Do you know what stops us more than anything in life? Your mentality. Yes, your mindset is everything to do with who you are and what you can achieve. If you don't believe me think of your personal self talk. Are you constantly cutting yourself down? Do you have a tendency to stop something before you even start it because you "think" you might fail? We all go through this and I know how much mindset comes into play when you are trying to accomplish something. In order to fix some of your mental confusion, I want to help you eliminate that negative self talk and receive mental clarity.
Clear the way of distraction. When you have goals, distractions that get in the way can set you off balance if you don't have the right game plan to attack it. If you have 100% focus on what you are doing, chances are that you will be able to accomplish that goal faster. One of the biggest things I see is focus in work, training, nutrition, etc. You need to get the right mindset in place before beginning anything. My example would be work, A lot of work I do from home, In order to get my work done I need to remain focused and in control of my surroundings. Phone off, music off, quiet house and a list of what I need to get done.
Next mistake is a goal or a lack of one. Do you know what you want? If I asked you your goals can you tell me them in specific? Without a clearly defined goal, you are just shooting in the dark hoping that it might match what you want to happen. Be specific in what you do. If you have a work deadline, focus on getting it done one day sooner. If you have a weight loss goal, know the amount of weight you want to lose and how you are going to get there. Whatever you choose, make sure you define the why and how.
What is your method? Do you know how you are going to achieve it? What are the steps to get to your goal? Many times we might know what we want but have no clue how to get there. Make a list or a chain of events that need to happen for your goal to be accomplished. Without knowing the steps to get there, your goal is just a nice statement that might look good in a frame and that’s about it.Detail your plan of action, and then simply follow that plan and adjust as you go.
Are you confident about your goal? Do you understand what you need to do to get there > Pick a plan, any plan, and stick with it, believe in it, and gut through it. Believe, no matter what, that your plan is your best option for now. Yes, you can adjust along the way, but put everything you have into that current plan and press on. Any plan half-heartedly executed is guaranteed to fail.
Plan, prepare and execute !