Smart Goals: 12 Stop-You-Dead-in-Your-Tracks Mistakes That Will Keep You From Your Goals
One way to achieve your goals is by using the acronym S.M.A.R.T or Smart Goals which is based on creating goals which are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely. While this may be a useful way to approach everyday life goals, I believe it misses out on MANY other key factors that you will want to consider if you wish to achieve huge or audacious goals.
Here are the 12 most common mistakes people make while setting life goals. If you pay special attention to avoiding these mistakes, your chances of achieving your goals will soar!
The act of setting large, seemingly impossible goals spurs your mind to think differently and thinking differently is the key to achieving your goals.
This will allow you to chunk up your goal into manageable parts.
When you set smaller well defined milestones it will keep you moving forward. It also allows you to measure your progress and take corrective action when necessary.
This will keep you encouraged and will let you know when you are making progress and when you have met your goal.
Make the reasons as emotional as possible because we are driven by our emotions no matter how reasonable we think we are.
The more benefits to be gained the greater the focus you will have.
Your mind is programmed to avoid pain so defining that pain will motivate you to avoid failure.
Embrace all the obstacles in your path. Your mind is programmed to find solutions, so focus on your obstacles and then your mind will begin to search for ways around them.
Challenges always loom larger when they are swirling around in our subconscious. By writing them down you allow your brain to search for the solutions.
Utilize all your resources. Trying to accomplish things alone is one of the biggest mistakes we make. We were never meant to be a lone ranger.
Share your goal with people who will encourage you and keep you accountable. The more you articulate your goal the more clear it will become and the more committed you will become.
Have a crystal clear vision of your success. Visualize will help you to succeed
About the Author:
My name is Karim H. Ismail and I can help you create the blueprint for the life you've dreamed of so you can achieve all your goals. Take the first step with my FREE Life Quiz at http://KeepAnyPromise.com. The results may surprise you!
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