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Every time I reach for food, make a choice about spending money, decide to work out or not to work out, I ask myself this question.
And I think the trick is to realize that your GOAL isn't singular. I am NOT going to reach my goal if my family isn't happy. I am NOT going to reach my goal if my kids aren't spending time with me. I am NOT going to reach my goal if I eat Costco Pizza.
So sometimes, I choose not to go to the gym. But I ask myself, "Is this going to help me reach my goal?" If the answer is, my husband needs an evening with me because my training is stressing our relationship, then yes, skipping the gym helps me reach my goal.
Someone asked me, "What if I don't know what my goal is?" If that's the case for you, try this one "Does this help me discover what my goal is?" That's a great one if you are stuck in your routine, and unhappy. Just ask, examine, and act.
Ask, examine, and act.
What's the definition of insanity? Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results. If something isn't working, and you are not happy, find ONE THING and change it. And ask yourself, "Does this help me reach (or find) my goal?" If its different, new and charges you, the answer is probably YES!