Identifying And Focusing On Factors You Can Control

Last week we talked about Shaping The Path and how learning to rearrange your external environment can help make it easier for you to make the healthy decisions you want to make.


In that post we talked about how we all have two sides of our brain - a Rational Rider and an Emotional Elephant - and that in order for both to work in sync with one another you must shape the path they travel on.


If you missed that post make you can check it out here.


Today we’re shifting the focus away from your external environment and instead back onto yourself. Specifically in identifying and focusing on the factors you can control every day, every week, every month, as you pursue your goal.


TOO OFTEN WE GET FRUSTRATED BY EVENTS AND OUTCOMES THAT WE ULTIMATELY HAVE NO CONTROL OVER.


That frustration and valuable energy that you waste could instead be used to help propel you towards your goals.


By the end of today’s post you should have a clear picture as to how you can identify and shift your focus onto the factors you truly control in the pursuit of your goal.

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Shaping The Path: How To Rearrange Your Environment To Make Healthy Decisions

Last week we talked about goal setting, how you can set goals that carry some weight, and why it matters.

In that post we shared a formula you can use to set value-based goals, which resonate more with what you believe in, and ultimately help you come out on top.

If you missed that post make sure you give it a read before diving into today’s post.

Today we’re going over the two parts of your brain that your likely familiar with; a rational side and an emotional side.

Or as authors Chip and Dan Heath share in their book, Switch

A Rational Rider and an Emotional Elephant.

We’ll go over how both significantly influence your goals and how you can restructure your surroundings to get both sides of your brain working together for you, rather than against one another.

By the end of the post you should have a much clearer idea as to how you can reorganize your physical environment to help you make healthier decisions.

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How To Create Goals That Carry Weight

Last week we dove into the first - and most important component to achieving your goals - your identity and what you believe in.

In that post we went over how you can discover your superpowers and combine them with what you value to get a better understanding of who are you are and what you stand for.

If you missed that post make sure you give it a read before diving into today’s post.

Today we’re going over your goals, specifically how to set them and why your goals should have some “weight” behind them.

By the end of the post you should have a much clearer understanding of how you can leverage your identity and values against your goals and ultimately become the strongest version of yourself.

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Discovering Your Superpowers And How You Can Leverage Them To Achieve Your Goals

Last week we kicked things off by going over the 5 Skills You Can Develop That Will Help You Achieve Your Goals.

Here were the 5 topics:

  1. How to discover your identity, values, and goals

  2. The importance of having some “weight” behind your goals

  3. How you can Shape The Path to behavior change and success

  4. Identifying your circle of control, and

  5. The power of a Sunday Ritual

SEPARATELY, EACH WILL HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON YOUR APPROACH TO ACHIEVING ANY GOAL.

When applied collectively, you might feel like tasks become easier to achieve.

You’ll have a clearer picture of what needs to be done to accomplish your goal; when to do it, how to do it, and you’ll welcome any obstacle life throws your way with open arms knowing you’ve developed the skills necessary to persevere and succeed.

DEVELOPING THESE 5 SKILLS IS SIMPLE, BUT FAR FROM EASY.

Today we’re diving into the first and most important aspect of achieving your goals; who you are and what you stand for.

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5 Skills You Can Develop That Will Help You Achieve Your Goals

Considering it’s early in the New Year, now’s a great time to share some lessons you can practice and skills you can develop and carry with you throughout 2019.

Over the next 5 weeks I’ll cover topics that will help sharpen the tools you already have in your health and fitness toolbox, while giving you some new tools you can add as well.

  1. How to discover your identity, values, and goals

  2. The importance of having some “weight” behind your goals

  3. How you can Shape The Path to behavior change and success

  4. Identifying your circle of control, and

  5. The power of a Sunday Ritual

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Optimizing The Getup - Part 10: Programming The Getup

Throughout the past 10 weeks we've written specifically about one exercise, the Getup.  

Each post to this point has focused on a specific aspect of the Getup and has shared tips on how you can optimize your Getup.

Well, all that's left to do now is to train it!

Today we’ll talk purely about the fun stuff, right? The stuff every coach and weekend warrior wants to know...

PROGRAMMING!

There’s ONE key to results when it comes to programming…

Keep things simple. Keep things sustainable.

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