So a few of you had questions. They were made in statements, emails and even filtered through in comments over the past 6 months. How? You asked. How do you set a task, a challenge and get there? Well, here’s some things I have learnt along the way. From my parents, from courses I have done and people I have met. So from me to you, here are my top five tips for getting done what you said you would get done;

  1. Every word is a promise. Every single word that falls out of your mouth is a reinforcement of who and what you are. Are you making loose, wishy washy promises? Well, it’s time to stop. Time to clean up the messes you’ve made with people by breaking your promises so bit by bit YOU can relate to yourself as someone who does what they say they will do.
  2. Make a plan, take where you want to be and break it down into milestones. Not only does it make it seem possible, but it gives you warning signs if you are falling behind. Be descriptive. If you want to run 5km in 11 weeks, mark how many km’s you want to have run week by week or how long you plan to run every week, what you’re going to eat, what you’ll do if it rains etc etc etc. Plan to win.
  3. Make yourself accountable. Open up your mouth and tell every man and his dog that this is what you are going to do. If you spent some time restoring your word with people {as suggested in point one} then you won’t want to undermine that again so soon. This will motivate you.
  4. Get a great team. So not only are you going to tell everyone, but you are going to rally th troops around who are your resources. People to motivate, boss and push you. People to love you and see you at the finish line long before you see yourself there yourself. A team splits the load and backs up that accountability thing.
  5. Be kind to yourself. But not too kind. When it comes to achieving something that matters to you there are going to be times where you are down and feel like being out. You’ll stumble, fall, face plant even. Be kind to yourself and know that it is ok for that to happen. But don’t you dare give up. Calls your support team, cry and wail if you must, acknowledge that what you’re up to is BIG and of course it’s going to take something. Then get up and get going all over again.

So there you go. For everyone who mentioned that they don’t know how I do it. That they don’t know how I set myself a goal or task and go about achieving it. That’s how. Just do those things and you’re there. Promise.