The 6-Step Framework for Successful Change: Step 4 Choose and Test a Next Action

by | Feb 16, 2024 | Goal Setting

Now that you’ve strategized your action plan, it’s time to TAKE ACTION. Where people go wrong here is that they try to do too much at once. However, the most successful clients are the ones that dial in their focus on one action and start small.

Why Small Actions Matter

Small actions are powerful for several reasons:

  • Achievability: They are less daunting, making it easier to get started and maintain consistency.
  • Feedback Loop: Small actions provide quick feedback, allowing you to adjust and refine your approach based on real experience.
  • Building Momentum: Each small victory builds confidence and momentum, propelling you forward towards more significant challenges and achievements.

Choosing Your Next Action

When selecting your next action, consider the following:

  • Alignment with Goals: Ensure the action directly contributes to your broader fitness and wellness objectives.
  • Personal Preference: Choose an action that you find enjoyable or fulfilling, increasing the likelihood of adherence.
  • Resource Availability: Consider your current resources, such as time, equipment, and support systems, to ensure you can maintain consistency.

Testing and Adapting

The essence of this step is not just in choosing an action but in testing its effectiveness. This phase involves:

  • Implementation: Integrate the chosen action into your daily routine and commit to it.
  • Observation: Pay close attention to how the action affects your physical and mental state, your progress towards your goals, and your overall well-being.
  • Adjustment: Based on your observations, be prepared to tweak the action. This could mean increasing its intensity, adjusting the frequency, or, if necessary, trying a different action altogether.

Embracing Flexibility

Flexibility is key in this phase. Not every action will yield the expected results, and that’s okay. The goal is to learn from each attempt, using these insights to refine your strategy continuously. Remember, the path to achieving your fitness goals is not linear. It is a dynamic process of trial, feedback, and adaptation.

Put it in motion. Select your action and see your goals start to materialize. By starting small, aligning actions with your goals, and being ready to adapt, you set the stage for lasting change.

Want to see the power of starting small? Try the Get Up and Go 10 Day Fitness Challenge and build momentum for your fitness journey!