Episode 107 – Goals with action words will make you fit


“I keep having problems achieving my goals”

“I can never achieve my goals. I always fail despite doing all the right “proper” planning”


Perhaps you’ve written your goals wrong?!

It is possible you know.

Check this out.

Goals written without any clear action (or direction) are basically reminders.

And you know what happens to reminders…

They get bumped off by more urgent and immediate matters competing for your attention.

The next thing comes along into your direct vision and then BOOM… you’re off on a tangent.

Unfortunately, the cycle repeats again.

But you’re in luck today!

This is how you upgrade your goals:

Goals written using action words will help you achieve them faster.

Action words are going to help you to turn that cheap reminder into action (a process) so that you can actually DO something – particularly when it’s busy in your day-to-day grind and all you want to do is follow the steps (and not have to think about it so much).

So transform that reminder, into a doing – an action!

I’ll give you a couple quick examples below:

Let’s talk about nutrition for a moment.


Read on below.



Instead of writing your typical nutrition goal such as, “I want to eat healthy all the time” try this out instead:

Choose a piece of fruit as my first preference whenever I’m hungry.”

Here’s another one:

Instead of, “Don’t eat fatty foods,” try:

Go for the lean or low-fat options when shopping for dairy foods.”

Starting to get it?!

Of course, you are…

What about mindset:

Instead of writing “Make sure I am relaxed during stressful work situations,” you could use this:

Focus my attention towards my breath whenever I encounter stressful or unpleasant moments in the workplace.”

Here’s another good example:

Instead of, “Every night I need to chill out before bed.” Use the following:

“By 9 pm, start my proven nighttime routine to help me unwind before I sleep.”

So, there you go.

I few good examples to get you started.

Why is all of this important?

Results. You want results.

Use action words when writing your goals and watch your health and fitness performances skyrocket!

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Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness.

Chris Everingham lives and breathes health & fitness. International Athlete, Elite Performance Manager for the Philippine Volcanoes rugby teams, qualified Dietitian / Nutritionist and qualified educator. Chris Everingham combines more than 10 years of experience and education together to deliver the best strategies to grow your mindset, rewire your habits and transform your life.


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