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Why focusing just on RESULTS doesn't work

#habits goals results May 04, 2021
 
 

May the 4th be with you, Derith!

Anyone else tempted to say, "and also with you"??? Ha, ha!

Well, Happy May! It's a brand new month, a new start, and hopefully a refreshed outlook on what's lies ahead of us. In my coach head & in the FIERCE life, a new month always brings with it a chance to set new goals to focus on.

 

I'm curious, what are YOUR goals for May?

Most of the time when I ask this question, I get answers like, "lose weight", "more energy", "drink less wine", "make a million dollars", etc

 

And, while these technically are goals, they are all OUTCOME goals meaning that they are identifying the outcome or RESULT we are after.

This is the first step in the goal-setting process because it is imperative we know where we want to go; BUT it's setting PROCESS goals that ultimately determines whether or not we achieve the goals we set.

 

Let...

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Disappearing Weekends?

Disappearing weekends...yeah, it's a thing. We look forward to it all week and almost as soon as it starts, it's over.

Did you know that there's 60 hours between that 6 p.m. Friday glass of wine and that 6 a.m. Monday alarm clock?

Shocking, I know.

Even if you sleep for 24 of those hours, that leaves 36 waking ones. That’s plenty of time for fun, relaxation and more importantly, recharging the batteries. However, we often try to cram in as much as humanly possible... errands, get togethers, downtime, workouts, grocery shopping... as time quickly slips away, creating that disappearing act we're all too familiar with.

We want weekends that allow us to decompress from the week while having time for some fun AND leaving us feeling refreshed, not exhausted or disappointed, so we can hit Monday ready to go. Am I right?

It IS possible to create this harmony in our weekends. It just takes a little guidance and some fierce intention.

I've got 5 easy ways you can start...

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Joyful Conversations, hearty laughs & strong hugs

370 days.

That's the our count since the "shutdown" happened for FIERCE. March 18, 2020, was our last class at the Garage Gym.

And here we are... not quite shutdown anymore but not quite back to normal...and definitely headed towards the bright side. 

Sliver Linings... yes, that saying can feel cliche and also carries so much truth for us these days. I know I have used it more times in the past year than in the previous 40 years of my life. 

This pandemic did come with silver linings and while they are different for all of us, I feel that this rings true for most...

We soon realized it was not the material things we missed, but the human contact. We craved for the company of others, joyful conversations, hearty laughs, and strong hugs... in the end that's what mattered most and that's what life is all about.

There was, and still is, an abundance of things I wouldn't have learned, felt, or experienced if it weren't for the pandemic; and the more I...

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"Here I am... again." ~ How the Pain of Being Stuck is Actually Your Power

“Here I am… again.”

This was my (defeating) thought this past Sunday as I moved into the FIFTH place I’ve lived since arriving in MA less than 3 years ago.

The familiar lug of heavy boxes, endless bags, HUGE plastic bins, and the bits and bobbles we seem to take with us everywhere we go, even though we don’t really need them.  

There I was...again...back and forth between huffing & puffing from going up and down the stairs, the sighs of overwhelm, silently cursing as I bump an elbow or a knee on a corner; and some tears.  These tears were partly out of frustration, partly from being alone, and mostly from the pain of thinking, “Here I am, again”.

Let’s take a quick step back…   

For those of you that don’t know, I moved to MA from TX in March of 2016 to create a life that I imagined to be PERFECT!  After living in TX for 36 years at this point, this was an adventure of a lifetime…...

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