The next Step in the 3 S's of Success!
Since I was young, I was huge sports fan. Baseball was always my first love, and I always had dreams of relieving my hero Derek Jeter as the starting shortstop of the New York Yankees, but what I loved most in sports was the feeling of giving your all towards a goal. I love learning about people or teams that have accomplished the highest of honors in their sports and how they knew they could do it because they said it everyday to themselves, their coaches, and everyone they knew. They put their goals out to the world, and they didn't stop till they did it. There was no better example of this than Olympic gymnast Laurie Hernandez in the 2016 Olympics in Rio De Janiero, Brazil.
In this video, Laurie Hernandez, the youngest teammate on the U.S. Olympic Gymnastics team is setting up for her routine on the balance beam. She gets announced, presents herself to the judges, then does the best thing someone can do. She says out loud "I got this!", and begins her nearly flawless routine. With all the training and practice she did to get herself their over the years, right before the biggest moment of her gymnastics life, she goes all in, stating "I got this" to the whole world. What a great moment for her, and for our country! This brings us to our second step in our 3 S's to success: Speak it!
The simple act of sharing yourself is your access to producing results in every area of life. Right now the dreams closest to your heart are probably confined to a small conversation you have with yourself-not really letting it out in the world where it really matters. Unfortunately, as human beings we´re programmed to avoid this type of communication precisely when it can make the biggest difference. We don´t like feeling vulnerable and exposed, so we tend to keep the really important stuff tightly sealed and away from others. So why do you keep your goals to yourself?
Because there is a chance you might fail.
The fear of failure is the most paralyzing thing for most people. This fear has caused more people to stay in jobs they hate, relationships that make them miserable, and have unhealthy stress than anything else in the world. It can keep you standing at the edge of success, with everything you want staring up at you, but the fear keeps you on the edge, and you don't make the jump. This is why speaking your goals is so important; it's the beginning of the jump.
When you speak your goals, outloud, it starts to mold into a real thing. Having a goal is fine, but speaking your goals outloud is an action. You are doing something, and every little thing you do that involves this goal is great. The keys to speaking your goals is you have to speak it to yourself and to others. There is actual proof that when you speak to yourself and state what you are going to do, and what you are going to accomplish, you have a greater chance of succeeding. Once you tell yourself, tell others. Tell your closest friend, tell your mom, tell your dog, tell anyone that you have a goal and you are going to accomplish it. When you do this, you will gain two things. 1.) Confidence in yourself as you speak it everyday. 2.) Will have people in your life supporting you in this journey.
Lastly, you need one thing to truly master this process when you speak out...conviction! The fear will make you waterdown your speech, because specifics make it much more real. I have met many clients who have said they wanted to lose weight, or build muscle, but then they tell me immediately that "well, I really just want to be healthy." Okay, that's great. Health is good. But what do YOU really want? If you want to lose 15lbs because you feel better in a size or two smaller, or you want to build muscle because you love to hike and you have a big trip coming up, Awesome! But you have to SPEAK IT SPECIFICALLY! When you speak to yourself about losing weight, don't speak in general terms. "I want to lose weight" won't work, but " I will lose 15lbs and drop two sizes" is specific. That works!!
So please, tell yourself, tell your friends, Tell me or a coach who can help what your specific goals are, and keep speaking it until you finish it, and see how great you feel. And if you need a little extra confidence, when you finish speaking your goals, take a sheet out of our Olympic Champion Laurie's book, and tell yourself "I Got This".
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