If you knew that you could achieve anything you wanted to, maybe get that job that you always thought was slightly out of your reach or find and build that wonderful new relationship which has remained somehow elusive, that would be amazing, wouldn’t it?
Keep the thought positive. Don’t get annoyed with yourself for not using the resources before. Focusing on a negative energy will probably prevent you from moving forward. Focus on what it is that you actually want, the outcome you desire.
All you need is motivation and goal setting. Goal setting and performance
Goal setting improves performance when:
- Goals are specific
- Goals are difficult
- Goals are Challenging
- Goals are Attainable
- Goals are participatively set
- Goals are most often for individuals, but may also be team/group based In order to stay motivated, observe the following:
Identify your Values, Beliefs and Desires
What is important to you motivates you. This simply means that if you assign a value to something important, you are more likely to do what action is required to reach the goal.
People’s goals and desires grow from their values and beliefs.
Draft a list of your values, beliefs and desires. Take time to think about the interrelations of the items.
The list should be a source of motivation and must help you achieve goals you have set. The quality and depth of your motivation are directly related to your commitment. You must be sure that you can live up to reach the goal you have set.
Taking this for granted could lead to frustration that could diminish your motivation.
Do a Self-Assessment
Do an informal assessment of your existing abilities. Have a reflection on what you know about yourself. Accuracy and honesty are essential at this point.
Underestimation or overestimation would result from the inaccurate assessment of one’s abilities.
If you already have an assessment of your strengths and weaknesses and you know what you value and desire, it is now possible to establish personal goals.
All goals should incorporate these common attributes:
Goal setting should be realistic. The goals set should be based on your existing abilities and circumstances.
Remember not to establish goals that would make the realistic, unrealistic.
Always anticipate obstacles along the way and learn how to move around them.
Have a time frame so you would know if you have reached your goal.
- Under Control
Remember to set your goals based on your own values and beliefs. Target goals where it is possible for you to control the outcome.
Role of Personal Circumstance
You should be in a position to be able to act on the goals you have set. Failure to consider your personal circumstances would impair your motivation and goal setting.
Changing circumstances always influence goals. If your circumstances change but your goals don’t adopt it could undermine your motivation.
People are often unwilling to adapt and adjust to the situation. It is hard for them to adjust their self-expectations. There are times when people can get frustrated and lose their motivation.
Motivation and goal setting can be maintained if you would take into account your personal circumstance.
Redefining goals is very important to remain motivated and stay on the path to success.
Personal circumstance, motivation and goal setting affect the outcome of success.
If you failed to reach any of these steps, your motivation will diminish, you would fail to work up to your abilities, and this would dampen your chances of success.