Start Where You Are Today.

Hi Friends,

I love goals. I think they are awesome. I think more people need to make them.

Daring ones. Crazy ones. Simple ones.

Goals that are scary. Goals that will make you better. Goals that will make you grow. Even goals that seem impossibly out of reach.

Go get em’ tiger!

Am I trying to set you up for failure? Psh! Never my friends! I just want you to know that you are so much better than you think you are. You are nothing less than anyone else who is reaching their goals. You are awesome, strong, capable and have everything you need to reach your goals.

You may crumble, totally suck some days and wanna quite. That’s okay too! Really, it is! The wanting to part…not the actual quitting part!

The most important piece of goal making? 

Start Small

You have to start where you are today, not where you want to be. 

Start small! If your goal is to run a 5k, start by walking 1 mile. Find success in walking your mile, then walk 1.5 miles. Your success will give you the confidence you need to keep chugging along. On the other hand, if you goal is to run a 5k and you walk out the door determined to run a mile for the first times since 8th grade P.E. I can tell you for sure it’s not going to feel so amazing and you probably wont want to feel not so amazing the next time you go out there…so you may not. And that would be sad. Break up your big goal into smaller baby goals. As small as they need to be.

It is okay to start where you are. Accept where you are, knowing that you won’t be there once you have reached your goal.

Also, put meaning behind your goal. Why is this important to you? Knowing the “why” will help determine your “how”.

Starting small in the beginning will mean winning big in the end!

What is your goal? Leave me a comment below letting me know! I love being inspired by amazing goals! My small goal is to get 10 goal comments on this post and 10 new subscribers. Will you help me get there? Share this post with your pals and like Chasing Cake on Facebook to help me get there. Thanks Friends…you are all the greatest!

Anahid

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No Excuses.

Hi Friends, 

By now I have heard just about every excuse. I consider myself a rather empathetic individual with one exception. Excuses.

There are very few excuses that people give me that I don’t have a very simple solution to. The issue? People come up with an excuse as to why the solution wont work! Gah!

Does this sound a little like you?

Don’t you fret my little one. You are in the majority. Everyone makes them. Including yours truly. I would be the biggest liar if I said I didn’t make excuses. In fact, I will be the first one to admit that I do. The difference? I know very well when I am making an excuse and quickly kick myself in the rump for it!

The question you must ask yourself. Do you choose to make excuses or choose to get results?

No Excuses

My friends, you cannot choose both. 

As you may have heard before, if its important you will find a way, if  it’s not important you will find an excuse.

As Jillian Michaels says best, you have to first find the “why” before you can figure out your “how”! Why is this goal important to you? Do you want to live longer for your kids, prevent your family history of heart attacks, or have more energy to do the things you love? Find the real reason! Dig deep. Be honest. Then figure out the “how”. Make small, short-term and most importantly doable steps to get there. (more on the “how” coming soon!)

What will you choose? Excuses or results?

Anahid

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