We know that all the power we have comes from our minds, and from several talks by psychologists and specialists we have made a summary for you of what can help you achieve your goals in 2021!
1. Create your purpose list and prepare everything you need to get started.
I want to meditate every day →. Choose now the way you will do it, if you will need assistance to do it from a platform like YOUTUBE or if you will be guided by a guided meditation program from specialists.
As you can see, in this example, we show you that there is A LOT OF INFORMATION about any topic you want to make a new habit, if you already have clear the method, then it will be more difficult to make excuses.
If you really want to meditate or do yoga every day, buy your yoga mat, meditation zafu and all the items for your convenience.
2. Create a system to accomplish them: break down big objectives into small goals that you can achieve more easily.
I want to lose the pounds I am overweight →. Spend an hour a day walking, visiting a nutritionist, checking your hormonal cycle, among others.
It is important to know that big goals are thousands of small daily goals.
3. Talk to others about your goals: this will commit you to following them. It can also help you get help or support to achieve them if you need it. You can also look for a mentor, someone who has already done so, to guide you and assess your progress.
4. Set goals that are under your control: our goal must depend on ourselves and not on others.
I will reach 1,000 subscribers on my blog →. I will write regularly on the blog.
5. State your goals in positive terms.
I want to stop feeling anxiety because I can’t control it → I want to improve my emotional health to feel better every day.
6. Specify your purpose: an ambiguous purpose will give us ambiguous results. If our goal is as generic as “go to the gym more” or “eat less junk food” we won’t be clear about whether we are achieving it or not. An external observer must be able to verify without a doubt whether we have achieved our goal or not.
I will walk more → I will write at least 30 minutes a day.
7. Create a realistic and proportionate goal: our goal has to be challenging but achievable.
8. Choose a goal that is motivating for you: our goal must be something that we are passionate about or that we find useful in our lives. It’s not about setting a thousand goals, but setting goals that will mean a change in my life that I want to make. Ask yourself: why do I want this goal, what am I going to achieve with it?
9. Create the environment to achieve the goal you have set for yourself: what resources do I need to achieve my goal? For any objective we need external resources (time, money, energy…) and most importantly, internal resources (those internal states that we will have to empower to achieve those objectives).
For example, if I want to practice yoga every week, I will have to reserve a space to practice every week. If I want to improve if I want to improve postures to relax my body, or be more flexible I must be aware that the most important thing is discipline.
10. Focus on the process and how it benefits you, rather than on the goal.
For example, do not say “I want to practice yoga to be flexible and strong”, it is better to be aware that practicing yoga continuously generates satisfaction to your body and mind while you dedicate quality time.
11. Don’t give up: failure and failure are part of the process. It is your way of overcoming them that will define the end result.
“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried”
12. Whatever your goal is, start as soon as possible! The sooner the better!