How to Set Goals and Achieve Them

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So you’ve been trying to reach your goal for a while now…

Maybe it’s to lose a few pounds, or not to single handedly keep your local bakery in business, or maybe it’s to work out a few minutes every day…

Whatever it is, does it often feel like you’re on a hamster wheel to nowhere?

That the harder you try, the further away the goal appears?

If so, it’s because you haven’t yet heard of this one simple technique.

You see, CONFIDENCE plays a big big role in achieving your goals.

“But how do I improve my confidence if I can’t reach my goals?”

This is a catch 22 situation.

You can’t reach your goals cause of low confidence. And you don’t feel confident cause you feel stuck reaching your goals!

There is a simple solution:

When you set goals, don’t put a time frame on the final goal. Instaed, have time frame on ACTION STEPS you need to take to reach your goal.

For example: Let’s say you want to lose 5 pounds. Don’t have a goal that says “I will lose 5 pounds in X amount of days/weeks/months.” Rather, let it be “I will lose 5 pounds as soon as possible”.

That’s it. As soon as possible.

Then, create action steps you need to take. Maybe one is to resist your usual morning doughnuts. Another one might be to walk for 5 minutes on the treadmill. For each of these (tiny) action steps, have a time frame. It’s much easier to build your confidence by doing tiny action steps that are more within your control that it is to vaguely have to lose 5 pounds in X weeks. 

When you are able to complete the tiny action steps (and it’s important that they are very tiny to start off with), your confidence will grow. And with that, comes willpower and strength to do bigger action steps….

Before you know it, you will have conquered your final goal!

Hope that was helpful.

What goal are you working toward? Can you think of small action steps under that goal that will help grow your confidence?

I look forward to your comments.

Happy Friday! :-)

-Kavetha

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About Kavetha

I'm a Psychiatrist, passionate about combining eastern wisdom with neuroscience, Child Psychology expert and a writer :)

One Response to How to Set Goals and Achieve Them

  1. evelin July 3, 2014 at 3:08 AM #

    You are beautiful. :) Thank You for sharing your thoughts, beliefs, and life with us. Hope you are well

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