If you’ve been on a quest to achieve your goals, whether in health, fitness, or any area of life, you’ve probably heard of SMART goals – specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. They’re like the trusty compass guiding us toward success. But let’s dive deeper as there’s more to the story. 😉
In the past, you may have sat down together to craft these SMART goals. They’re neat, precise, and sound pretty good on paper. For instance, “lose 15 pounds by November 1” or “run a 5K in under 30 minutes by October 15th.”
But, when it comes to taking care of your health, they’re pretty ineffective.
They are based solely on RESULT, which you can influence, but not control.
They don’t focus on what you will DO, and more importantly, WHO you need to become.
Enter: Identity based goals.
These goals are not just about the ‘what’ but also the ‘who.’ It’s about becoming the person who effortlessly achieves those habits. It’s about rewriting the story you tell yourself, the self-talk that shapes your reality.
Imagine saying (and believing), “I am a fit, healthy person who makes choices that support my well-being.” See the shift? It’s like giving yourself a superpower cape.
And the thing about identity-based goals is, they align with the idea that we can never outperform who we THINK we are. It’s all about upgrading your self-perception. 🦸♀️
Our self-talk shapes our actions.
If you’ve struggled with setting and achieving goals, I recorded this podcast for you.
Take me out for a walk and let’s have a conversation.