Choices on your journey to achieve your goals

… a recipe for success!

Following the topics of “Is your start smart?” and “Setting and planning great goals” in the last two blogs, I want to share ideas to help you make great choices to ensure those goals reach completion and success.
We all know that even setting and planning great goals does not ensure they are followed through to a glowing finish. Apparently only 10% of New Year Resolutions are achieved. Along the journey to implement your plan many hurdles can prevent your reaching the end, but along this journey you make many choices which determine success or failure. Hurdles are almost inevitable; the bigger the goal the more hurdles there are, and the bigger they are.
By understanding how our own brains work, we can make better choices to ensure success. Not only do we need a good plan and determination to implement the goal, we must make the right choices en route.

Part one: Choosing to take control

  • Learn the process of reaching your goal – not just having a strong plan, but one that fits your own psychology, style, strengths and weaknesses. For example, if you are at your best in the mornings, don’t try the tricky stuff when you are exhausted in the late afternoon.
  • Reaching the goal is a journey, so enjoy it. If you feel or see it as a burden or onerous task – how can you be motivated? So do you see the journey as a bore or an adventure? Your choice!
  • Every setback is a learning opportunity. The chance (or choice) to try again can be seen as a gift. If you see a setback as being within your control, that is a positive choice.
  • What can you do differently? Setbacks  are also potentially interesting twists on an interesting journey.
  • Persistence and sheer determination is a choice.
  • Control can be gained by having people support you. Obviously an experienced coach can be a perfect partner on the journey to success. This type of partner can give you feedback to ease the next stages, help you maintain focus, and offer new ideas.

Continued below.
Remember …  “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re right!”

I would love to hear your thoughts – just drop me a line
gerard@life-coach-associates.com

Part Two – Use your frustration

Use your frustration to ask how you can do it differently. Consider this: frustration can be a sign of caring about your goals.

You do not have to sit alone with your frustration; share your goals with a partner (or your coach). We all know how just sharing a problem (or frustration) can immediately halve that problem; and the partner can give you fresh ideas or insights. Ask yourself who could be your perfect partner for this particular goal.

Beating yourself up is a choice which will only diminish your focus and energy. How can you find a solution whilst you are beating yourself up?

Choose to use your frustrations positively!

Part Three – use simple psychology

Understanding our own brains can reveal new insights and ideas to allow us to grow. How much time do you give to considering your own thinking processes? The better we understand ourselves, the better choices we can make to improve.
What reading, exercises or games do you use to challenge and grow your brain do you do?
Great athletes train their bodies in order to succeed; surely your brain deserves the same effort!
I challenge you to find a great book or article to enhance your brain’s effectiveness – your choice of course!May the force be with you! Enjoy your journey to success now.

To discuss how to get affordable professional support in setting and achieving your goals just contact me:
gerard@life-coach-associates.com

If you would like to discuss how coaching can help you, a friend, staff or team – simply call me on:
01227 278 618

To find out about my range of services: www.life-coach-associates.com

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