How to deal with a partner who does not support your dreams

How to deal with partners who don’t support your goals.

You’ve started the journey on your new goals. You’ve got the momentum and you’re doing it. Then you get a comment from your partner or friend that totally derails you.

All of a sudden you start to question yourself. Your momentum is halted. You start to come up with all your own excuses why you were doomed from the start.

Here are a few guidelines to set yourself up for success:

  • Write down your goal so you can see it everyday and list all the reasons why this goal is important to you.
  • Sweeten the pot; give yourself an incentive to work for, something to treat yourself to once you’ve reached your goal.
  • Connect with people who share similar goals. This is your tribe.
  • A little bit of empathy goes a long way for yourself and for those who don’t support you. This will help to not personalize the comments and smash the feelings of defeat.

Goals are all about change; big and small. Change is also about moving into unknown territory. Setting yourself up for dealing with the feelings that come with the unknown is going vital.

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