Achieving a goal.
To become a #goalgetter, first, you need to set a goal.
And whatever anyone says, if you want something to happen but you don’t make it Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timebound, then it probably won’t happen. This is what is known as the SMART goal setting methodology.
Second, you need to believe for it. Your goal needs to be written down. Repeated several times a day. Talked about like it’s already happened. Visualised as the successful outcome it is – relentlessly. Your goal needs to be imprinted into your head.
Your heart already knows it.
Third, and this is the clincher. You need to participate in it’s achievement. That is, that you need to make a plan and you need to take daily action.
And then you don’t stop until you see it done.
Because the greatest thing about setting goals is not necessarily about the outcome or for them to be realised (although that is a wonderful bonus).
The greatest thing about setting goals, believing for them and taking action, is that you need to become that person who made it happen.
My goal for the first half of this year is to run a half marathon on Sunday 16th June 2019, in under 2 and a half hours. You can watch here about how I went about setting the goal and how I am going to achieve it.
It’s a goal that is going to stretch me (the most I have run before is 10km, so it’s well outside of my existing ability and comfort zone) but it is also totally achievable – as long as I put in the work. I’ve got 5 months to get myself into the kind of shape and fitness that I need to be in to be able to run 21 kms, I’ve got a training plan and so now, all I need to focus on is putting in the effort.
A goal without a plan is just a wish 🙂
Have you set a goal for this year that is making you feel a wonderful mixture between really excited and also a little bit uncomfortable, wondering if you can really do it?
Imagine how amazing you will feel when you realise that you became the person who DID IT.
Fiona Redding is the founder of The Happiness Hunter, co-host of #BusinessAddicts The Podcast and author of The Happiness Hunter’s Guide to Meditation.
Based on leading research, metaphysical principles and her own real life learnings and experiences, The Happiness Hunter will teach and empower you to change your life with the strategies, tools and mindset shifts required to live an abundant, successful and healthy life, full of passion, joy and meaning, and free of stress and anxiety.
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