Setting your Expectations
This week has been habit forming in our household - me getting to PT sessions at MP STUDIO (www.mpstudio.com.au) while Cass goes for a run on the same mornings. Previously the "when I feel like it I will go" habit had formed and the results, or lack thereof, were showing. Am I the only one in the history of mankind who has applied this theory when the alarm goes off at 4.50m? I’m guessing I’m not alone here.
So what does this have to do with expectations? For some, cycling six mornings a week, fitting in four gym sessions or walking to work two times is the level of activity set and considered a success on completion. The key is they have set their expected level of activity – they have considered the outcome they want and set their expected activity levels accordingly.
So here are three tips to help you with setting your activity levels:
- Base your expectation on the ‘now’ – just because we’ve done things a certain way in the past – be it hours worked or results achieved – doesn’t mean we should have the same expectations now. Be clear on what success means to you now and aim for that rather than what you’ve done in the past.
- They are your activity levels - Get clear on what would make your week/month/year a successful one and set what you would like to achieve. What others expect of you isn’t within your control, so focus on what you can control and make that your target
- Be careful when comparing - Constantly comparing yourself to others will generally lead to frustration. We all tend to be at different stages of our own journey, so only compare your results to what you are setting for yourself.
This week, take a moment to look at the expectations you are putting on yourself. Focus on your journey and the success will come.
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