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How To Stick To Your Goals

By Tatiannalovingfit

Goal Setting

 

I would like to share some things I’ve learned that help me stay on track. Goal setting and their strategies.
One very important thing to remember about goal setting is, your goals are not your final destinations, they are just stepping stones. Remember that and you will go further than you ever imagined.

Tracking your goals is a key element in establishing your motivation. I my self don’t always have the perfect balance where I am motivated every day, but what does help me to keep going ( after I throw my self a pity party, you know we all do that ;) ) – my goals, keep them close to you all the time and use these strategies to make them stick.

 

A goal must be well defined

Just to say you want to be better at running or you want to be thinner is not a very well defined goal. You have to be more specific. You see, our body follows our mind, and if our mind doesn’t have a specific objective the body cannot follow it. So a better goal would be ” I want to run 2 miles in 10 minutes ( this is just an example ), or I want to loose 10 lbs in 2 month’s, be as specific as possible.

 

Write it down

Writing your goals down makes them physical right away, you automatically release energy towards your goal. I found this method to be very effective, it works like a charm every time. There is some kind of magic power about writing things down.

Another really powerful thing is to place what you’ve written in a spot where you will see it all the time, such as on your office desk, bedroom or near your calendar, just make sure you are always noticing it. This works with Law of Attraction, if it’s there all the time, you can’t escape from thinking about it, and whatever you think about the most you will attract.

 

State your goals in positive

As you might already know, our subconscious mind does not understand negatively stated goals, which means you always have to use a positive frame. Example: Instead of saying I won’t eat anymore sugar, you will say – I will eat only fruits to satisfy my sweet tooth. Or instead of saying I won’t give up working out until I loose 10 lbs say, you will say – I will work out 4 days a week and I will loose 10 lbs in 2 month’s. Your mind will accept this and you will start seeing manifestations pretty quickly.

 

Always have a deadline

Setting your goals in time frame makes you exited every time you are taking a step further. By having a deadline for your goal you create a sense of urgency, and that makes you push much harder.

 

Make an emotional connection

Your goals must have a sincere emotional appeal, without this connection there will be no passion. Passion is one of the biggest creators in our lives. Connect your emotions to all of your goals.

 

Redirect Negative Thinking

Negative thinking is the biggest poison of humanity. Part of that negative thinking is jealousy, comparison to others, feeling of sadness etc.

One of the biggest mistakes people make is they try to block negative thoughts. But the more we try to block something, the more it will keep appearing – it’s a dead end.
I’ve learned this great approach of redirecting negative thinking into a black hole.
I consciously acknowledge that I have a negative process going on in my head, this is the first step ( negativity does not like to be confronted ). The next step is I fully take responsibility for it’s projection ( negative thinking likes to thinks it’s in control of you, but as soon as you admit of being in control, it looses it’s power ). Everything we project to the outside world comes from our  inner world, we are completely in charge of that. Once you fully believe that, you will be able to choose not to project negative thinking as part of your reality. Eventually this whole process will become a habit and you will naturally redirect your thoughts.
This is by far the best thing you can do to move forward with your goals, because the only thing that really keeps us from reaching our goals is?  You guessed it, I don’t have to say the words ;) .

 


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