Goal Setting can be a fun thing and for the individual setting it, it can help give direction and a sense of purpose. However, what happens when your goal doesn’t happen quick enough and the feeling to give up takes hold? Here are three top tips that you can apply to ensure you keep on top of things.
1) Set ONE Key Goal
The mistake many people make is that they dive head first into a commitment that they just can’t keep. They have 7 goals that they want to achieve and they are all very major is size and call for dedicated and increased focus. Goals that come to mind are: quitting smoking, losing weight, getting a new job, changing roles, embarking on a new career, etc. These are not to be taken lightly; however, many people struggle to put this in order of priority. Focus on one goal and keep that in your minds eye. Write in down and review it daily. Slow and steady ALWAYS wins the race.
2) Share Your Goal with Others
People are sometimes quite precious when it comes to their goals and aspirations. However, nothing spurs you on more than sharing your goal with someone you trust. Not only can they act as a form of support to spur you on when you feel like giving up but will also help to give you the added incentive to not give in because it now known by someone outside of yourself. Nothing is more motivating than knowing that if you stop, you will have someone else to answer to.
3) Squash Negative Thoughts and Replace Them with POSITIVE Thoughts
This sounds easier that it actually is because the truth is, life and its ups and downs can contribute to many of us thinking negatively more times than we think positive thoughts. However, you can take charge of this and you can become the master of your own thought pattern. To help you with this, compile a list of gratitude, highlighting all of the things which you are thankful for. When you are then having a bad day or being tested by one thing or another, refer to your list and you will instantly alter your focus away from the negative and onto the positive.