempt to make changes in their lives.  I represent them in the above scenario.  I had no desire to exercise and continued with my activity.
  2. My daughter represents starters.  They start strong but don’t have the discipline to keep going.
  3. Finishers are like my son.  They start a task and, regardless of 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 result.

If you, 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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