The perspective from which I want to discuss this topic today has to do with cultivating a mindset that
actually allows you to reach your goals. It’s easy to get fed up with your current situation – whether it be weight, a job, finances, a relationship, or otherwise – and say to yourself “I’m done! Things are about to change!” But then they don’t.
Because that moment of inspiration from frustration is fleeting.
A month, a year, and 5 years go by and things are still the same…
…unless you create a new mindset that will allow you to follow through all the way to success.
Here are 5 steps you can take to do just that:
1. Identify your past mistakes. Chances are that this thing you want to change…well, it’s not the
first time you’ve thought of tackling it. So go back and take note of why you weren’t successful
in the past.
2. Create small goals to achieve along the way. If you’v got a pretty big goal, it can feel like you’re
standing at the base of Mount Everest. Overwhelm will not be helpful in getting to your
destination, so setting smaller goals to work toward that ultimately add up to the big goal is
important for maintaining your motivation.
3. Stay flexible in your pursuit. Plans don’t always work out like we want them to. Life throws us
challenges. Most people quit as soon as things get in their way. You cannot! Be ready to adapt
as you move forward.
4. Stay inspired. The initial burst of inspiration you get to take action won’t last forever, so you
have to find ways to keep the inspiration. Some suggestions can be creating a vision board,
having an accountability circle of others who keep you on track, or listening to/reading things
that inspire you every day.
5. Engage in a daily routine. Whether it’s journaling, reading, writing or saying affirmations,
visualization, or a combination of all of them, having a daily routine centered around personal
growth will absolutely keep you on track in pursuit of your goals.
This is a formula, not a pick-and-choose, so it’s important that you do all of the above!