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Three lists to make…

A lot of us nowadays are doing something that doesn’t do us (or the world!) any favors.

We play small.

By that I mean, we hold ourselves back — and don’t go after the things we really want.

In other words, we settle.

When we do this, not only are we depriving ourselves — but we’re also depriving the world of our gifts and our potential!

It’s time to THINK BIGGER. It’s time to step out of your comfort zone and go after the things that you truly want.

And I’ve got some great news: it is absolutely possible to go after big goals in a way that’s HEALTHY, STRATEGIC, and (yes!) FUN.

Let me walk you through the process…

FIRST: Mark your goal

You probably already have an idea or two in the back of your head of something you want to accomplish this year (or even over the next couple of years).

And if you don’t, take some time to think about what would give your life more meaning, more purpose, and help you feel more fulfilled.

Grab a notebook — because we’re about to come up with a way to bring those goals to life!

At the top of your page, write “What if I __?” and fill in the blank with your goal.

SECOND: Get tactical

Now it’s time to make some lists.

List 1: Write down all your fears about this goal. All of them. Even the ones that seem silly.

Example: Let’s say you want to go back to school. Maybe you’re afraid you’ve forgotten how to study, that you’ll feel out of place, or you won’t have any free time.

List 2: Write how you can MINIMIZE those fears. Maybe you need to learn a new skill, create a support network, or set some boundaries. Plan it all out.

Example: You could always join a study group, or you could experiment by starting with one class at a time.

List 3: Write down what you’ll do when things don’t go as planned. (Because as you know, things rarely go as planned!) This could be people you can reach out to or new approaches you can try.

Example: You could meet with your teacher or hire a tutor.

The takeaway:

Fears are just fears. Once you break them down, they lose their power.

Here’s to a year of taking a GIANT step out of our comfort zones, and into a big, beautiful life!

And if one of your goals is to live your best life, check out some of my easy-to-follow challenges that gives you a step-by-step approach to help you build healthy habits to not only lose weight but build the eating habits and movement habits so that you never have to diet again.

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