We all know what a blind spot is in regards to driving: an area we must be super aware of incase a car darts out of the corner, out of the blue.
We must ensure to be aware of looking at all blind spots when driving so we don’t get caught out and have an accident.
When it comes to our training and our goals, we like to think about the same concept of blind spots.
Where are your blind spots in relation to your goals?
And where are you getting distracted by other more immediate obstructions that consume your vision?
Let’s take an example:
You have been actively making changes in your overall nutrition to support your health and bring you closer to your goals.
You have been eating frequently for a few months.
You have started to become aware of the overconsumption of processed foods and made an active decision to limit these.
You have actively began to increase your vegetable intake.
You have been drinking a minimum of 3L per day.
You have been doing all of these things for the past 3 months and you are getting frustrated at the lack of movement with your goals. Your favourite pair of pants are still tight around the top and not changing, despite all your efforts.
Where is the blind spot here?
What things are you not seeing that are pushing your efforts backwards?
Let’s get honest here
How much food are you consuming after dinner?
How many times are you eating ice cream each week?
How much scrolling are you doing at night that is keeping you up late?
How many times are you “snacking” throughout the day?
How many coffees are you having?
What attitude are you bringing to each and every training session and how does that impact your lifting
Are you waking up feeling rested and energised?
Blind spots go undetected all the time.
We get so fixated on all the things that we are doing that this can obstruct our view of the other behaviours that are pulling us further and further away.
Blind spots are crafty little buggers. That is exactly why they are called blind spots.
So how do we detect them?
By ourselves and and by others.
We have found the more we externalise and reflect on our actions, the better we get at being able to spot these things.
We encourage our ladies to use a number of tools to help with this:
Identifying where they feel frustrated can be a big sign of where blind spots are hiding.
Reflecting on areas of our lives that feel stagnant vs areas where we are thriving. Success leaves clues. What can you pull from the areas of your life that are moving forward?
Daily gratitude. What are you grateful for and why. If we identify areas where we feel grateful and feelings of happiness, fulfillment can often come alongside this. Identifying the great things can leave clues as to what we may need to look at in order to raise the energy of others.
Write down, pen and paper everything that you are consuming throughout that day. Water, coffee, lunch, the nuts you snack on in between, the little chocolates you grab from the jar at work as you pass by. Blind spots of overconsumption live here. There is no judgment here, only honesty.
What did you achieve this week. What opportunities did you seize. What did you find challenging.
Often we pass through weeks without giving a second thought as to the life we lived. Amongst the deadlines, the tasks, the routines. Blind spots can go undetected and imbed themselves in habits that do not serve us in our pursuits. By tuning into what we did that week, we can often detect obstructions before they become blind spots.
Our 90 Day Action plan is an ongoing tool that we utilise to assess and determine how exactly we will get to our end goals. It is a document that many of our ladies use and keep at the forefront of their minds.
A goal without a plan can often stay stagnant.
And one step further.
A plan without continual assessment can also remain stagnant.
It is not a “set and forget” one time strategy ladies.
It is a continual process.
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Ask someone you trust for their thoughts and feedback
Blind spots are just that, they’re great at not getting detected. Another way that we have found that helps our ladies identify these blind spots is to ask someone they respect and trust. Someone that will give them the truth, from a caring and honest relationship. We are often blind to what is holding us back. We sometimes can’t see what is holding us back therefore gaining an outside perspective can very much help bring these things to the surface and put us in a better position to be able to move forward from here.
We are all women that want to move forward in one or more areas of our lives. Otherwise we wouldn’t be here.
If you are finding yourself hitting a wall, then that is feedback.
Feedback that there is something obstructing your path forward.
You can choose to let it remain and stop you.
Or you can choose to tackle it, one day at a time.