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Our Recipe for Integrity-based Success

This is the time of year when so many of our clients are coming in to the studio with the mantra, “it’s time to get moving and take action!”

Yep. It is. And they are absolutely right.

However, sustained success stems from taking the right kind of action for the right reasons. 

Take, for instance, the gal who has a big, impressive goal of losing 10 pounds in 20 days. She has decided that the solution is jumping into massive action as fast and hard as possible, with the expectation that life can return to normal after the massive action has plucked a win and a lower number on the scales.

“I hit my goal! Success!” she says. But a month later, the actions she took to get there are dead on arrival, and the scale is back up to her pre-goal weight.

What is missing in her plan?

  1.  Sustainability. We live in “get it now” culture, and this massive fast action mentality is rarely sustainable. Goals have lasting power when they are crafted with very doable small and deliberate steps that can easily produce confident self-perpetuating habits and lasting results.
  2. Priority. Work on internal character-based goals first. Goals are much more likely to succeed when your integrity is at stake.  Stay focused on the “why” behind the goal rather than the goal itself.Once you have proven to yourself you can live up to the person you say you are, external goals are as easy to achieve as knocking down a row of dominos.
  3. Mindset. Each action you perform is driven by the fundamental belief that it is possible. So if you change your mindset (the type of person that you believe that you are), then it’s easier to change your actions.Without the right mindset, obstacles can derail a goal in a skinny minute. Get clear that any obstacle can be seen as a reason to quit, or an opportunity to prove to yourself your integrity and capacity to stick with what matters.

Great Questions to ask yourself when your personal integrity matters:

  • What kind of person am I when I am operating at my highest version of myself? 
  • What small (sometimes seemingly insignificant) actions do I want to start, stop or continue doing to become that person I’ve defined?

Our Recipe for Integrity-based Success

Changing your beliefs isn’t nearly as hard as you might think.

  1. Decide the type of person you want to be.
  2. Prove it to yourself with small consistent actions.

Our actions and decisions define us. Taking action that honors your personal integrity requires courage and creative thinking, not massive strength or force.

When we take small but deliberate steps in the direction of our core values and goals, confidence and integrity become the byproducts of our consistent action.

2018-10-21T19:17:46+00:00 By |dear saturday|