We all have dreams and aspirations. The task set before us is figuring out how to be successful in achieving the goals we set for ourselves. Wether it be jiu-jitsu related or a lifestyle game-plan-changer the experts agree mind over matter. Many times the setbacks we experience are due to psychological road blocks.
Setting goals 101:
1. Base them around your core set of values; aligning your goals with your core values adds worth
2. Prioritize; writing a list of goals is great, it’s also detrimental to climbing the ladder of success. Prioritize and tackle one or two goals at a time. Don’t multitask.
3. Program your mind for success; actions follow thoughts. Negativity, self-degradation and disbelief will way-lay you in your attempts
4. Surround your self with like-minded people; positive, driven, determined people who are also trying to achieve will inspire you to do the same
5. Surround yourself with people who are driven and focused; again, these people don’t have to be following the same path or have the same goals, the simple fact that they’re goal-oriented will help keep you on track.
6. See it to believe it; you may laugh, but envisioning your success will help keep you positive and focused
7. Ask yourself
– can I do it (am I able and willing to be committed? Is it a reachable goal?)
8. Ask yourself
– will it work (does my game plan set me up for success? If not, Why? What can I do to change this result?)
9. Ask yourself
– is it worth it (is the value I place upon it motivating me enough to make it happen?)
10. Assess and re-evaluate; if you’re not motivated search for the reasoning behind the lack of upward movement and lack of drive.
Patti Dobrowlski, visual goal setter, writer and business consultant, states “Set your goals, envision your desired future, create positive change, enhance culture and accelerate team performance for a better bottom line.”
Dream. Believe. Achieve!