When you set goals, it’s vital to do it correctly.
One small mistake can greatly affect whether or not you achieve them.
There’s nothing more frustrating than setting goals and that you never accomplish.
It affects your self-esteem, confidence, and demotivates you.
Here are three mistakes to avoid when setting goals.
1) Writing Goals in Future Tense
You should NEVER write your goals in future tense.
Your subconscious mind does EXACTLY what you tell it to do.
For example, if you write:
“I will earn $5,000.00 monthly in the future.”
There are two keywords in that affirmation that will NEVER bring your goal into reality.
Can you guess which ones they are?
The words “will” and “future”.
By instructing your mind that your goal will come in the future, that is exactly what it’ll do…
Continue to postpone the achievement of your goal into the future.
Your mind thinks:
“OK, this is something I’ll need to work on later and this is just a notice that I’ll eventually begin bringing it into reality”
The correct way to write the affirmation would be:
“I now earn $5,000.00 every month.”
Writing it this way instructs your subconscious mind to bring it into reality NOW.
It’s something that’s part of your present, not your future.
Fill in the blank below with your goal.
I now ________________.
2) Using words other than “I”
The ONLY word you should use when writing your goals is “I”.
The word “I” confirms to your subconscious mind that the goal is about you.
Using words like “you”, or your name, isn’t specific and will confuse your subconscious mind.
“You earn $5,000.00 a month.”
“-Your name here- earns $5,000.00 a month.”
“I earn $5,0000.00 a month.”
Repeat each example out loud.
You will feel and understand why using the word “I” is much more effective.
It’s about you and you only.
…and most importantly, it works!
3) Not Affirming Goals Daily
You must write, visualize, and say your goals out load a MINIMUM of daily.
Let me say it again…
A MINIMUM OF DAILY.
If you want your mind to take this seriously, you have to convince it to take it seriously.
Writing your goals once and then putting them away in your drawer isn’t going to do anything for you.
You MUST write them 10 times, daily.
Writing works well because it connects your hand and mind.
Thinking about your goal as you write it is AMAZING at making it your reality.
Do it and you’ll see what I mean.
Next, you must say them out loud 10 times.
Immediately after writing them, or while driving to work, while in the shower; it doesn’t matter.
Just make sure you repeat them out loud!
Say it with feeling and force!
“I earn $5,000.00 a month!…”
“I earn $5000.00 a month!…”
Over and over until you reach 10.
This takes less than a minute to do, so no excuses!
Last, you must visualize your goal.
Close your eyes and imagine the goal as ALREADY achieved.
If you want improve your body, visualize yourself with the ideal body you want.
Do this for about one to two minutes in the morning and at night before going to sleep.
Avoiding these mistakes and following the steps I mention to do instead will quickly bring your goal into reality.
The question is if you have the will and discipline to do it daily.
Will you do it today, tomorrow, but then “forget” the following day?
Or will you take this serious and do what’s necessary to bring your goal into reality?
Remember, you have to take responsibility for your own life.
Write those goals down and achieve them!