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Would you like to improve your goal achievement? Goal setting is easy. Goal achievement is the ultimate victory.
Write it down. Written goals have a way of transforming wishes into wants; can’ts into cans; dreams into plans; and plans into reality. Don’t just think it…ink it!”
Achieving your goals is important. The process of achieving them and the person you become in getting there is everything.
3 Strategies for Goal Achieving
- Adopt and Maintain a “Can Do” Attitude
A positive mindset is the foundation for every successful action. Success flows first from an emotional basis. You don’t feel good because you achieve your goals; you reach your goals because you are in a positive emotional mindset.
You have heard that you always receive more of whatever you give your time, energy and focus. If you believe in yourself and you are grateful for what you have, you will attract more. If you are grouchy, pessimistic, depressed, discouraged and “down in the emotional dumps,” you are totally focused on the negative. Whatever attitude you choose will attract more of the same. You can choose to spiral upward or downward.
Now for me, that is an easy choice. I prefer success. One of the keys to goal achieving is adopting and maintaining a positive mindset. You may not have control of everything and everyone in the world, but you always have the ability to control your personal mindset.
Challenges occur to all of us. We are occasionally disappointed in events, circumstances or people (that includes our own personal performance). We can choose to be emotionally down or we can choose to say “What good can come from this?” and find the potential good. We can choose to brush it off and say “I’ll do better tomorrow.” When unexpected results cross our path, we can choose a positive or a negative attitude.
When something happens which we did not anticipate or want, we can choose the downward attitude spiral or choose to do a mindset shift. I prefer success. I choose a “can do” attitude.
- Simple Little Success Boosters
Change your passwords. We know with cyber-crime on the rise, it is smart to change our passwords every quarter. Have a different password for each online account. I know it is harder to remember the passwords when each one is different, but it reduces the risk of invasion of your accounts. I use a formula for my passwords and change all of them every quarter.
As long as you are changing the passwords anyway, why not change them to something which motivates you? Pick a word, phrase, aroma, place, sound or sight which lifts your spirits. Maybe it is a private family phrase or something the kids said when they were small which always brings a smile to your face. Typing that word as your password (even having to look up the password in order to type it) can reset your attitude to a positive.
Use the events of your daily life to continually bring your attitude up to a more positive level. Accomplish a double purpose of protecting your identity and improving your attitude all at once. I prefer success.
You know the advantages of visualization and meditation. You know that your subconscious is a powerful force working to bring you more of whatever you are thinking. The predominant thought running through your mind acts as an order to your subconscious mind. The subconscious is powerful but not able to decide what is good for you. It can only respond to your predominant thoughts. If you are focusing on, seeing and believing something, the subconscious is programmed to make it come true.
We each possess an awesome power that most of us have not been taught how to use effectively. Super star athletes use it, mega millionaires use it and top producers use it. That power is Visualization. Visualization triggers the subconscious to bring your thoughts into reality.
Visualization works hand in hand with the subconscious mind and the law of attraction. They are a triple force working together to bring you whatever you are focusing on.
You know about the Law of Attraction. It was featured in The Secret and numerous other books in the 1980s and 1990s. There have even been network marketing companies based on the law of attraction. It is a law, just as gravity is a law. How do you direct the powerful combination of visualization, subconscious mind and the law of attraction to assist you in achieving your goals?
Activate the Law of Attraction through Visible Images
- Picture your goal as achieved. Look at it as if you were watching a movie and you are the star. You are seeing yourself
in living color with all five senses activated; you are picturing a live scene. This is real. Feel the emotions you will feel when you have achieved your ultimate goal. See the ones you care about beaming with pride for you. Hear the cheering. Savor the sweet taste of victory.
Hold that image in its entirety in your mind. Breathe it in and allow it to permeate every cell in your body. Feel all of the emotions of pleasure. You have worked and earned this victory. You have achieved your ultimate goal. Ingrain it so completely into your being that you can recall it completely at a second’s notice.
- Create a vision board. Draw or cut out pictures which symbolize your goals. Post the pictures and words on the board. Place it where you will see it constantly. The vision board works similar to the chart on the wall; they both focus your attention and positive expectation of goal achievement.
