Have you ever said to yourself that you’re going to do something, only to give it a half hearted go and then give up before you really got started?
There’s often a gap between good intention and consistent action, and without bridging that gap chances of success and an enjoyable process are vastly reduced.
Recently when I set myself that goal of running under 50s for the 400m, on paper I had everything I needed to have a decent crack at it.
I had a powerful reason ‘why’, I knew what I was doing, and I even had all the elements of the traditional SMART goals.
But it still didn’t feel like the right thing for me.
And it came down to BELIEF.
In the end I didn’t believe that it was going to give me what I wanted.
If I’m being honest I’d say that I didn’t fully believe that I was capable of achieving it.
Not so much a ‘fear of failure’, but more a realistic assessment of my chances of success.
Ultimately we need to bridge the gap between intention and action with belief.
Decide what you want to do, get clear on why you want to do it, and then have a stern conversation with yourself so you truly believe that doing this thing is going to give you that reward.
Unleashing more of your potential and getting clarity on the big goals that you want to pursue is the theme of my brand new seminar – motivAction – to be held in Oxford this November.
If you know that there’s more of you to give, then make sure that you check out this page and join me for a day of personal development and motivation in Oxford.