Stop saying “I wish” and start saying “I will”
Sometimes I catch myself saying, “I wish I could do that, be like that and have that thing,” so while listening to Joyce Meyer’s podcast, “Living a Life you Love – Part 1,” I found it very interesting how we wish for so many things but don’t even know the meaning of a word we say so often. One statement I say often is i.e. “I wish, that one day, I’ll be able to run a half marathon.”
So, after listening, I researched the definition of “wish” and it said:
“To feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that cannot or probably will not happen.”
That means, every time I ever said “I wish for…” is me speaking negatively over something I really want to achieve. So, I’ve decided to change my wording and begin to say “I will do a marathon next year” or “I hope I’ll be fit and be able to finish the London Marathon next year.”
Not only must we stop saying “I wish” but we need to change our wording and mindset around that goal. We need to make our “wishes” proactive actions. If we can see our goals as measurable objectives we’ll at least give ourselves the chance to achieve them.
Goals need to be: Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic and Time-based.
Specific: My goal is to complete two 10km runs before I do the London Marathon on the 28th of April 2019.
Measurable: I will run x3 a week for half an hour for the next 3 months, increasing my speed every week.
Actionable: I will start on the 1st of June.
Realistic: Every 2nd weekend I’ll go for a 30 min run and if I don’t finish my last 10k before the London Marathon I will need to re-evaluate my approach and may run another half marathon later on in the year.
Time-based: My first run will be the Regent’s Park Summer 10km on Sunday the 19th of August 2018.
So, let’s see how this goes! I’m no longer wishing to be fit but going to start changing my mindset and attitude to help myself achieve my GOALS.