Setting goals: A mindset to success
The only way to set yourself up for success over the long-term? Clearly define your goals and ensure that working towards them becomes the focal point of your life.
A life coach, doesn't simply promote goal setting. They promote goal setting that provides you with a real purpose. Goals that are well thought through. Goals with meaning.
What are you looking to achieve? Even better, why do you want to achieve those specific goals?
Helping your motivation levels, giving you a purpose, providing you with responsibility and a reason to carry on when times get hard, goals are extremely important for our mental and spiritual health.
How you can remain focused on them and create for yourself a mindset that attracts success and growth:
Visualise your future
Working towards meaningful goals is always hard work. It is paramount you have a vision of your life that would justify the sacrifice involved in chasing your dreams. A month, a year, a decade. What does it look like? Set the scene. Where are you? What are you doing? Think over scenarios in your mind.
Build a picture of where you want to be, and don’t worry about why. You will sort that out as you start working towards the dream. Write your goals daily.
Keep motivated by getting your goals written down. If you are wanting to be completely committed, writing them daily can work wonders! There’s power to taking pen to paper. Writing your goals down will help motivate you to brainstorm ideas on how you can achieve those goals.
Develop a long-term plan
Having a goal without a plan is like having carriage without an horse. You won’t get far. Set yourself up for long-term success with a thoroughly thought out plan on how you will achieve your goals. Hold faith and handle the burden. Achieving your goal is going to mean taking on the responsibility to live the life that you once dreamed of.
For those who think success is about sitting in a chair and smoking cigars, they’re sadly mistaken. Highly successful people hold the responsibility of not only themselves but often the lives of many others, and this means that there are ripples of consequences with every decision they make. Take on the responsibility and hold faith in yourself at every obstacle. Do what it takes to achieve your goal and positive influence the lives of others with your action.
Commit and take action daily
Set goals and targets for every day, and work towards them. Stretch yourself, but don’t make them too exhausting. You’re better to do two hours per day than try to work or learn something new for ten hours straight. Our brains are hardwired for a long-term perspective, we need it to feel fulfilled.
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About Stuart Downing
Stuart is an international professional life and business coach, working in Harley Street, London, Birmingham, Warwickshire and Lanzarote. Stuart has strong expertise in personal relationships, anxiety, self-esteem and confidence issues. Call 07825 -599340 for a no obligation 30 minute consultation www.stuartdowning.co.uk.