Do you sometimes have competing goals like me as a health coach? Can you relate to the challenge of balancing competing goals?
The classic health coach’s competing goal: I have to ignore my health to help others with theirs! For me, I might forgo a workout to meet with a client or eat less than healthy to finish writing a workout program. It’s tough to balance it all!
Here are some more examples I am sure you can relate to….
- In your business, you lose profits to build safety systems to keep the business running.
- On the golf course, you have to accept a higher handicap/more strokes to work on a better swing.
- When working out, you have to get sore and exhausted to gain more muscle and overall energy.
- When trying to lose weight, you have to deny yourself of instant pleasures to enjoy life longer.
- You pull an all-nighter studying only to bomb the test cause you got no sleep.
- You work hard at your successful career and put your fitness on the back burner for years to build for your retirement, only to spend your free time and money managing medical issues.
Yikes! There are many more examples like this! And unfortunately I can relate to some of these as I am sure you can! Some examples are kind of humorous on the outset but issues that are life-altering in a negative way are ultimately very serious and need intervention asap. Thankfully, with a few small changes we can steer the ship in a new direction. Just 1 degree can change the course over a long time.
So for now though, first become aware of where you are compared to where you were last month, last year, last 10 years. Seek better balance in life and set goals and priorities. Try to position your competing goals in such a way to achieve the best. The short term goal at the expense of the longer term goal is so tempting but with some perspective you can position your competing goals with a new program or system that actually works to achieve both.
Settle for nothing less than improving your health. Health is the foundation of everything you ever wanted to achieve. Many aspects of health are in our control. It’s never too late.
I’ve witnessed dramatic transformations that impacted work, marriages, relationships, mental health and basically every aspect of life. Online programs might be the answer, setting up a better environment might be the answer. Getting a workout partner or coach might be the answer. Hiring a chef or pre-made meals might also be the answer. Whatever it is, you can build it into your life for the NOW and for the FUTURE.
So yes I LOVE what I do. I LOVE working with you and am VERY THANKFUL to be a HEALTH coach. I understand all the challenges because I am just like you.
Reach out if you need anything. I’d also love to hear your biggest competing goal!