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The Simple Secret To Achieving Gigantic Goals

Want to learn how to deceive yourself into achieving gigantic goals? I know I would. When I think of a gigantic goal, I can get overwhelmed by the size of it. Of everything that will go into making it a reality. I can struggle to get my mind to grasp it. But guess what? I’ve found a sneaky, easy way to deceive myself into accomplishing those gigantic goals. Ready? Simple. Break it into smaller goals which you can see yourself achieving.

Commit to Small Positive Actions

If you think about the word commitment, what comes up for you? Does it sound like a chore or a burden, overwhelming, or perhaps something that you have to do instead of something you want to do? Why not commit to small positive actions and watch your success rate climb?

When you commit yourself to small positive actions, guess what? You can use the simple secret to achieving gigantic goals by committing to smaller believable goals that stack up to the final gigantic goal. You gain all the benefits and reap all the rewards. But you don’t stress about trying to complete the impossible. Committing yourself to positive action means committing to your authentic self. Keep on committing to the next small positive action.

Although commitment may sound like a bad word, when it comes to committing yourself to positive actions, there are a few steps you can take to make it easier.

How Does It Work?

Here’s how I do it when I should exercise. The thought of exercising for an hour doesn’t sound appealing at all. Instead, I simply tell myself that if I only walk for 15 minutes, I can quit. No questions asked. Why does it work? Because the hard part to overcome is the getting started. Once I’m out there stopping after ten minutes isn’t an issue at all! Because I’m already in the exercise mode. The “hard”  work of starting is already done, and it’s relatively easy to simply keep moving. By going easy on myself at the beginning allows me to start with a promise of a short session, but to feel even better about myself for not taking the easy out that I was promised. I’ve never come back after the first fifteen minutes, so I know it works!

By nature, I am a procrastinator, so maybe that’s why it works better for me. I am also a perfectionist so I practically need the stars to align before I’m sure this is the perfect time to….(insert your goal here!)

The Journey of A Thousand Miles Begins With A Single Step.

If you are like me, you may have set grand goals and desires only to fall flat and feel as though you have failed. More often than not setting goals that are too big is one surefire way to flop.

How do I know? The school of “Hard Knocks.” My insanely gigantic goals this year failed miserably, but you know what I learned? I realized that I need to use my sneaky exercise trick in my goal-setting. Although my results for this year’s goals were not what I hoped, I can use this failure as a learning experience for next year. As long as I don’t give up completely, I haven’t failed. You haven’t either! Remember that! If you’re trying to reach your goals you’ll need it someday.

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Yard by Yard, Life Is Hard, Inch by Inch, Life’s a Cinch

When you have a desire, a dream, or a vision, it is important to set smaller goals, ones that are more manageable. When your goals are more manageable, they are quite simply easier to achieve.

For Example, losing fifty pounds can seem impossible and that it will take forever, but losing five pounds seems reasonable and possible to achieve in a couple of weeks! Then you simply rinse and repeat until you reach the big goal of 50 pounds lost. I am using this strategy and have lost over 18 pounds already! See what else is motivating me!

It is fine to shoot for incredible goals as long as you have broken them down into manageable steps. As each smaller goal is achieved, the feeling of confidence in you will soar and you will be able to achieve the next bigger goal. Each subsequent goal will build upon the previous one.

Not Smart Goals, but Smarter Goals

You have probably heard of SMART goals–Specific, Measurable, Actionable, Realistic, and Time-bound. Michael Hyatt,  author of Your Best Year Ever suggests using SMARTER goals which include all of the above plus they should be Exciting, and Relevant to your season of life. In fact, he’s developed a program that encompasses your entire life. Check it out on his website: Michaelhyatt.com

Small Steps Equal Big Goals

Deceive Yourself Into Achieving Gigantic Goals by Starting Smaller

Have an Accountability Partner

Once you have chosen and set smaller goals, find yourself a buddy, co-worker, or family member who will sign up to be your accountability partner. So, when you set those goals, you will now have someone to answer to so to speak.

In other words, make a promise and have someone check in on you to see if you are keeping that promise. It might be to sign up for a class or it might be to make a phone call. Whatever it is, have someone to answer to and you will see how this has a positive impact on your end goal.

Be Careful About Who You Choose to Share Your Goals With

Be selective in who you share your goals with. Find someone who enjoys goal setting, and understands the power of setting gigantic goals to motivate you. Often time close family members will be concerned about your disappointment for not reaching them, so they won’t want you to over-reach with your goals.

Instead find someone who wants to see you soar, and who’s willing to keep asking you how you’re progressing.

Reward Yourself

Whenever you reach a goal no matter how big or small, reward yourself. Whatever the goal was whether it was to find one new client or to lose five pounds when you reach your goal reward yourself. Choose rewards that support your ultimate goal. Don’t celebrate weight loss by ordering your favorite dessert, but with something like a new audiobook, or a new exercise outfit. You’ll thank me later!

Now Crush Those Goals!

If you start out small, have someone you are accountable for when you make a promise to yourself, and reward yourself whenever you reach a goal no matter how big or small, you will see how easy it is to commit yourself to positive actions.

If your accountability partner is working on a similar goal you will be more motivated to keep your goal to set a good example for them.

Finally, just keep stacking one small goal on another until you’ve reached gigantic goal status!

You can do this!

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