The Problem With Finish Lines
Quit the Job. Launch a business, Lose 30 pounds. The thought of a life leap – a transformational change – excites us.
That excitement pulls us into thinking about the finish line. What “victory” will feel like when we change a situation we no longer wanted and reach that new destination.
The attraction of winning prompts us to Think BIG. And as good as this feels, it’s also where I pinpoint the exact place where that goal moves further from us, not closer.
Listen, I would never discourage anyone from “thinking big.” In fact, there’s a specific place for this in my 5 With Joe Performance Process.
Big thinking rarely makes for a good start. Sure, that feeling of success carries us for little while until we realize HOW FAR AWAY our big thinking is from where are today. Even worse, “thinking big” consumes your valuable attention and time from what’s truly important which is summed up right here:
Of course, we intuitively know that Small Steps Every Day are the right way forward. We hear this ALL the time. So, why don’t we DO Small Steps? And stick with Small Steps? Because…
- we compare ourselves to others
- we hold ourselves to unrealistic standards
- we don’t understand how to set the conditions to succeed.
- we repeat desperate attempts over and over thinking this time will be different.
- we never ask for help
Eventually, we give up. Or postpone. Look for “new inspiration.” Settle back into our old ways.
A process that move you into action. A system in which you invest first in yourself. A veil of accountability that keeps you coming back again tomorrow, and the day after that.
The bottom line is that good habits must be reverse engineered back to the Start Line.
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Over the past two years ago, I’ve been joined at The Start Line by business owners, health care professionals, Olympic sport leaders teachers, consultants, and a group of senior leaders from General Electric to name a few.
Absolutely! Bringing together a group of friends or work colleagues to participate in The Start Line adds accountability and support to the program. Additionally, I will add group Coaching Calls for groups of 5 or more. Please email me for more details.
One-to-one Coaching Calls with me can be added to The Start Line for an additional fee.
If you are taking the program as part of my Personal Performance Coaching Program, weekly one-to-one calls with me are included in the cost.
- 25 Daily Emails
- 25 Daily Daily Actions which guide the development of your Small Steps Daily Practice
- “Reply Back” Q&A – Have a question about the program? Just hit reply to any email and ask a question. All emails come directly to me and are answered by me.
A few years ago, I desperately wanted to change my work situation, my health, and my life direction. I wasn’t short on “motivation.” But I was stuck in a rut of poor choices.
So, I rebuilt the way I made choices through rebooting my system for building habits and self-investment. I didn’t rush the process. And over time, I saw huge results. The lessons I share in this program were my own start line.