I have coached and mentored many people in my life, from CEOs through to Olympic medalists. I have also had the amazing experience of heading to the Olympic Games and competing alongside the world’s finest athletes. As you can imagine, this is no small feat. It takes time and dedication to ensure you’re at the top of the game. There have been countless times when I’ve had to commit to my decisions to keep moving towards my goals, even when I didn’t feel like it.
The Better in 30
Any achievement starts with a decision. The decision to commit, to take action, to be bold enough to go for it
The trick is to commit to ‘a system' that will get you there rather than just focusing entirely on the final goal.
For instance, if your aim is to lose 10 kilos, it can seem like a huge undertaking and it’s tempting not to start or to bail when you only get some of the way. The trick is to commit to ‘a system' that will get you there rather than just focusing entirely on the final goal. By designing a smart system, that works for you and your lifestyle, you can make small sustainable changes which will help to keep going. Here’s an example; in order to lose that weight you’ll need to increase exercise, so part of the system design might be committing to walking 30 minutes every day for the first week. By focusing your attention on your commitment to walking 30 mins a day, knowing that it’s moving you towards your bigger goal, it’s easier to start and maintain motivation. Commit to the first step and make it easy to start.
This January, I’m inviting you to join many others with the goal of becoming healthier and happier within 30 days.
What’s the first (easy) step in a system to support you towards that goal? How about committing to dedicating one minute of your time every day, for 30 days, to read the blogs from our experts and boost your wellbeing. Enjoy.
Leon Taylor is your Better in 30 Performance Coach. He’s a three-time Olympic athlete, BBC Sports commentator and mentor to diving sensation Tom Daley. Leon was the first British Olympian in over 44 years to win a silver medal in diving at the Athens Olympics.