Posts tagged Goal-Setting
Visualise one fine day in 10 years time

Golfers, footballers and tennis players, amongst other professional sports stars have often talked about the benefits of visualisation. We’ve all heard the success stories, but how can visualisation really make a difference? Shouldn’t we just focus on learning, practising and working hard? These were some of the questions I had been pondering for years, until recently...

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The High Achiever's Achilles Heel

You love goal-setting and are exhilarated by goal-achievement. You’ve probably read all the articles, blogs and books on how to work better, live better, feel better and think better. You’re not always sure what you want, except for two things: more growth and more success. Do you also feel little pleasure in winning but great pain in losing? Congratulations, you are a high achiever...

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Forget resolutions - Focus on habits

Learning new skills is a challenge for many of us. The very first hurdle is our belief system: fixed mindset or growth mindset. If we have a fixed mindset, it suggests that we cannot learn new skills and have to make do with what we have naturally. On the other hand, there is a lot more room for hope if we have a growth mindset - this suggests that we believe skills can be learnt and we can learn them.

The second challenge is creating habits that make learning a consistent practice.

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Create Your Environment

It can be difficult to stay motivated all of the time, particularly if you’re not getting enough support. With that in mind, this week’s blog post is about keeping your enthusiasm up by surrounding yourself with inspiring people who are also striving to achieve a goal. This doesn’t mean that you can’t see certain people if they don’t have any goals, it’s just that you decide not to spend the majority of your time with them. 

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6 Crucial Tips for Reaching Your Goals

We can have exciting goals written down on paper or in our heads, but either way we have to be careful of making the same mistakes repeatedly and never achieving anything. Here are six crucial tips for achieving your objectives.  

  1. Remember that persistence is crucial because many goals include a period of lag time. Lag time is the time difference between when you set the goal and when you start seeing results. So, if you’re not seeing results yet, that’s because you’re in lag time. You need to keep going and updating your strategy as you go. If you find that you’re struggling for any reason, try looking to your support network for help or guidance. 
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Adventure Goals

These are just some ideas and suggestions. Feel free to adapt, change or modify the top two adventure goals for yourself. Break your top two goals down into small steps and include an action plan for THIS WEEK! If the goal is not compelling enough for you, go back and make a more compelling goal. Having a concrete plan for your goals is essential.

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3 Things that destroy your goals

Often when we need to excuse ourselves for not having done something, we say things like “I don’t have the time/money/energy”. Most of us have said it at some stage and we know that as soon as we say it, we have a perfect reason for not doing anything differently or changing our behaviours in any shape or form. Why would we? After all, we really believe this to be true. This is also a frequent complaint of people who feel that they don’t have what they want or the lifestyle that they were hoping for.

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The 10 Steps of Compelling Goal-Setting

1. Write down your vision at the top. (e.g. Change jobs, lose weight, run a marathon etc.)
2. Then, break the process down into small steps starting with what you need to do in 6
months, then 3 months, 1 month and finally 1 week.
3. Be very clear about the steps to achieve this and seek advice from professionals if needed.
4. See the examples above for more information and tips.

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