How you set goals can have a huge impact on how successful you are at achieving them.
In Part I of this article we talked about Blocks that get in the way of making goals happen and ways to Break them. This month we’ve got a few more Blocks with their Breaks, and some Tips to give you the best possible chance to achieve your goals and make them your reality.
As a brief reminder, Blocks are things (real or imagined) which get in the way and prevent us from taking action and succeeding. Breaks are strategies we can use to break down the blocks and subsequently achieve our goals.
We often choose a goal because we are influenced by, or want to please someone else – parents, partners, spouses or children. We may not be aware that’s why we’ve chosen the goal. If you feel you have chosen a goal because you ‘should’, check whether it’s really your goal.
BREAK IT: Take a good look at what you will get from achieving the goal. What’s in it for you? This is really important. You are much more likely to achieve a goal and be motivated to achieve more if it is something you really want. When you achieve goals you inspire others to do the same.
It’s not enough to know what you want, write it down and give it a deadline. You need to take action every day! If you find yourself procrastinating, consider what is getting in your way.
BREAK IT: Refer to Part I of this article – Blocks 2-4 and Block 5 above. Achieving goals takes some commitment on your part. If you don’t have the right skills yet, take action to learn them. If the goal seems overwhelming, break it into smaller achievable chunks and work through them. Make sure you reward yourself for each achievement. Remember – every little bit counts!
I can't do it. I don't have the money. I don't have enough time. I would be retired if I'd been given a $1 for each time I’ve heard these excuses.
BREAK IT: Check how much you really want to achieve this goal. If you really value it you will put the time, money and effort into achieving it. If you don’t have enough money, brainstorm ways to save or earn what you need. Learn more about good money habits (check out The Resource Centre for help). If you don’t have enough time, prioritise what’s important to you and make appointments for yourself in your diary to ensure you give enough time to what’s really important. I do this with work and personal commitments and it works incredibly well.
There are many more reasons why people don’t achieve their goals. But it’s time to look at some tips to help you achieve your goals.
1. A true goal is one you will spend energy, time and resources on to achieve.
noticing things you hadn’t previously.
feels, what it looks like, the colours, movement, your thoughts, responses from other people, words you will
hear or use. The more real you can make it in your mind, the more likely you will achieve your desired
remove the Blocks or perhaps review the goal.
Power of Metaphor) state "When there is an immediate positive reinforcement, serotonin is released in the
brain inducing a sense of well-being and security”. Success leads to success.
Although these sound simple, the more of these tips you use in the pursuit of your goals the more likely you are to achieve them.
Choose the ‘Tude is all about attitudes and giving people the resources to help them achieve their goals. This business was a dream that’s become a reality by giving it a deadline and using these tips. We hope they support you in the pursuit of your goals. Best wishes!
Author: Robyn Simpson from Choose The 'Tude!
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