The truth is, all the power resides with you. If you follow the process of goal setting and implement your plans, you really will see a lot more success than if you just sat back and waited for something to happen. Let’s look at the ways you can take control of your life with goal setting.
Take Baby Steps
Set small goals that you can do and perform daily. Even if they sound too easy or are repetitive, if these baby goals get you to achieve your ultimate goal one day, it’ll be worth it. You may feel silly trying to do a plank for one minute each day, adding 20 seconds each day, working toward a goal of a 15-minute plank. But in the process, you’ll see how small daily actions get results.
Alternatively, what if your ultimate goal was to become a successful YouTuber? What are some daily goals you would set each day to do this? You might come up with a list of content to create, then from that, create a list of activities you need to do each day to produce one video a week. Each of these steps from your list is necessary daily to reach this goal.,
Create New Habits
Set yourself up to create new habits that will allow you to reach your goals automatically. Habits are one of your most powerful tools to achieve results because once you set a habit, it’s hard to break.
Researchers say it takes 21 days to make a habit of something. Once you create a habit, you won’t feel like you need to try so hard anymore because it will become second nature to you.
On the other hand, you may have developed some bad habits that need to change for you to accomplish your goals, and that is a little harder, but you can do it by replacing the habit with a good habit.
Have and Foster a Positive Mindset
Change your mindset so you are continually thinking and talking about what you want to achieve, and the good things you’re doing, over the things you don’t want to do or can’t do.
Don’t continue to dwell on why you aren’t getting the results you want. Even if you make a mistake, learn to move on and stay positive. The more you focus on the negative and what you can’t do, the more likely you are to waste your time and not get anything done. If you have the confidence to continue to do something, ultimately, you will be successful.
Ideally, if you are setting the right goals for yourself, you don’t need much motivation to get you to achieve them. However, we all have some rough days and need a little push to keep going.
An excellent way to do this is to set up rewards after each goal is accomplished. Make these rewards something you know you will look forward to. After all, if the prize isn’t so exciting, what is the point? But don’t make the prize something that will sabotage any of your goals. For example, if you want to be healthy, don’t make these rewards about food.
Overall, the objective is to realize that achieving your goals in life is all about you and what you do to get there. Your actions or lack of actions speak volumes. If you don’t achieve your goal, chances are that you are not doing enough to get there. Look deep inside yourself and see what you can truly change about you and in your daily life to make it easier.