Take a mental screen shot of your vision board. Take a photo of the vision board and use it as the screensaver on your smart phone.
- Create affirmations of your goals as already achieved. Write them on index cards. Paint them on your bathroom mirror. Post them on the refrigerator. Create screensavers or images on your computer screen. Post them as sticky notes around your desk.
Write every affirmation in the positive. “I am so grateful that. . .” “I am so excited to be . . .” “I feel so thrilled that . . .” Adopt the attitude of knowing that your goals could and did come true. See each goal in your mind as accomplished.
“Nothing is impossible. The word itself says I’m possible.”
Goal setting is important, but goal achievement is the ultimate victory. Three strategies to enhance your goal achievement are: adopting and maintaining a positive attitude, using simple success boosters such as changing your passwords, and visualizing your goals through mental/emotional movies, vision boards and affirmations.
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What to Do When There’s Too Much to Do: reduce Tasks, Increase Results, and Save 90 Minutes a Day by Laura Stack reminds us that a well-crafted printed message can be far more valuable than a sit down meeting. Think how much time you could save for yourself and your entire team if you did not have to travel to and from a meeting. Your time could be used far more productively and profitably with a well-crafted printed message.
Planning a meeting to schedule a meeting or hold a meeting which does not need to occur are examples of wasted time
We all have busy lives – career, family, social and perhaps even personal obligations.
Despite our overactive “yes” gland and the overly optimistic “I can do that” attitude, there are a finite number of hours in a day.
What are your priorities?
On a clean sheet of paper draw a large box. Divide the box into 4 equal squares with one vertical line and one horizontal line. At the top of the box write the word “Urgent”. Under the bottom line write the words “Not urgent.” Just outside the left of the box write the word “Important.” Outside the right of the box write “Not important.”
The top left box is Urgent and Important.
Top right square is Urgent but not important
Bottom left is Not urgent but important
Bottom right is Not urgent and not important.
Look at your daily activities. Be aware of your scheduled commitments in the upcoming week. Start with the upcoming week and record the various time obligations in the appropriate box. Now look honestly at your week and record the activities you regularly perform which may NOT be recorded on the pages of your calendar. Which activities are located in which box? What percentage of your time are you spending in each box?
Don’t forget to acknowledge the time you spend chatting on Facebook, answering emails or perhaps even chatting on the phone or over coffee with friends. Travel time to and from appointments and daily routines such as television time can slip through the time schedule without proper recording.
Odesk has a program where it records the screen shots of exactly what is happening on your computer screen. Spending time staring at the screen or cleaning your desk does not count as productive time. How efficiently are you using your time?
Are you using your time to accomplish the items which are of the highest priority and most urgency? I hear some of your brains questioning how to determine what is the highest priority.
Peter Drucker, 1905-2005, Austrian born US management guru, writer and seminal business thinker said, “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”
If earning a paycheck is important to you, one of your priorities would naturally be to complete the tasks which are the highest priority for your boss. Knowing your duties, job priorities and the preferences of your boss rank extremely high on the “keep your job” scale, at least during working hours.
What is most important to you? It is said that you can determine a person’s priorities by looking at their calendar and their checkbook. What does your calendar and checkbook reveal about your priorities?
If you ask executives about their highest priority, it is not uncommon to hear family toward the top of the list, but upon examination of their calendar, family infrequently receives a time slot. Be aware of scheduling time for your top priorities in life. If you run out of money, you can make more. If you run out of time, you’re done. Time lost is not recoverable. Time does have a value.
Clearly defining your most important values will assist in prioritizing your time. Look carefully at your activities and where you are truly spending your time. If the time spent does not sync with your priorities, what can you eliminate or at least minimize in order to bring the values into alignment with the time. Once you align your priorities, you may find that you are doing more of what is truly leading to your goals and wasting less time with the activities which divert you from your goals.
It is not just physical travel time but also mental time which influences your daily schedule and your ultimate productivity. How will you feel when you have more productivity and less stress?
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