The other day I watched a Tony Robbins clip online that really captured my attention and left me to ponder. He asked three simple questions and tore apart a lot of answers in the audience, effectively cutting through everyone's own BS.
You see, we all tell ourselves reasons why things aren't how they should be. It's only human to make excuses and want to take the easy way out. Our primal brains want safety and can't really see the benefits of long-term discipline. But on top of that, while there may be legitimate road blocks in the way to "success", there are also proven pathways to getting where you want to be - it just takes practice, patience and reflection.
I like to answer these three questions every few months because it helps me calibrate my goals and stay on track, or completely move or remove the tracks if it makes sense. Setting goals shouldn't be this static thing, for we are bound to change over time. That's why it's important to ask yourself:
Whats Great in your life right now?
What are you missing in your life?
What's preventing you from winning / succeeding?
I'll probably spend some time writing a post to answer these questions, but if you're up to it, please share your answers!