I want to talk about just 5 simple habits that will help you reach your goals…and the even better news is, they’ll help you achieve almost anything you want in life. These 5 habit ideas come from Jack Canfield, who created the Chicken Soup series of books. I highly recommend checking him out.
Are you ready??
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF and BELIEVE that you can achieve it.
When you’re first starting something new or if you are going after a big goal, it can be hard to believe (truly believe) you can actually do it.
But you can …. you just have to believe it. The fact is, you can do almost anything you put your mind to, as long as you put in the work to make it happen. And doing the work is totally under your control!
HAVING SPECIFIC GOALS.
Successful people are always working TOWARD something. Your brain likes having something specific to work toward. It helps give you focus and drive. What separates your goals from your dreams, is that your goals have a deadline.
So, instead of saying, “I want to run a 5K,” you would say, “By September 1, I will be able to run a 5K.”
GOING THE EXTRA MILE.
In business, this is called over-delivering. It’s giving your clients more than they signed up for, or going above and beyond on the work you’re doing for your boss.
But it also works in your own health and fitness!
It could be holding a plank for an extra few seconds, when your mind is telling you it’s too hard and you want to stop. Or it’s jogging that extra 50 steps to the next mailbox without quitting.
Or, even following through on your commitment to yourself to eat more veggies by doubling up on your dinnertime servings of broccoli.
Habit #4 .
Nothing will happen unless something HAPPENS … and for that to occur, you have to take ACTION. You have to DO SOMETHING.
It’s true that taking those first couple of steps can seem daunting, but it’s also exciting!
You’ll never run that 5K if you never take a step. You’ll never write that book if you don’t start writing … or you’ll never lose the weight unless you take action to make it happen!
Believe in yourself … set a goal … go the extra mile … and TAKE ACTION. See how these are all building on each other?
Which leads to the fifth habit of highly successful people …
Be grateful for the process, and take time to thank the people who help you along the way.
You have a choice in how you feel about the journey to achieve your goals. You can feel negative and resent it, or you can feel positive and grateful for the opportunity to create a change.
Bonus, if you show appreciation and have gratitude, people will be more apt to help you along the way.
So, there you have it:
⦁ Believe in yourself
⦁ Set a goal with a deadline
⦁ Go the extra mile
⦁ Take action
⦁ Show appreciation
Which one is YOUR favorite?
What are YOU working toward now? What goals are you setting? Let me know! I would love to hear from you!
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