You’ve Achieved Your Goals. Now What?Aug 22, 2018
Sometimes the biggest anti-climax is actually attaining what you were working towards. There are creative solutions to not lose ground you’ve fought for.
Strive for Accomplishment
You’ve gotten this far through a lot of sweat and hard work. So now is the perfect time to take a step back, and understand what drives you. According to Psychology Today, accomplishment is about an internal goal. This is different from achievement, which is about meeting external standards. It’s the difference between the inspiration and the goal.
If you have a strong inspiration, or motivation, the emotional gratification of achievement will be much greater, than if you are just attempting to shed weight, gain mass, or get the gold. This means you are inspired to work towards something bigger than a tangible goal.
Know Your Motivations
For a lot of you, your motivation is family, emotional well-being or just how great you feel when you work out. These are fantastic motivations to keep you going from one target to the next. If you look at the bigger picture, you will be inspired to take it to the next level.
Get a Fresh Vision
Don’t make the mistake of taking time off when you hit your goal. You will lose your momentum. Sure, take some time to clear your head and even celebrate, but be careful! It’s easy to hit a slump and lose a lot of ground and motivation.
Take the time to think about what the next step should be. You faced 16.1 without muscle failure? Great. Take it to 16.2. You ran the 15K? Make it a half-marathon. Up your miles, or even better, up your effort.
Feel-Good Tip: Make helping others part of what inspires you to reach your objectives. Get sponsored for a charity run or introduce your favorite workout to the local Boys’ & Girls’ Club. Opportunities to pass the torch are endless.
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