June 21, 2015

Mind Over Matter

5 Steps to Develop Willpower to CONQUER your goal!

1. Set a CLEAR goal.
Set your goal, make it reasonable but challenging, and write it down! Make it known that this is your goal. If your goal involved weight loss, for example, be clear and concise: “My goal is to lose 10 pounds by July 30th.” Boom, clear, concise, time sensitive. I won’t take credit for this, I heard it somewhere else but it stuck with me: Your goals should be SMART… specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely (S.M.A.R.T.)

2. PLAN ahead.
Once you have your goal, you really need to devise a plan of attack. How do you plan to reach this goal? Which tools will you use, which benchmarks for success will you set for yourself, how are you going to get there?

You need to be prepared for set backs. It’s going to happen. So plan for consistency, not perfection. Goal reaching is consistency over time. You need to be consistent, for a long period of time, to reach a big goal.

4. Go ALL IN.
This goal you set needs to be forefront in your life. It’s not on the backburner. It’s there, every day, consistently, and you are totally devoted to it. Yes, you’ll have set backs, but winners don’t quit. Be all in.

5. Have a support system.
Not only for support but for accountability. These people may not be people you even know. Reach out to others who have the same goals as you. If it's fitness, surround yourself with fit friends, people who are striving for the same thing. If it's business, surround yourself with people who empower you. Your support system is going to be the secret sauce!

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