To achieve goals, we must stay connected to goals. Goals are the driving force of our lives and we all know that. Apart from that, we all know much more about goals like:
- Goals are motivating
- Goals need to be Specific Goals
- Goals need to be Measurable
- Goals need to be Attainable
- Goals need to be Realistic
- Goals need to be Timebound and much more.
And that’s exactly how you set goals. You also know that Goals are loved and respected the most during year ends. When all of us review the year and start picturizing a magical transformation year. I already mentioned this in one of my earlier blog on Goal Setting.
But in most of the cases, within few days, we actually forget what we have planned as goals and be a part of other’s goals and then we say, we are not connected to ourselves. Lots of people say you need to believe it to get it. But, believe me, when you are actually planning to achieve something big, achieve something massive, or achieve something transformational, or achieve something which seems tough, you may fail to believe it and it’s quite natural as our brain says this goal is great but unnatural and tough. So, believing sometimes may fail.
Also, if we give a time, like I found in some inspiring stories where people write the date of achieving the same, that may also kill our belief system on that goal as your mind may ask – “ How you know you will achieve this on that date?” and it may be proven a fake idea and as a result, belief vanished.
And in most of the cases, with such a low level of beliefs, your motivation level slowly gets a dip from where it was when you were setting the goals. I can easily relate it to the story of one of my client, where she wanted to get back to shape since last 2 years post pregnancy and became more out of shape in those two years. Last year, she was so motivated that she skipped the party of Christmas eve,
bought a new pair of sneakers, got a gym membership, started gymming from 1st Of January and then stopped everything from 6th of February onwards. And, including me, there must have been something in your life too, which you can relate to this incident and you might be thinking that my client actually walked her way to achieve goals for a longer time!!! In fact, I also thought so if I relate it to one of the incidents I had.
These kinds of incidents occur because we give up and we give up because we slowly stop believing in it and it happens for two reasons – 1. Either you are unable to take this massive action as per plan or 2. You initially take massive action, feel the pain and then stop believing that you are going to achieve those goals. But, in both the cases, the common factor is “You”.
“The first thing you can do to start achieving your goal is to start achieving it.”
This may sound little awkward and by no means matches any inspirational quotes but believe me, my objective to be on this site is a transformation rather than inspiration. Achieving goals are more strategies and actions than anything. And Strategies and Actions keep your belief flowing. You can set anything as your goal and can achieve it if you keep the belief going. But before you start believing it, the first thing you should have is your self-awareness on your goals. The purpose of the goal. It’s not about what you get. It’s about what you become after achieving the goal.
The more you are aware of the purpose of the goal, the clearer will be your belief, your actions, and your strategies to achieve the goal.