Over the past two weekends, we’ve had many of our members successfully complete a marathon. 26.2 miles will absolutely change you. So will a 5k, 10k or half marathon if you’ve never done one before or have specific goals you’re trying to reach.
One of our members, Kristen C, shared with us in our Facebook group about how we provide inspiration, motivation and support for each other and how we can use this group to help achieve our goals. She went on to say:
“Keep setting your goals, share them with others. Commit to your plan. Consistently work toward your goal, reach it and set some more. Set mini goals while working towards big goals. No goal is too big. Set a Big Scary Goal (BSG) -one you may not even fully believe (for now anyway) you will ever reach. Commit to it. It may take a long time but you get out what you put in. Believe in yourself.”
Since then our group has started talking more candidly about goals and some members are even sharing their BSG. It’s an incredible feeling to put out there on a message board, or say out loud, a goal that you’ve been turning over and over in your head. Once it’s out there, you can’t take it back. You have people that read it or hear it and could possibly, so kindly, check in on how your doing with that goal and that’s the scary part. Once you say it out loud you have to commit and there is a slight added pressure to make it happen. However, that’s the thing… use that pressure to motivate you, to light that fire inside and find the courage to make that BIG scary goal something you can proudly check off your list.
While sharing your goal is scary, it’s so important because now you have people around you that can support your goals and possibly help you achieve them! In fact, you might find that someone else has that exact, or similar, goal and you can work together on achieving them. If you share your BSG we can celebrate the mini goals you’re achieve along the way. Running is amazing like that. We are all working alone to push our bodies to do different things but we’re all moving forward in the same direction together: to be better in some way. We are all together in this!
Once you have your BSG here are some things you should do:
- Write it down and put it some place you can see everyday
- Share it with someone
- Set up smaller-attainable- goals for you to achieve along the way
- Be consistent
- Celebrate mini goals
- Repeat 4 through 7 until BSG is achieved!
You got this ladies!!! Guess what!? Whatever you have in that far corner of your mind that you feel you’ll “never” be able to do, is possible! We support you and all of your BIG SCARY GOALS! Whatever they may be. So, get after it!
Do you have a BSG that you’d finally like to share? Comment below, we’d love to hear them! Dream big baby!