Reset Your Mindset: 3 Powerful Tips for Achieving Goals
What’s your big dream? Do you aspire to be an entrepreneur? Do you dream of traveling the world? What if your only wish is to be more confident in yourself? Whether you have one dream or a million, they’re just dreams unless you start to set goals. If you haven’t succeeded into turning your dream into a reality, don’t worry — 94% of people aren’t so great at achieving goals.
Why? The trouble with turning your dreams into goals is that few people know how to reset their mindset for achieving goals. However, by putting some of the tips below into practice, you’ll be a goal setting master in no time.
1. Set SMART goals.
Setting goals is easy. Setting reasonable and achievable goals, however, requires a little more work. You’re probably thinking, “How do I set a goal that I know I will achieve?” Well, it’s time you learned how to set a SMART goal. What is a SMART goal? A SMART goal consists of five elements:
- Specific: ensure your goal isn’t too vague.
- Measurable: break down your goal into measurable elements.
- Achievable: set a goal that is achievable and attainable.
- Relevant: make sure this is a goal that you really want to accomplish.
- Time-bound: Set a time frame to help keep yourself on track.
Now, let’s put what you learned into practice. For example, let’s say you want to lose weight. Here’s the difference between a normal goal and a SMART goal:
- Normal goal: “My goal is to lose weight.”
- SMART goal: “My goal is to lose 20 pounds in three months.”
Keeping the SMART method in mind, you’ll only be one step closer to achieving goals.
2. Write down your goals.
Did you know? People who write down their goals are 20% more successful in accomplishing them than those who did not. It does sound a bit crazy, but writing down your goals not only helps you clarify what you really want, but also motivates you to take action and see progress along the way.
3. Wipe out the negativity.
Negativity can make a huge impact on achieving goals.Do you ever feel like you’re being a little too hard on yourself? Well, most people treat themselves the same way. Thoughts like “I’m never going to be able to accomplish this” or “I’m never going to lose the weight” have been in the minds of many.
And even if you don’t have negative thoughts, there may be people in your life that are pessimistic about the goals you set for yourself. The good news is that even though negativity is powerful, positivity is stronger. If you ever feel like you’re struggling to eliminate some of the negative energy in your life, tackle those negative thoughts head on.
Put to Practice
Now it’s time to quit talking and get to work by putting these powerful tips into practice to start achieving goals. Remember, it’s not going to be easy. You’ll face many obstacles and hurdles along the way. Success doesn’t come easy and it will all be worthwhile