I’m a big fan of visceral reminders of our goals. If you only try on your skinny jeans or hop on a scale once a week as a check on your progress, what keeps you making the right choices the rest of the time? Enter the lucky charm.
Really it’s just a reminder of our goals; a simple trick to keep our long term aspirations front and center. This can go a long way when you’re tempted by that cupcake or extra serving of mashed potatoes.
Chris Brogan talks about his three words for the year. I thought about this quite a lot and came up with: Thrive • Relax • Lithe. They all relate to my business, my personal life, and my physique in one way or another. I wanted to keep reminding myself of them, so I found a site on etsy that made those three words into a bracelet. I can wear it all day long and keep picking the right things. So easy. It’s my talisman/reminder of the big picture.
I also found this pillow that I think is pretty funny too. What better way to undo the couch potato mentality?
What do you use to remind you of your goals? A Post-it Note on the bathroom mirror? A “before” picture on the refrigerator door? A bathing suit hung in your dressing area? Share your ideas, your lucky charms, and your success stories with us.
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