Perhaps the most difficult part of any goal is sticking with it for the long haul. Let’s face it, we have all experienced times when we have felt like giving up on something before, after all we are only human at the end of the day.
But to actually give up on a challenge that means a lot to you just because it has got difficult is one of saddest wastes of time and energy. We must avoid feelings of apathy and discontent with our goals if we want to be successful in them.
Of course, this is easier said than done for, at the end of the day, human beings are very fickle creatures. If we do not get our own way, it can be very easy for us to suddenly change our minds. The problem with this is that the person who expects instant success will very rarely be satisfied because the most satisfying things in life tend to take graft and hardwork, catch 22!
It is for this reason so many lottery winners become dissatisfied with their ‘success’ in having their fortune handed to them. I hope you fit into the category of person who appreciates the value of hard work in goal attainment. If you are not, it may be time to challenge your existing values for the sake of your mental health.
Fortunately, there are various things you can do to keep yourself motivated and stay the course of your goal. It is particularly important to remain motivated if your goal is a long term one that will take several months or even years to achieve. Professional life-coaches have come up with various technique, strategies that will push you in to maintaining the course and resisting giving up. We call these: goal safeguards.
Your first goal safeguard is to stock up with empowering questions. Personal development takes you back to having a similar mindset of a child that questions everything around and never stops being interested in things. As an adult you may have given up on looking at the world in gooey eyed wonder because you have become more ‘mature’.
People get by in the world as adults without stopping to question much about what is going on around them. Personal development is all about recapturing that sense of inhibition you had as a child, making everything fresh and exciting. Through life coaching, you will recapture that sense of curiosity you had as a child so that you can get to the heart of the matter. The way you do this is by constantly asking questions about your experiences and ideas.
The reason why we lose motivation is something is because we no longer value it as something worth fighting for. When it comes to goal attainment, the principle cause of failure is because the individual gives up on themselves rather than the goal in itself. With that in mind, think about whether the goal you have selected is in harmony with your own personal attitudes, values and beliefs. Resist the temptation to select a goal that seems the right thing to do but doesn’t feel the right thing to do.
One of the best ways of getting to know your feelings, thoughts and values is through building up your self-awareness, the principle of understanding yourself and how you interact with the world. The greater your level of self awareness, the greater you understand your motivations, which helps push you on to greater success. Through self-awareness you can begin to change aspects of your values and beliefs that will affect you behaviour and motivations, You will become better organised at setting realistic goals for yourself and achieve inner peace and harmony with who you are. Self awareness will help you realise what exactly gets you up and out of bed in the mornings!
During coaching you spend your time thinking about what is working well in a calm and rational way. What you don’t do is throw your toys out of the pram in a temper tantrum just because something is not gong right in the first instance To stay motivated, do more of what you do well and enjoy, and you will soon discover that many other things soon fall into place. You will be encouraged to succeed, and will adopt the necessary behaviours that will help you to do it.
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