Tips On Goal Achievement for 2014
Happy 2014!!! Instead of making a New Year’s Resolution this year [they always seem to get broken somehow]…maybe it’s time for a new strategy??
Tips on Goal Achievement for 2014:
Set a realistic goal that is important to you. If you don’t care enough about it or possess the desire and passion to achieve it…..you will more than likely abandon, give up, or engage in self-sabotage when things get tough and you experience challenges along the way.
Start with the End [of your Goal] in Mind….Try to visualize yourself achieving your goal. What does it look like? How will it make you feel? How will it impact you or others in your life?
Start by writing down your goal…take your idea out of your head and make it real. Don’t over-think, don’t over-analyze….just begin with some reasonable objectives that will help get you started and write them down. Transform your wish or desire and make it a reality…push aside barriers like negative thinking [e.g., What if I try it and can’t achieve it? What if I fail? What if it’s too hard? Etc.]……If your goal is important enough to you [see Step #1] – then it is worthy enough to begin your journey. Don’t be afraid to try!!!!
4. Give Yourself Permission to Make Mistakes
It’s ok if you make mistakes as you work on your goal. Nobody is perfect. Think of any mistakes or setbacks you encounter as ‘learning opportunities’ and ‘teachable moments’ that reveal both your Strengths and Weaknesses…..Again, the purpose of your goal is to help push yourself, grow, and develop. Although testing your own limits can be challenging – it can also be very freeing and rewarding as you push and challenge yourself in ways you haven’t thought possible.
How will you prepare yourself when you encounter difficulties, challenges, or obstacles? Prepare a list [again, Write These Down] of ways to gain support [e.g., share your goal with a family member, friend, or someone you trust]….who can encourage you, give you support, provide positive feedback, and help you be accountable as you work towards your goal.
6. Crush It!!!!!
Give yourself a well-deserved pat on the back and be proud of what you accomplish!!!!
Wishing Everyone the Best for the New Year,
Rich Schlauch, MSW, LISW-CP, LCSW
Palmetto Counseling & Consulting Services, LLC
Good Habits = Good Outcomes; Bad Habits = Bad Outcomes