** THE 7 STEP LIFESTYLE APPROACH TO SUCCESS **
1) Outcome Goals – Simple.
If you want to lose 10 pounds in 6 weeks, that’s your Outcome Goal (short term). It’s the Destination you want to arrive it in a given time frame. That’s Goal Setting 101.
2) Process Goals – These are a little different, and yet an often forgotten part of a Goal Setting program. Process goals refer to what you are going to do in order to succeed.
For someone that wants to lose belly fat, your process goals should include a high intensity interval training program and YOUR compliance to the lifestyle nutritional program.
By hitting your process goals, you’ll ultimately achieve your outcome goals.
3) Action – All the optimism and goal-setting in the world does you no good without Action (DUH). You must plan, prepare to take action and then you must force yourself –
EVEN ON THOSE ROUGH DAYS!
Success. It comes in spurts. Trust me on that.
So never, ever, EVER give up on what’s important to you.
4) Accountability – Research shows that being accountable to an authority figure increases your chances of success. This might be myself, contest challenges, a doctor, or your boss at work. But you need accountability.
5) Social Support – Lean on positive people in your life to support you when things are going well, DO NOT rely on the delusional crabs to help you. They’re worth shit…
You can’t go it alone and expect to succeed. You must find positive people to be there when you need a shoulder to lean on.
6) Incentives – There are two ways to implement Incentives into your Lifestyle Approach.
You can use the “carrot” or the “stick”. The “carrot” approach is based on a reward you’ll give yourself for taking action and hitting your process and outcome goals.
OR, you can motivate yourself with negative consequences. “Stick” method. For example, you can punish yourself for not taking action or for not hitting your outcome goals.
7) The Deadline -Without the deadline, we will procrastinate.
The short term goal of losing 10 pounds of belly fat drags on and on and on without success, unless we say, “I’m going to lose 10 pounds of belly fat by… so & so date” and then make this public to our influential leaders while attaching an Incentive to it.
It doesn’t matter if it’s losing belly fat, learning how to meditate, finding the life partner of your dreams, re-establishing your relationship with YOU, getting a raise, or starting your own business, those 7 steps are proven, PERIOD!
COMMITTED TO YOUR SUCCESS,
OWNER / INSTRUCTOR OF SUPREME ASSAILANT
(Athletic Functional Training Specialist, Body-weight Training Specialist, Sports Nutrition Specialist, Muay Thai Instructor)