I’ve set my goals, a timeline, I have people for accountability and I make daily mini-goals.

I’m discovering the key to my success is being prepared for the obstacles, roadblocks and disappointments. This realization has been a game changer for me. It is glaringly obvious to me now, when I am not prepared. Milestone: I’ve reached the point where I recognize that I’m not living the life I want when I am unprepared and disorganized. I am also learning to let go of my favorite excuse that I like to “fly by the seat of my pants.”

Act 1 – Plan

I acknowledge that I am successful when I have planned for the unexpected. A good example is my Veganuary challenge; I definitely have to plan ahead for meals and snacks – I missed the mark on a couple meals last week. I don’t want to put myself in the position of making choices that don’t support my goal. I don’t want to be all hangry and grab any old snack or wait to eat until I get home and feel the need to mow down all the food in my sight.

Act 2 – Prepare

I identified that writing up a plan is a bit like me writing up my goals — I can write a plan up all day long. It’s the following and sticking with the plan that is my challenge. To combat this issue I make small, specific daily and weekly goals that are helping me get to the bigger stuff. This way I get to celebrate all my small successes along the way. Each success builds on the previous one and VOILA! The magic starts to happen, and I am heading confidently onward!

Act 3 – Action

I realized that I want a re-set after the few bumps in my progress. So, this week, as I write out my out my mini-goals I am focusing on what is working and what isn’t. I will take the time to be prepared. I will be mindful of what I want, and I will be ready for the unexpected!

This week I am:

  • Writing my plan for the week and keeping a daily list I will re-evaluate next Sunday;
  • Planning and preparing vegan meals and snacks;
  • Going to 4 Kaia workouts and 2 new yoga sessions;
  • Practicing JOMO (the Joy of Missing Out; the opposite of FOMO, the fear of mission out);
  • Calendaring everything including work and personal projects to ensure I keep on track and have the week I want.

How do you stay motivated along the way? What inspires you to stick with your goals? What methods do you use to keep yourself on track?

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