It’s that time of year – goal-setting time. You’re probably sick of hearing about how to do this properly. I don’t blame you. I’m tired of it too. So for this post, we’re going to talk about how to SUCK at setting goals.
Not writing them down – goals become real to us only after they are written in active voice. Don’t write, “I will lose weight.” That’s not good enough for your brain to act upon. Write “I lose 10 pounds by March 31.” That’s specific, aggressive, and time-oriented. Goals are not met because they aren’t written somewhere. You have to write them down using proper syntax and voice. Get it?
Not reviewing them every day – You have to program your brain and body to work toward the goals you set. It takes time and conditioning to be able to run a marathon, right? There are countless hours of training and discipline involved. Train and discipline yourself to review your written goals, at least once per day. Say them aloud to yourself while looking in a mirror. Smile when you’re doing it. It sounds corny….but guess what – it works!!
continue reading »