Dee’s Quick Tip of the Week

Posted: April 25, 2013 in Life, Motivation, Quick Tips, Success
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Hey Guys,

It’s mid-week already… I hope everyone’s having a great week so far and loving life wherever you’re reading from. Only two days left until the weekend and the sun is starting to shine…let the good times roll 🙂

Anyway, I’m back again with another quick tip of the week. For today’s tip I will be discussing:

Breaking down your goals

It seems that one of the biggest reasons why people never achieve their goals is because they focus on the end result too much… they can only see the bigger picture. What do I mean by this?

Firstly, let’s view our goals as if it was a jigsaw puzzle. When completing a jigsaw, you do so by putting the pieces together one step at a time right…piece by piece, step by step. Metaphorically speaking, this is exactly how we need to view our goals.

Imagine if each day leading up to a goal was like putting a piece of a puzzle together…You know for one that you’d have to take your time and rushing wouldn’t even be an option… I mean seriously, could you imagine trying to rush through a jig saw puzzle, I’m talking the ones with a good few hundred pieces.

And two, imagine looking at all the pieces of the jig saw scattered in the box… it can seem quite over whelming that you’re faced with putting the whole lot together…But by breaking it down and taking your time, you can see that there is light at the end of the tunnel.

SMART goals

Let’s now apply this theory to a real life scenario.

Say for example you set yourself a goal over a 12 week period to loose 12% body fat…without breaking it all down into bite-size chunks it really can seem undo-able at times, trust me I’ve been there…in your mind it’s easy to think “Arghh man, I’m only 2 weeks in and I have another 10 weeks to go, I don’t think I’m gonna last this long” … Keep thinking like that and you might just be right.

But when broken down into weeks, then into days, it makes the goal much more bearable and you are much more likely to succeed.

A good technique I use for breaking down my goals is to firstly write them down (and I recommend you do the same.)

This way you know exactly what you are trying to achieve! Also, I find that by writing them down, when I wake up at 5.30 am in the morning to go to the gym and start questioning “why I’m even up at such times” all I have to do is look at what I have written down as a reminder.

Having them stuck up on the wall in my bedroom staring back at me works a constant reminder and allows me never to forget what I set out for.

Another thing, when setting your goals, try be specific as much as you can as this will help you come up with weekly targets to meet AKA way points.

If your goal is to loose fat, you can aim to loose 1-2 lbs a week. This may not sound like a lot but over a 12 week period it equates to a lost of 12-24 lbs!

Your goal could be anything you want to achieve…Revision for example or even reading a book. If you was aiming to complete a book within 30 days and the book had 24 chapters, you could aim to read a chapter a night and before you know it you’d be head deep into another book.

So remember:

  1. Come up with a goal
  2. Write it down
  3. Break it down
  4. Stick it on your wall
  5. Go after it with 100%, anything below that and you don’t want it bad enough

 

Much Love People

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