Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Three Tips for Achieving your Goals Now by Yvette Gavin

Upwards of 92% of all new year’s resolutions are broken by the end of January, accordingly to research. Why is that? Why aren’t people doing what they say they want to do for themselves? I believe people fail to achieve their goals because they make the mistakes of trying to change behaviors before they change their mind. It is impossible to maintain a steady, consistent behavioral change without first renewing/changing the mind.

This concept is best expressed through Jesus’ parable: you cannot put new wine into old wineskins. The same is true with dreams and goals. You can’t get new results with an old mindset. To start your path of renewed thinking, here’re three tips to get you going:

1. To Thou Self be True. To be true to yourself is to be aware of your own nuisances. For instance, what motivates your best friend may not motivate you. Align your method of motivation with your personality type by developing a daily growth system that is simple and supports your strengths. If you haven’t used a personality profile to study your personality, try the free online 18 Personalities, or for a more detailed and engaged analysis, contact Yvette Gavin Consulting. We’re helping clients gain clarity by using the DiSC and Color Wheel personality profiles.

2. Learn to Value the Process. You've heard it before, Rome wasn’t built in a day. Sustainable change takes time. It is difficult to remain engaged in anything if you do not value and appreciate the process. To do so, make a list of everything you’re going to enjoy about achieving your goal. Don’t settle with one or two things on this list. Dig deep and come up with 10 things you’re going to enjoy about achieving this goal. Anything you find as a motivator will help with developing better disciplines.
3. Be Intentional. Stop waiting for things to be perfect before you start on your goals. Set your mind on change by adding time on your calendar to do one thing each day related to your goal. For instance, if your goal is to lose weight and your challenge is that you can’t find the time to work out, then schedule time on your calendar to get up an hour earlier to exercise. Personally, when I’m working on a new goal, I immerse myself into books on the topic and the process of learning more about my goal helps to shifts my mind in the direction of winning.

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