The Ultimate Guide to Creating Motivation and Setting Attainable Goals Part 3

This month, we’re talking about how to create motivation and set goals that are achievable. Check out part one here and part 2 here!

Last time, we talked about how to define what you want and why it matters. The next step is to:

Take responsibility for the way you are and the results you create.

taking responsibility

In order to move forward, to be the way you envision yourself, you must start by taking responsibility for your actions. One of my favorite coaches always says, “You deserve everything that you have.” She’s talking about your house, the car you drive, your vacation (or lack thereof), and also about your outlook on life, the state of your relationship with your spouse or your mom, your relationship with your body, and what you ate for lunch. Everything and without judgement.
Many of the circumstances we find ourselves in are truly out of our control, but we are in control of how we respond to them and how we talk ourselves through them. That means, you have a role in every situation you find yourself in–good or bad. Again, there’s no blame or being wrong. Just facts. X happened, I thought Y, I did Z. Think about it: If you can create a negative result, you can create a positive one, too.

Identify what is working and what isn’t.

Now that you know what you want, and you’re totally responsible, it’s time to start thinking about the nuts and bolts. What you are actually feeling, thinking, and doing that is or isn’t working.

Take a few minutes to answer the following questions:

  • What is currently working?
  • What is not working?
  • What are the actions I need to take to create the result I want?
  • How do I feel when I produce the result that doesn’t work?
  • What I am I thinking when I produce the result that doesn’t work?
  • How will it feel to produce the result I want?
  • What will I think when I am producing the result I want?

Use these questions to be a guide as you create your plan of action. As you move forward, focus more on what you are doing, thinking, and feeling, than on the outcome you want to achieve.

Next week, we’ll finish the series by looking at the best way to approach the past, and how to move forward. Let me know if you have any questions or if you’re ready to get started with a new fitness routine! I’d love to be the one to support you! Call or email anytime to chat about your goals: 503-232-1353 or

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