Are you someone who sets a New Year’s Resolution every December with the best intentions but by mid-January, you’ve already given up? I have to admit there have been times in my life when this has been the case. The stress of setting and achieving goals can sometimes derail even the simplest of resolutions. Goal setting does not have to be a stressful event. It’s an important life skill that can help you get where you want to go and, when done with intention, can be the vehicle that propels you to the top of your game.
Goal setting is important in any facet of your life. Whether you have professional or personal goals, achieving something gives us all a sense of satisfaction and accomplishment. Working on goals can help you learn focus, creativity, and successful strategies. It can also help you understand what things to avoid. But for many of us, goal setting can be stressful, filled with anxiety and doubt about the outcomes.
To learn to set effective goals, check out the following tips:
Stress, even positive stress, can affect our brains and how we think and perceive the world around us. It causes anxiety and hampers our ability to get things done. Taking the steps above, let’s walk through how they can help you reach your 2023 goals.
Specific goals eliminate any questions about what actions you need to take to complete your set goal. There is no anxiety about what’s next because you’ve already outlined that in your plans. Tracking progress and staying on top of specific steps will help you continue to move forward, even if you’re moving in baby steps.
Knowing how to accomplish a goal takes the guesswork out of the situation. Setting a time frame for complete goal accomplishment and each step involved, keeps you on track and removes stress about how long it will take you to reach your goal. Time frames can keep you motivated and on task.
Having a contingency plan in place will help you avoid the stress that getting derailed for a day or two can cause, allowing you to focus on your overall vision—not on the event that caused you to go off track. Moving on and moving forward are vital ways to avoid stress when things don’t go as planned. Having a plan in place for getting back on track keeps delays from being too lengthy.
Seeing yourself as a success goes a long way toward making your goals a reality. BrainTap is here to help you along the way, so be sure to check out one of our 2000+ audio sessions today. If you haven’t already got a BrainTap account, visit www.braintap.info to try us free for 15 days!
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