My husband and I actually went to church on Sunday. We plan to go every Sunday unless we are out of town or sick. It’s a new year! We love our church and our pastor is phenomenal.
Sunday he talked about having a vision. A clear vision and a “why.” I talked about having a “why” a few weeks ago when I first started talking about setting goals. Clearly define WHY you want to lose weight so you have a vision.
Have you ever asked someone, “Why they want to do something” and they answer, “I don’t know?”
Drives me nutso. There must be a reason. You don’t just go about life without a reason as to WHY you do things. If you do, chances are you aren’t going to be successful.
A vision is WHY you want to do something. To see WHY I want to lose weight this year, check out THIS post.
After you know WHY you want to do something, then ask yourself, “How am I going to accomplish this?”
That is when you set specific, measurable goals.
In order to do all the “Why’s”, I will track my points, exercise, drink water, and not eat sweets. Pretty specific, right?
Finally, comes the generality of “What are you going to do?”
Well, I am going to lose weight, duh!
Within the “what” category is “What do you want to do with your life?” Do you have a clear vision about where you want to be this time next year? Do you have a clear vision where you want to be in six months? Do you have a vision as to where you want to be in a month?
In a month, I want to be down 9 pounds so I can win the DietBet I joined.
In 6 months, I would like to give myself a birthday gift of being 100 pounds down.
In a year, I want to be at Weight Watchers goal.
Do I have a vision? Yes. Do I have a How? Check. Do I have a why? Yep.
Proverbs 29:18 – “Where there is no vision, the people are unrestrained. But happy is he who keeps the law!” You MUST have a vision in life or you are going about without purpose!
Now, I am asking you to write down your why, how and what. Clearly define your future and your vision for the next year. I challenge you to do this and then share it with someone else.