2014 is starting strong and to make your year it’s very best I have been writing about making your resolutions reality. I have covered creating your resolutions, finding your motivation and making your commitment. Now make your intentions known to the world!
TELL THE WORLD
Putting your intention out to the world takes courage. You have to be brave when you reveal your goals to friends and family. When you tell someone your innermost desire it leaves you vulnerable and you have to be ready for any kind of reaction. There is an upside and a downside when you let your world know your plan.
Let’s talk about the downside first. It’s easy to talk about positive outcomes so let’s get the dirty laundry aired and have a couple of options to deal with anything negative.
Even when we know that someone loves us it doesn’t necessarily mean they always support us when we want to change. Change is scary and some people don’t like it. They may interpret your willingness to change as a reflection on them. Even if it isn’t true.
We must look into ourselves to determine what kind of support we want and need. Do we want active support where someone is encouraging us and giving us ideas or do we only need to know that we are loved and someone has our back?
If you do have someone who is negative and can’t show you any support then don’t try to convince them. Move on and focus on the positive people in your life. Energy vampires will drag you down. Don’t let that happen.
There are plenty of people (and studies) that say if you make your resolutions public you are less likely to achieve them. There is something to that which you can read here. If you have overshared your intentions and have fallen short in the past then you may want to keep it to yourself this year and see what happens.
THE UPSIDE IS THE BEST SIDE
There is so much potential when you put your intention out there and good stuff comes flowing back. It energizes and motivates you. You might inspire someone to join you which can be great for both of you.
Make sure your goals are clear. Don’t be muddled. The people who are supporting you need to clearly understand what you want to do and when. This way they can best help you and give you that little push when you most need it. They will also know when to cheer for you and give you that well deserved high five!
Keep people posted on your progress. Keep it simple because you don’t want to bore them to death with your heart rate monitor stats. Posting Instagram pics of your highlights can be a fun way to involve people. If someone does want to know every detail then engage them in your journey and make your success an inspiration.
Give what you get. If you are getting the support and encouragement you need, pay it forward. Letting someone know that they are doing great can make a world of difference. A simple “good job” or “thank you” can turn someone’s day around. And it feels good to make someone smile.
Who will you tell? Who will you invite to join you? Don’t wait until tomorrow to tell someone and invite someone.
Stand on top of your mountain and let the world know!
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Dillon Kreider, ACSM-CHFS, is a nationally certified personal trainer, bridal fitness expert and owner of the Healthy Bride. Dillon has been helping brides and grooms lose weight safely, quickly and permanently while getting into the the best shape of their lives for over 10 years. Visit us at Facebook.