Achieve 2016

We ACHIEVE when we cross any kind of finish line in our life. Crossing the finish line requires grit, determination, and focus, but well worth it. We revel in the evidence of our extension, expansion, growth…and ultimate healing.

To ACHIEVE, we need to activate our willPower to see beyond obstacles and any temptations to short-cut, stall, or quit. This requires knowing ourselves, our triggers, and how our needs dovetail with our desires. This requires distinguishing fears that are protecting us from legitimate danger versus fears that are unnecessarily coaxing us to lower ground.

Is it fear or fiction? Is it all in your head or…is it in your heart?

Self-sabotage is a victory of fear produced from a lack of self-awareness. Self-sabotage is a failed attempt to mask something else, such as an unmet need or a repressed emotion. We “act out” when our needs (physical or emotional) are not allowed to see the light of day.  This is why a meditative practice (traditional meditation or other activities like cooking, dancing, and The willPower Method!) help us hone our inner awareness to prevent an outburst.

Realize it is impossible to ACHIEVE something if you firmly believe it to be impossible. The good news? The converse is true as well.

Do you have firm beliefs (or fears) directly opposed to the things/experiences you desire? Are these beliefs fueled by fear, fact, or theory? Now, imagine being released from this belief…how would you feel and act differently?

This week, we raise our view from the status quo to the status could-be and reorient our lives to ACHIEVE the things that matter to us the most.

Read more about how to take the “ache” out of ACHIEVE here!

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah Ingmanson

Sarah is a studio owner, fitness instructor and competitor. She is a former investment banker and equity research analyst with her MBA from the Wharton School and her MA in International Affairs from the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania. Sarah is fluent in Japanese and consults with Japanese companies on corporate governance, finance, and investor relations. Sarah's interest in Japan stemmed from her first tour with Disney On Ice as a professional figure skater. For more info on Sarah and her studio, visit