Goals: easy to dream up, considerably harder to make happen. Vision alone won’t speed your path to success when it comes to achieving them. Likewise, you can be skilled, keen, committed and still be unable to knock that goal out of the park.
The reason? It could be because you’re lacking a strategy - a game plan, if you like - that allows you to make your ambition a reality by working smarter, not harder.
Or it could be that your mindset means you’re effectively standing in your own way. Honestly? It’s probably both.
It’s why, at Women’s Health Live, we’ve got one the world's best strategists to come down and share her knowledge with you.
Meet the master of goal getting
Introducing Dr Pippa Grange, a sports psychologist and culture coach who has been widely credited - along with manager Gareth Southgate - for transforming the mindset of the England football team in the 2018 World Cup.
After a global search, the FA appointed Dr Grange as its head of people and team development in November 2017. Her brief? Build resilience and allow the squad to move past the negative legacy set by England teams of yore (*cough* penalties).
You only have to recall the jubilant energy of pub gardens in summer 2018 to know that she delivered - and then some. It wasn’t just that England reached the semi-finals. It was that they played with the kind of spirit you just can’t fake.
Facing off the fear factor
The one rule at the centre of her approach? Success comes when you move past your fear. And she’s resolute that what worked for Harry Kane, Dele Alli et al can work for you too - yes, even if your goals have nada to do with the beautiful game.
Dr Grange explains: '[Stopping fear dictating your actions] will leave you free to explore your true ambitions and rediscover what winning in life means to you,’ she explains. ‘It will help you to look at the world in a new way, with both clarity and optimism.’
Women's Health Live is only weeks away (3-5 April). Don't miss out on the UK's biggest wellness event.
If you want to get seriously inspired at Women’s Health Live, head down to the Science and Nutrition stage for 10:15 on Friday morning, where Dr Grange will be detailing her game-changing philosophy - and how you can use it to achieve the goals that matter to you.
‘Making any change takes courage,’ she says. ‘It may feel scary at first: the trepidation of pursuing a dream might seem similar to fear, but because there’s no negativity, what you’ll feel will be closer to excitement and the thrill of the chase rather than dread.’
Hungry for more? Thought so. Race you to the front row.
Join Dr Grange at Women's Health Live at the Business Design Centre, London from 3–5 April 2020.
This weekend is hosted by some of the most-inspiring names in health, packed with:
- 100 of the leading names in health and wellness
- 3 days of must-see panels, immersive workshops and shopping
- 50+ workouts
Admission to the WH Live festival costs just £20 for an entry ticket, which covers a day-long programme of expert speakers including Jillian Michaels, Kayla Itsines and Alice Liveing.
What’s more, for just £5 per slot, you can book classes like dance cardio with Simone de la Rue and Kayla Itsines' Signature Sweat and panel discussions on topics from bullet journaling to the use of CBD in skincare.
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