Have you ever tried to quit smoking but unsuccessfully? You wanted to play sports regularly, but still could not find enough motivation? Sometimes no matter how far we want to achieve something, we’re unable to stick to what we have set. And the obstacle here is likely not the absence of strong will, but the way we set ourselves goals. In this article, you will learn how to establish your goals so they’re easy and enjoyable to achieve. The technique I will be discussing is setting short-term goals. A technique that can be underestimated.
It is swimming somewhere, drifting across the sea, but the destination is unknown.
You construct your”another-self”
Research by neuropsychologists has confirmed that when we set ourselves a goal to reach, we act as if it were already part of us. The brain cannot fully distinguish between what we have and what we want to have, and it considers that the desired effect is currently a part of ourselves. For instance, if we fail to accomplish our goal, we feel pain as if we have lost something.
Unwittingly you can achieve even greater goals
When you’ve got a goal with a time limitation, the chances of achieving it drastically rise. A short-term goal may be the first step of a journey that contributes to a larger one. For instance, if you would like to go work remotely and traveling around the world, it would be a good idea to learn about ways of making money online, digital nomading or beginning learning a new language. The fact isthat sometimes your short-term objectives, although unrelated to the most important one, can still contribute to your success. For example, learning how to save money to buy a new PC can assist you in the future when you will, for instance, go out and live in your overseas.
They are easy
One of the important element of SMART goals is an”A” letter, that stands for”achievable” or”attainable”. Needless to say, you have to exert yourself and push yourself to the limit but remain realistic. The issue with ambitious goals is that they are usually overwhelming and sometimes even daunting. You Must be able to answer at least these two questions:
How can I accomplish this goal?
How realistic is it taking under account financial factors, time, energy and support of others?
It’s rather tough to answer this questions when our objectives are like”I need to become a boss of the largest marketing company in my country”. But is much easier in target like”I wish to send daily 10 cold emails more during next week to increase my sales”.
Set them as many as possible
Short-term goals are easy to monitor and to achieve. That’s why they are very pleased and can reshape your life. Have a Look at the following goals and set your own:
Take a language lesson
Buy a new book that explains the subject you are interested in
Buy a gym membership
Purchase a workout outfit
Read one page of a book daily
Show up to work on time
I want to write this essay by next Wednesday.
Now, from 16.00 to 18.00, I will rework Chapter X an accounting manual as a preparation for the exam
As you can see it is very straightforward. Know your limitations but drive yourself too further. In short time you’ll feel a great satisfaction of incorporating countless of bricks which will build your future.