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“A goal is a dream with it’s workboots on”- Rachel Hollis
I was talking with a friend of a friend over the weekend & said she set a goal 3 months ago to lose weight for her closest friend’s wedding. She hasn’t lost any. She also hasn’t yet bought herself a dress because she told herself that her reward for the weight loss would be a fabulous dress. The wedding is in 2 weeks.
When I asked her what she has done to try to lose weight, she said she tells herself everyday that she will eat healthier, but most times when faced with temptation, she gives in. She said this has been her only plan for losing the weight.
What she described in terms of weight loss was her dream…not her goal. There is a BIG difference.
Dreams are things you hope for, things you wish for, things you think about…you can think about your dreams everyday…every hour of every day. Things like, losing weight, being in better shape, making more money, starting a business, feeling more energy.
But a dream is NOT a goal. As Rachel Hollis said, “A goal is a dream with it’s workboots on”. A goal is a dream you decided to take action on in order to make real. A goal is a destination you are working toward instead of something you are just wishing or hoping for.
There is nothing wrong with hope. Hope keeps us inspired. But hope is NOT a strategy.
Simply hoping that life will be easier to manage, that you will feel better prepared, that you will suddenly develop determination & commitment when you aren’t taking any active steps to make that a reality is keeping you stuck right where you are right now. You’ve got to plan for your achievement. You’ve got to be intentional & you’ve got to get moving with real action.
Turning your dream into a goal is possible for everyone. The gap between the two is simply just habits. And if you don’t currently have them, it’s only because you haven’t developed them yet, not because they aren’t available to you.
Remember that your weight loss journey starts with the goal. Considering the above, is your current desire for a weight loss a dream or a goal? What are some habits you can commit to TODAY to turn it from a dream to a goal? at Lenox, Massachusetts