Why bigger is not always better

And no, we’re not talking about THAT. We’re talking about goals here. Geez, such dirty minds!!

But let’s get serious!

Let me ask you something: 

When it comes to your health, business, or your personal life, what are your goals? 

You might now say something like “I want to lose 50 lbs”, or “I want to hit 6 figures in my business”, or maybe you want to have a happy and fulfilled relationship. 

When you think about these goals, how does it feel? Are you excited? Do you feel butterflies in your stomach? Probably! 

Now when you think about what it takes to reach those goals, how do you feel now? 

Chances are that the butterflies are making you a little bit sick right now and that a sense of overwhelm is pushing the excitement away. Am I right? 

If that’s the case, don’t worry. It’s absolutely normal to feel this way. After all, whatever goals you set for yourself, they are important to you. So you want to make sure you do everything you can to reach them. It’s understandable that you all of a sudden feel like you are standing in front of a mountain and don’t know how to climb it….or where even to begin. 

That’s why I want to introduce you to the concept of micro goals. Micro goals are basically smaller versions of your main goal; the small steps that get to the big result. 

Take weight loss as an example. Let’s say you want to lose the 50 lbs I mentioned above. Well, 50 lbs can sound like a lot and especially if you’ve tried to lose the weight before but failed it might seem like an impossible task. 

So how about we break it down into more manageable goals? You could say, I want to lose 1 lb per week. That sounds doable, right? Or you could say, in order to lose weight, I will start eating vegetables with every lunch and dinner. Also doable. 

The smaller the goal, the more confident you’ll feel to be able to achieve it. The process will feel easier, the result will come faster, and the journey will be more enjoyable.

And that is the whole purpose of micro goals! 

It doesn’t matter what area of your life we are talking about (fitness, business, personal life), as soon as you have the feeling a goal you set for yourself is unachievable, you will lose motivation, you will start feeling overwhelmed, eventually you’ll quit. 

But if you break it down into tiny little pieces, you will experience a sense of accomplishment each week, if not every day. And that’s what will keep you going; realizing that every single day you are getting closer to your goals.