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How obstacles become opportunities

You know I am all about POSITIVE ACTION, right?


Basically, focusing on the actions that will move you toward whatever it is that you want.

Partners perform squat/medicine ball toss combination exercise
Partners perform squat/ball toss


Well, today I am going to get a little <gasp!> NEGATIVE. 


It’s time to take inventory of the things that are getting in your way – the hurdles between you and your vision of success.


These hurdles drain your energy, resources, confidence … and make the journey from where you are NOW to where you want to BE longer and more challenging.


Here’s what I’m talking about.


Let’s say you have a goal of consistently completing at least 3 workouts per week. Or cutting back on sugary treats. Or improving stress management.


What are you doing NOW that gets in the way of making that happen?


If you’re serious about reaching success, it is time to start dealing with those obstacles.


I definitely do NOT recommend cutting out every obstacle at once (or maybe ever).


But it’s important to acknowledge them – because it takes their power away.


If you start by targeting those obstacles one by one, you’ll have a better chance of long-term success.


Before you know it … those OBSTACLES will become OPPORTUNITIES.

For example:


●     If you have a goal that includes eating healthier, but you also have a midafternoon cookie habit: what if you swapped out your cookie for some fruit and nuts?

●  If you want to cut stress levels, but stay up late on your screens so you don't get enough sleep: what if you put your phone in another room 30 minutes before bed?

●     If you have a goal that includes getting more fit but aren’t sure what to do or don’t have enough time: what if you got guidance from a coach who can help you discover your inner athlete (even in just short bursts of time)?


DO THIS: Write down ALL of the obstacles standing between you and your 2024 vision of success.


These can even include mindset obstacles like thinking your goal is “too big” or the feeling that you’re somehow “not worthy.”


THEN: identify which obstacles are the BIGGEST hurdles between you and your goal – and also which obstacles are the EASIEST for you to tear down.


TAKE ACTION: I recommend targeting these obstacles ONE AT A TIME … alternating an EASY hurdle with a BIG one!


Rather than trying to go cold turkey on all of your obstacles at once, find a REPLACEMENT or something you can do instead (like the cookie-apple example above).


At Bright Futures Fitness, I specialize in helping kids and adults establish better, and long-lasting, habits that can bring results in the near future, but also lay a foundation for better results that last a lifetime.


If you’re ready to ramp up YOUR success and eliminate your obstacles, my Goal Getting and Habit Stacking Plan + Challenge can help. We already got started this week, but it's not too late to join!

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