Getting Specific in Goal Setting And Having A Positive Attitude
Although the concept of setting goals in general is a great one to learn it helps to be able to set goals in each of the specific areas of your life separately.
For example; if you want to better your career options, you will be setting goals that specifically cater to your career. Career goals aren’t the only goals that most people are looking to set.
Other areas of goals include:
• Health and fitness
Find out what has stopped you in the past and determine to blast through it. Set goals in each area that is important to you. Then, think about why you don’t have what you want already.
What do you think stops most people from achieving what they want out of life? Perhaps it is a lack of talent, lack of ability, personal circumstances, and upbringing. Duhhh.
I’ll tell you this much; it’s none of those.
The single biggest reason for an inability for reaching goals is a lack of action, or not setting them in the first place or doing anything about it.
If you don’t start in the first place, then how do you expect to move forward? Many a life long adventure started with the smallest of steps.
Action is the first step to achieving your goals.
Most people are fine at choosing a goal to set, but are inept at reaching them. You can achieve everything you want by making one step.
One step is all you need to make. One step today, one step next week or tomorrow, whichever is more convenient to you. The important thing is to keep making steps once you have started.
Inertia needs to be overcome. Often the first step is the hardest, and the next step is just as hard. It is only after you have made a series of steps that it gets easier. Momentum kicks in and the going gets easier.
Motivation and goal setting go hand in hand. The goal is your journey and the motivation is your fuel to get there.
You may have many goals, but no fuel to get there. You may have gallons and gallons of fuel, but no journey to go on.
What else can prevent you from going on that journey? There are many more things holding you back than you realize.
YOU are probably the biggest cause. The way you approach your goal will ultimately affect whether you will achieve it or not.
The good news is that you can break free from whatever is holding you back.
Another big reason could be the people you choose to have around you.
Watch out for your inner circle. Friends and family may have your best interests at heart, but often their own feelings of inaction lies behind their advice to you.
It is fairly common for those around to hold you back simply because they are not doing anything themselves, even they have the best intentions. Choose your council wisely.
For example, if you are losing weight, some of your support system will inadvertently sabotage you by offering you food or alcohol, and to take a break just for once.
I’m not saying that all advice is bad, it’s just that sometimes the most well meaning of comments can empty your fuel can fast.
You need to spot these things when someone or something is draining your fuel (motivation) and put a stop to it, either mentally or physically.
You need to finally break free from whatever is holding you back and persist through obstacles. Specific motivating goals can galvanize you to action, but choosing the wrong associates can take the wind right out of your sails and create the opposite effect that you want.
Be specific. Organize your resources. Choose a positive team. Persist to your goal and overcome any obstacles. You will win out in the end.
- Goals, Be Specific And Definite (theselfhelplibrary.com)