Goal Setting Tips
The first question is, do you have a goal? Most people kind of do, but they kind of don’t. Before you can get serious about Goal Setting you need to have a Goal, and before you can use any Goal Setting Tips, you have to be willing to set a goal. Most people have fuzzy goals and dreams. They would like to live in a nicer house. They would like to have a great income. They would like to lose a few pounds. Most people never really set that goal to get it done though. Have you ever wondered why? In fact, most people don’t know that they should set goals. So, if they don’t know they should set goals, how can they? When you go to High School or College, you have a goal to graduate in May or June of your Senior year. It was a date that was set, not by you, but by the institution. So, in a sense, they set that goal for you for a 2, 4 or 5 year degree. The VAST majority of people NEVER write a goal down. There a lot of reasons why they never do that. Again, one is they don’t know they should. Another is fear. That’s right, I said the “F” word. Most people are afraid that if they set a goal and write it down, they will not achieve it and then that will make them a Failure. Dang. ANOTHER “F” WORD. The truth is, Fear of Failure sets most people up for Failure. But, in their minds, it truly isn’t a failure if they never said they were trying to achieve anything so in a sense, it becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The other reason why people don’t set goals is Fear of Success. Said another way, they don’t think they deserve success. They don’t feel like they are worth it. So, having said all of that, here are some Goal Setting Tips for you. Follow them, get over your Fear of Success or Fear of Failure and set some goals.
Goal Setting Tips for Beginners
There is a lot of information out there about Goal Setting, but I will give you my Goal Setting Tips. The first thing you have to decide is what you want. I would suggest to you that if you never have set a goal, set one now. Make it something attainable or something you want that you know you can achieve with minimal effort. If you are beginning a fitness journey, you can set a small goal of losing a couple of pounds. You know you can do it. So, set a goal to lose, say, 5 lbs in the next 2 weeks. More than likely you can do that just by modifying your nutrition habits slightly and increasing your water intake. Then, you will see how easy it is to achieve some simple goals.
After that, you can increase your goal and set a goal to lose, say, 5 lbs in the next 2 weeks after that. You don’t have to set a goal to lose 50 lbs in 1 day. Most people look too far down the road and they can’t see the finish line so they never start walking. Set some smaller goals that you can achieve and have some smaller victories and increase them as you go. This could also apply for saving money, paying off a credit card, even folding laundry. Just tell yourself you are going to fold a shirt or two and you’ll find yourself doing more and more. This also big time applies to working out. Just do something. Get up and go for a walk. Set a goal to walk around the house or the block when you get home from work. You’ll be surprised how fast it will turn into a habit.
Goal Setting Tips for High Achievers
So, you’re not a baby goal setter anymore. Here are my Goal Setting Tips for High Achievers. Can you imagine going into a bank to get a loan for your business you are starting and them asking to see your goals and you say “Um, I don’t have them written down, but they are in my head and I know where I generally want to end up in 5 years”. After they got through laughing at you, they will tell you to write your goals down along with your anticipated gross sales, expenses, labor and profit for the next 1 year, 2 years, 5 years, 10 years and come back when you’re serious.
So, I would say the same things to you. You say you want to lose weight. You say you want to build a business. You say you want to pay off that credit card. You say you want to go on a cruise. Is it pie in the sky wishing or do you have a goal date to get it done? Don’t just set goals down the road at the finish line. You have to have some smaller intermediate goals along the way. If you want to run 2 miles, set a goal to run 1/4 mile at a time. After each 1/4 mile, you can go the next 1/4 mile.
My best Goal Setting Tips for High Achievers is write it down. Seriously. If you don’t have a written down goal, you don’t have a goal at all. Don’t be afraid of failure, don’t be afraid of success. Don’t be afraid PERIOD. Write it down and look at it every day. Make copies and put it on the steering wheel of your car and your bathroom mirror and your refrigerator. Eventually, it will begin to haunt you and your subconscious mind will help you figure out how to get there. Only 2% of people will ever write down their goals and goals are much more likely to be achieved when you write them down. So, what are you waiting for? Get your paper and a pencil and start writing your goals down!! Just the act of writing them down will solidify them in your heart and mind. Contact me and I will also help you get on a path of high achievement.