Sunday, September 22, 2013

Use your emotions to accomplish your goals.

Too many people let fear keep them from becoming more successful in life. They don't attempt new things because they fear what others will say or think about them. They fear failing at their new venture or they fear that being successful at their new venture, will some how have a negative impact on their friendships, relationships etc. Others don't move forward with things they think about doing or achieving because they are afraid of the mental or physical pain that might be involved to accomplish their goal. In others words, they are not willing to pay the price for their success.
If you are not making positive changes to your life because of some sort of fear, here are a few tips that can help.
First.... Know why you really want to accomplish that dream or goal. The more specific you can be, the better.
For example, if your goal is to earn an additional $10,000.00 this year, know exactly what you plan to do with that extra income. If it's to pay off debt, imagine how much better you will feel when all your bills are paid off. Imagine not wondering what you are going to have to do without to make sure you pay your bills on time. Imagine what you could do with the money that is now going toward your bills every month.
If it's to take your dream vacation, imagine the great time you are going to have on that trip. Start collecting pictures & brochures of where you plan on going. Put them in a place where you will see them on a daily basis. Again, the more details the better.
If your goal is to lose weight & get into better shape, imagine how you will look and feel when you achieve your desired goals. Imagine how better the quality of your health and life will be. Think about being able to be more active with your friends & family. Think about how your new looks and energy will impact your job performance and advancement. If that still does not motivate you enough to take action, think about how bad your quality of life might be if you don't achieve your health and fitness goals.
If you do these things properly, you will find yourself becoming a bit emotional and tied to your goal, as you think about your "why". And it is this extra emotional attachment to your goals that gives you a better chance of overcoming your fears to accomplish them.