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5 “more” ways to achieving your set goals

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iStock_000017646689XSmallSetting goals can be tiring for some especially with a past record of unachieved goals while for others, it may seem rather easy. A goal is simply what you want to achieve within a given time frame; within some hours, days, weeks, months or even within a year. It can be short term which implies that the results will be gotten within a short period of time or long term with a longer period of time to get desired result. Goal setting requires a conscious effort on our part and usually starts by first visualizing the desired results in our minds by seeing ourselves being or having what we desire. For example;

Take a few seconds to visualize how much you would like to have as savings at the end of this year,

or that desired weight you would like to get to, or maybe the level you want to rise to in your career

or that car or house you so desire to have…

Now you see, this makes you want to get there! Of course you can if only you move further to the other steps of breaking down the big picture you see to smaller and more specific goals, then write down each goal making sure it is measurable, attainable, relevant/realistic and time bound.

Here are 5  “more” ways to achieve your desired results

You can make a conscious decision to be:

  1. More positive: believing in yourself is necessary to be able to achieve anything. If you are negative towards yourself, how can something positive come out of you? Even if you have failed at a lot of things, there are still positive sides you can focus on. Improve on yourself by being more positive this year and it starts with “I CAN” in this sense, your goals should also be framed in positive terms. Make use of affirmative statements like; “I can achieve this in 3 months”, “I can become more positive” and “I can be more productive in my career”
  2. More open: openbeing more open to experience will help you become more imaginative, creative and sensitive to others with new ideas and innovations. No man is an island, therefore we are interdependent on one another. Achieving your goals will definitely require meeting with people that have achieved similar objectives, going to places and maybe even helping others achieve their own goals.
  3. More organized: organizedthe more dis-organized you are, the more difficult it will be to get your desired results. Being more organized involves putting things in order and putting yourself in order too. Having good time management skills is necessary to becoming more organized. Also, having a daily to-do list which should include short breaks will go a long way to achieving your set goals with every passing day.
  4. More self-rewarding: self-rewarding 1we all like to be rewarded for doing something that is expected of us, however rewarding ourselves is necessary as it helps build self-esteem and more self-confidence. Having set the goals you want to achieve, it is very important you reward yourself once a goal or task is accomplished by simply giving yourself a thumbs-up, praising yourself, taking a short break or even giving yourself a treat!
  5. More mindful: mindfulness is being fully aware of the present moment, fully accepting it without judgment. It involves paying attention to your thoughts, feelings and emotions HERE and NOW. It also involves deep breathing and calming techniques. Being more mindful will help filter away distractions and interruptions to enable you focus and achieve calmness. It is a powerful tool in goal setting from start to finish and in every step of the way towards getting your desired results.mindfulness

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Author: mhcbiofeedback

Dr. Morayo Jimoh, a Chartered Educational Psychologist, is also a neurofeedback therapist in private practice. She obtained a Doctoral degree in the field of Psychology of Education from University of South Africa (UNISA). She is a member of the following associations: 1. Association for Applied psychophysiology and Biofeedback (AAPB); 2. International Society for Neurofeedback and Research (ISNR); and 3. American Psychological Association (APA). 4. British Psychological Society 5. Psychological Society of South Africa Her field of interest is neuropsychological learning disabilities in children. Dr. Morayo Jimoh is a lecturer in Child Development in the Department of Early Childhood Education and Development under Distance learning at University of South Africa.

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