My friend Pat Rigsby sent me an awesome message the other day based off the formula Walt Disney (the man) used to create the incredible success of his business.
I want to share this with you in hopes that it becomes a simple formula you can use for any area in your life you are looking to improve.
Dream – Believe – Dare – Do
Dream – getting clear about what success looks like. Knowing what you want to achieve.
Believe – knowing that achieving this goal is not only possible, but it’s something that fits with your values and aligns with the other things that are important to you.
Dare – actually setting out to achieve that goal and moving from ‘I wish that would happen’ to ‘I’m going to make that happen.’
Do – taking the consistent action necessary to make your goal a reality.
So let’s do a sample case study. Jane is in her mid 50’s, she has been gaining 5-10 pounds a year the past few years even though her eating hasn’t changed much. She is frustrated, her energy levels are low, and she doesn’t have the same “mojo” she had just 10 years ago.
She wants to lose weight around her midsection, have more energy, and look forward to shopping for clothes again and have an excuse to wear that sexy black dress that has been hanging in her closet for so long.
Using this formula, here is one way Jane could go about it…
Dream: Jane envisions what it will feel like when she loses the 30 lbs and 6 inches off her waist. She longs for energy to stay up past 9 pm and not have to get the afternoon caffeine jolt to wake her up. She would love to feel strong and climb stairs like it is flat ground.
Believe: Jane is active in her community and in her career, and although she is a recent empty nester, her kids are still young and active and she wants to eventually be fit enough to keep up with her grandkids. She realizes that once she gets in better shape, she will indeed be better at the things that are most important in her life.
Dare: It goes from a dream and a belief into actually creating a concrete plan to make this dream a reality. I am certainly biased towards hiring a coach, but I do this for myself in many areas in my life, so I practice what I preach.
I would recommend that Jane join a program that understands her specific needs and has workouts that are joint-friendly, strength-based, and an eating plan that accounts for her slowing metabolism from menopause. The program should keep her accountable and be a lot of fun. She should do it with others who are looking to achieve similar results, so that she stays motivated and creates an environment around her that supports her new goals.
Do: She follows through with the plan, scheduling the workouts as a top priority in her life, allowing a little extra time to pack a healthy lunch, and reaching out to her newfound healthy support network. As the weight starts to come off and she becomes stronger and her “mojo” begins to reappear, it reinforces her behaviors and then she becomes a force to be reckoned with.
This is just one example I made up, but make this up for your specific situation and you will be well on your way to achieving a goal that has been tough for you to achieve in the past.
PS If you are in your 50s could you relate to this story? How could a 32 year old single male be so accurate? I spend over 10 hours each week on the phone speaking to women who tell me a slightly different version of the same story. I am fascinated by how we are so similar in many ways as humans.
This is why at the Transformation Center I started Fit Over 50. You have unique challenges that those in their 30s and 40s can’t yet understand. It is now our largest and most popular program that we offer at the TC, which has caused us to have to open up additional small group training time slots.
If you live near Madison and want to learn more about this program and personally speak with me about your goals over the phone, then click here to fill out a short survey and I will call you soon 🙂