It's Time to Check Your Vision
Have you been having trouble achieving a specific goal? Are you allowing other less important things to get in the way of accomplishing what you really want? Then, it’s time to do a VISION check. Just as it is important to get our eyes checked regularly to assure that we will be able to see clearly, it is equally as important to do a VISION check to be certain that our goals are on track. It can also help you determine if your goals are still relevant and meaningful to you, or if it's time to re-evaluate and adjust them to better align with your current circumstances or priorities.
When it comes to achieving our goals, having a clear and vivid picture of what the completed goal will look, feel, and sound like is crucial. Without this mental image, it can be easy to get distracted by day-to-day events and lose sight of our end goal.
Creating a vivid mental picture of what we want to achieve involves adding plenty of sensory details and paying attention to the emotions we will experience when we have achieved our goal. This step requires time and thought, and many people tend to skip it or make a half-hearted attempt at it. However, it's essential to invest the effort and take the time to develop a clear, vivid picture in our minds if we want to achieve our goals successfully.
Having a clear picture of what we want to achieve helps us stay motivated and focused on the end goal. It enables us to imagine the sense of accomplishment we will feel when we have achieved our objective, which in turn helps us overcome any obstacles that come our way.
For example, if someone wants to start their own business, they need to visualize what their business will look like once it's up and running. They can imagine the look and feel of their workspace, the sounds of people interacting, and the sense of pride they will feel once their business is successful. This vivid picture in their mind helps them stay motivated and focused on their goal, even when faced with setbacks or challenges.
When it comes to setting goals, it's essential to make sure that we are genuinely inspired by them. If we're not excited or motivated by our goal, it can be challenging to find the energy and persistence required to achieve it.
To ensure that we're genuinely inspired by our goal, we need to ask ourselves some important questions. Does thinking about our goal make us smile? Does it bring us joy and a sense of fulfillment? If the answer is no, it's time to go back to our vivid picture and make some changes until we're excited about it.
Goals require effort and often require us to step out of our comfort zones and do things that may be challenging for us. If the goal isn't something we genuinely want in the first place, then it's unlikely that we'll be able to summon the energy and motivation required to achieve it. Therefore, it's crucial to ensure that our goals align with our values, passions, and desires.
When setting goals, we shouldn't limit ourselves by what we think we can accomplish. Instead, we should decide what we genuinely want and aspire towards that. Many people have achieved enormous success in their lives because they had big goals and were inspired enough by their dreams to find a way to make them a reality.
Belief is a powerful tool that can significantly impact our ability to achieve our goals. If we don't believe we can accomplish something, it's unlikely that we will. On the other hand, sustained belief in our abilities can help us persevere through challenges and setbacks.
Sometimes, believing in our ability to achieve a goal requires extraordinary courage, especially when we face obstacles or encounter problems along the way. It's easy to get discouraged when things don't go as planned, and we may be tempted to give up. However, this is precisely when we need to have sustained belief the most. We need to remind ourselves why we set this goal in the first place, what inspired us, and how much we want it.
Sustained belief means maintaining a positive attitude and a clear vision of our goal, even in the face of adversity. It's about trusting our abilities, and knowing that we have what it takes to overcome challenges and achieve success. When we have sustained belief, we can weather the storms that come our way and emerge stronger and more resilient than before.
Believing in ourselves and our abilities can be challenging, particularly if we've experienced failures or setbacks in the past. However, it's essential to remember that failure is not final, and setbacks are not indicative of our abilities. We can learn from our mistakes and use them as stepping stones toward success.
Do you identify with your goal now even though you have not yet achieved it? We must begin to identify with the person we want to become. Once or twice each day, play the picture of your completed goal in your mind.
Live your goal in your imagination and experience all of the wonderful emotions that go with it. As you continue to do this, you will find that your thoughts and behaviors become more aligned with the person you will be when you achieve your goal.
Observation is a critical component of achieving our goals. When we set out to achieve a goal, we often create an action plan to guide us toward success. However, not all actions in our plan will work, and it's essential to observe and evaluate our progress continually.
One way to be observant is to take note of which actions are taking us closer to our goal and which are moving us further away. After taking a specific action, we need to observe the results. If we achieve the desired outcome, we should continue with the action. However, if we don't get the results we expected, we should modify our approach and try again.
Being observant means paying attention to the details and nuances of our progress. It means being aware of the things that work well for us and the things that don't. This can help us fine-tune our action plan, making it more effective in achieving our goals.
Never Give Up Attitude
Have you adopted a never give up attitude? Have you made a decision that you will not quit no matter how long it takes to achieve your goal? If you don’t have this attitude you might find that obstacles overwhelm you. They might be too difficult to overcome and there is a strong likelihood that you will quit before achieving what you want. However, when you adopt a never give up attitude, there is a power and conviction within you that will carry you through until you reach success.
When you first set your goal, it's natural to have a vague or fuzzy vision of what you want to achieve. But as you continue to work on your goal, you will gain more clarity and understanding of what you truly want.
If you find that your vision is still unclear or fuzzy, don't worry. It's not uncommon to need to make adjustments along the way. Perhaps you need to tweak your action plan or reassess your priorities. By being open and flexible to change, you can continue to refine your vision until it becomes crystal clear.