Goals: 3 Definite & Effective Ways to Achieve Yours!

In our modern day society, achieving goals is our ideal of success. There is nothing more satisfying than crossing something off your to-do list, but sometimes the road to even starting a task can feel overwhelming. The reason for this is because, as humans, we are afraid of failure or imperfection. But the reality is that most outcomes of tasks are out of our hands—such as getting a promotion or receiving a good mark in school, for example. Although, if we were to focus on what we can control in our lives, such as our behaviours and habits, we can work towards the fulfilling of our aims. Read on for Goals: 3 Definite & Effective Ways to Achieve Yours!

1. Goals 101: Create a Positive Mindset 

The most important thing to know when doing anything in life is that attitude is everything. A problem most of us face when trying to achieve a goal is that we become so fixated on the goal itself, that we lose sight of what we can control. For example, if losing weight is the goal you want to accomplish, instead of focusing only on the number on the scale, focus on what you can control, such as eating healthy and exercising. Likewise, if you’ve noticed that you haven’t lost any weight on the scale while dieting or exercising, instead of being upset or giving up, be proud of the habits you have changed to better your life and celebrate that!

2. Understand Your Pattern of Work

In this Ted Talk above, Reggie Rivers explains that the key to achieving your goals, is to not focus on them. One of the things that can help you the most in life is understanding your pattern of work; if you have found yourself starting and stopping a task for a while now, determine a possible reason for why that might be the case. Oftentimes, a reason we all might stop working on a task is that we are afraid that the rest of the process won’t be as excellent as the beginning of it.

This is called perfectionism—something we all strive for in our lives. A helpful way to understand procrastination is to look at every past project you have left unfinished, and to find the similarity amongst them. What was the reason that you stopped the process of completing a task?

3. Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for Help

Sometimes there is a reason you find yourself unable to focus or complete a specific task. If you find yourself struggling, there is nothing wrong with asking for help! Finding someone who is willing to help and proficient in the area where you are struggling—you might find yourself relieved to not be alone.

Completing tasks is not an impossible! Everyone is capable of achieving their goals as long as they have the right mindset to go about doing them. Cross the fact that you’ve read this article off your list today! There, feels great doesn’t it? Now ask yourself, am I a little way ahead or am I way behind? Now take the next step, keep your behaviour positive and take the next progressive step until you make it a habit. These things are under your control.

Check out our previous articles Anxiety: 3 Key Ways to Deal with it PositivelyGoals: Achieving them the S.M.A.R.T.E.R Way and Training Motivation: 3 Superb Tips Learned from Sports Psychology. If you’d like to share your goal-achievement tips, do so in the comments below, and join in the conversation on FacebookTwitter Instagram!

Jennifer Dawson

Jennifer Dawson is an experienced freelance writer who specializes in food and nutrition. Working in fitness marketing previously gave her a good feel for the industry and since going freelance she has been able to explore her preferred topic areas such as diet types, nutrition and food. Outside of work, Jen enjoys traveling, swimming and spending time with her young family.

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