How Can You Achieve Your Goals this Year?
Believing that you can achieve your goals requires you to first convince yourself that you can. People are often their own worst critics or their own biggest doubters, questioning their own abilities to do things and accomplish goals. If you end up in this negative state of mind and convince yourself that you can’t do something, how can you possibly achieve that goal? Once you convince yourself that you can’t, you will likely give up and never even try. But if you convince yourself that you can, you might surprise yourself. Eleanor Murkey is a dynamic certified life coach who teaches self-empowerment by helping people to convince themselves that they can achieve their goals.
What Kind of Goals Should You Set?
In reality, there are no goals that you should decide are out of your reach. As an example, earlier this month Erin Jackson won an Olympic gold medal for Team USA in the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing. She had only started ice skating about five years earlier in 2016. While it may have seemed crazy if she had said I want to win an Olympic gold medal in this event one day, that is exactly what happened five years later. But, it didn’t happen overnight nor with a single goal. In order to achieve your bigger end goals, it helps to set a series of smaller goals. What will you accomplish this year – this month – this week – today – this hour? These smaller goals should be realistic and attainable. You can allow them to build on one another, like small steps that form a staircase up towards your end goal.
Here are five helpful tips to keep you on track with achieving your goals this year.
1) Write Your Goals Down
It all starts with a few words on a page. This is what I want to accomplish. If you write it down more frequently and reread it, it will engrain in your mind. This will also help to give you clarity on exactly what your goal is.
2) Take Immediate Action
Saying that you will start tomorrow or soon might lead to you never getting started. Don’t put your goals off, instead take immediate action. Even if it’s a very small step, even a small step in the right direction is progress towards your goal. At Murk Resource, Inc. we offer Murk Programs that teach you how to take ownership of your own life.
3) Be Ready to Fail
Failure is inevitable in life and we all experience it. When you plan for it and can embrace it when it comes, you will feel more empowered and equipped to overcome it. Regroup, focus, and get yourself back on track when obstacles get in the way.
4) Hold Yourself Accountable
Don’t make excuses or go too easy on yourself. Nobody else wants you to achieve your goals as much as you want to, so don’t depend on them to hold you accountable. Depend on yourself, and be someone that you can depend on.
5) Seek Out Help
While ultimately you need to be able to depend on yourself, that doesn’t mean you’re not allowed to seek out help from others. Coaches, teachers, mentors, friends, family, or coworkers can be hugely important for your success. Nobody accomplishes anything entirely alone. While it’s important not to depend entirely on others, it is also important not to see seeking help as a failure or a weakness, but to instead think of it as a positive resource used to help work towards the goal.
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If you are ready to start convincing yourself that you can so you can achieve your goals this year, then please feel free to send us a message to get started! You can also call us at (847) 662-8044. We look forward to hearing from you, learning about your 2022 goals, and working with you to teach you how to work towards achieving them!