by Rachel Letham
By spending time thinking about reaching your goal, what this feels like, what this allows you to do, it allows you to imagine already having fulfilled your goals and the difference it makes to your business.
This inspiring and visionary start to the goal setting process motivates you to think big when it comes to your goals and to believe in yourself.
The more emotionally attached you become, the more change you have of achieving success. This is where you need to set a goal with IMPACT;
Inspirational - being emotionally attached to reaching the outcome. Being inspired to reach that goal, and experience there benefits of change and what this could mean for you and your business - keeping hold of the bigger picture during tough days
Measurable - we need to have a clear measure set in the outcome - establishing an end point. As by keeping the end in sight the goal feels more emotionally attached to the outcome and by measuring you can see how far you need to go to ensure completion
Positive - this is SO important! Creating a positive outcome is so much more motivating than having a negative goal such as “giving something up” or “stopping x,y,z”. The positive approach to the goal allows you to approach new and possibly challenging habits and behaviours with the right attitude and excitement - being strongly connected to the overall vision
Achievable - the goal must be achievable at a push. Allow space for the power of intention and the law of attraction to intervene - by setting an achievable but challenging goal - it will inspire you to take action
Challenging - you should feel excited about the level of challenge in hitting your goal and maybe even a little scared. Most people can tell you where they feel this - whether in the pit of their stomach or a tingle in their fingers - there is an excitement and an energy to a challenge and you can nail this!
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Timed - set a clear ‘finish by’ date to strengthen your focus and keep motivation levels up. If an outcome is too far away then you have no sense of urgency - you need to prioritise this task over other
“Focus on what you want to achieve, and not on what you want to avoid.” - Zamora
JOURNAL TO KEEP MOTIVATED
We tend to be highly motivated when pursuing new goals. Over time, however, our motivation weakens. To create lasting change in your life, it is important to stay motivated and to pursue your goals and vision in the long term.
Motivation is influenced by the amount energy you have and the successes you have experienced. You can gain energy through moments of happiness, for example. Happy moments are not necessarily associated with major events. You experience them during everyday occurrences, yet often they go unnoticed.
This is where journalling comes in. Numerous studies show that taking the time every day to journal positive events, thoughts, and emotions boosts your mood and leads to results in tests. Just four minutes a day can really make a difference to keeping you motivated, providing energy that strengthens you and frees your mind to pursue your goals and work toward the vision of the life you want.
So go on, invest in a lovely new piece of stationery today. Take time to journal every day around your goal and progress but also about what you are happy and grateful for each day. Raise your energy levels and you will reach your goals by the time the year is out. Good luck!
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