How To Make Goal Setting Fun | Kanata Chiropractor

How To Make Goal Setting Fun

Healthy TV Episode 095

I’m going to be honest… Goal setting has become really stressful and difficult for me over the past couple of years…

A combination of failing to accomplish past goals, which was itself a consequence of choosing goals that I was not 100% committed to, has led me to dread the thought of goal setting all together.

I could feel my anxiety building over the past couple of months and decided that this year I was going to change tactics.

For me the biggest problem has been NOT THINKING carefully enough about which goals meant the most to me…. and why?  

Obviously this lack of clarity led to a lower levle of commitment which led to me being easily distracted.  And we all know how easy it is to be distracted in our sensory-overload culture! 

So I decided to take a different approach this year and ask a different question to figure out what really are my top goals and aspirations for 2019.

But first let me set the context

Imagine it’s Sunday, December 31st, 2019 and you’re reflecting on 2019….

Imagine that you are feeling super-happy about your year and everything that you’ve accomplished…

Now the big question is, what needs to happen over the next 12 months make that daydream a reality?  

What behaviours and habits do you need to change in order to MAKE IT HAPPEN?

This strategy has not only made my goal setting experience much easier this year, it was actually exciting and inspiring vs. boring and discouraging!

Now it’s your turn! I’d love for you to reach out to me and let me know how it worked for you!

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johnDr. John MacPhee is a Chiropractor, speaker and passionate health and wellness expert. He has inspired thousands of people to take control of their own health using the Life By Design method. Dr. John is co-owner of The Wellness Group, the largest Life By Design Certified Chiropractic office in Canada. Apart from full-time practice, John maintains a busy speaking schedule, with a particular emphasis on improving productivity and focus at work. Otherwise, you can find John training hard at CrossFit 613, exploring Gatineau Park, or holed away studying the latest research at various cafes across the west end.
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