January 06, 2017 07:45 AM
The new year is here, and if you're looking to make some changes in 2017, you'll want to make sure they are attainable and can stick. That's why Executive Coach Pam Solberg-Tapper visited GMN Friday.
Pam says in order to be successful with your resolutions this year, it's important to understand that there's more to it than just your actions. It also takes an elevated way of thinking.
Find Your Passion
When a goal evokes emotion, it is easier to stick to it. Ask yourself, “How important is this goal to me?” Then rate your goal’s level of importance on a scale of 1 to 10. Compelling goals rate at least an eight.
Then ask yourself “Why is this goal important to me?” and write down the reasons. For example, if you want to lose weight, clarify what that means to you, such as living longer and healthier, being able to play with your kids, run a marathon, or having a higher level of self-esteem. Tapping into your emotions will heighten your desire to stay on course.
Think Like an Athlete
Enlist your brain to guide your actions. Athletes use mental imagery to picture themselves performing at their best. This strengthens focus on positive outcomes and self confidence.
For example, Olympic gold medalist swimmer Michael Phelps pictures every vivid detail on how he wants to race in the pool. He programs his mind to win.
Prepare for the Dip
Setting goals can be exciting at first because you are enthusiastic to change for the better. But change takes effort and enthusiasm can wane when the new behavior doesn’t come easily. That’s when the dip occurs and you start to sink back into your old habits.
When this happens, revisit your reasons and passion for making the change and challenge yourself to grow into the person you want to be.
Pam is an internationally experienced Executive Coach and Professional Development Consultant. She offers tools and motivation to help her clients improve their business performance as well as their quality of life.
Pam is an avid runner, and is the 17th woman in the world to run a marathon on all 7 continents plus the North Pole. She says she brings a sense of adventure, achievement and can-do attitude to her clients.
Pam Solberg-Tapper, MHSA, PCC
Executive Coach/Leadership Development
Coach for Success, Inc.
Updated: January 06, 2017 07:45 AM
Created: January 06, 2017 07:18 AM
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