We’re approaching half way through 2019. So let’s review how well you’ve done towards your new year resolutions. Did you:
- Lose that weight
- Get that new job or promotion
- Improve your fitness
If you did, then really well done! No, I mean it! If you didn’t then let’s explore the reasons why you might not have.
The main cause of us not reaching our goals has been called “false hope syndrome”. This is the result of us having unrealistic expectations of outcomes. It seems that us humans aren’t very good at estimating how successful we will be at almost any project.
Even if we have pursued a similar project in the past we still lie to ourselves about how successful we’ll be, “it’ll be different this time”. How often have you said that to yourself?
One way to improve your chances of success is to become accountable to someone. If you only have yourself to say “eh hum, well I tried” to then there is no value in either the success or the failure, there is no consequence.
This is where a coach comes in. A coach will help you to identify what it is that you really want to achieve. They will help you to set objectives by which you can measure your progress and celebrate success. But above all else they will hold you accountable.