This Is Why Simply Setting Goals Will Make You Fail to Achieve Them
Author:NeuroGym Team |2017
You have ideas about where you want your life to go within the next several weeks, months, and years, right?
And you probably go through the ritual of setting goals at least once a year, too. So why does it feel like you're spinning your wheels . . . praying andhoping for more money but not getting any closer to reaching financial freedom?
Here's the deal: there's a big difference between setting financial goals and actually achieving them. It's super easy to set goals because goal setting is exciting! The process stokes the creative fire and gets the feel-good neurochemical, dopamine, flowing . . .
But to master the art and science of achieving your goals and dreams? That's not so easy. Lugging around goals for years on end is what the majority of people do, so if you can relate . . . you're definitely not alone.
But aren't you tired of carrying your goals around with you year after year?
To achieve a goal you set, you must raise your level of consciousness and implement a specific method to develop a solid plan with the right strategies, tactics, timeline, and all the tools and resources you need to succeed.
Here are a few things you can do to get you started on the road to goal achievement:
Build self-esteem by further developing your creative muscles.
To achieve the goals you set, you must not only build a solid plan of action, but you must also raise your level of consciousness and imagination. By this we mean, cultivate and develop the right mindset for success.
It's crucial to build self-esteem and unlock the creative center of your brain, which houses your imagination. ~CLICK TO TWEET~
You can develop your neuromuscular transmission for self-esteem—everything that makes up who you believe you are as a person—by exercising the creative center of your brain. It's just like the muscles in the rest of your body . . . if you lift weights every day but don't ride a bike, walk fast, or dance, for example, the strongest muscles are more than likely in your upper body.
Here's the tricky part. Your brain will do everything to maintain your self-worth. If you're earning $20,000, $40,000, or $60,000 a year, and you’ve earned that for the past four years . . . the entire network in your brain is geared toward keeping you within the range of your current comfort zone.
Whatever your comfort zone is determines what your neurological system will keep recreating over and over again.
During the 6th annual Brain-A-Thon this year, Dr. Shelly Carson shared how once we become focusedandset on what’s not going well in our lives, we fail to use our creativity and imagination to come up with things that we can do or not do to get out of a negative cycle.
Let’s say you’re stuck financially, for example. Let’s say you have a lot of debt. If you keep thinking about how you’re stuck and how bad things are, how much debt you have . . . how you can’t do things you love or buy things for yourself and others, every time you pay off a credit card, you'll continue to accumulate debt on another one.
This happens because most people fail to stop and ask the right questions like how can I earn more? What are some ways that if I put my focus and attention that I could earn more? Who could I ask? What could I read? What could I do? how can I get out of debt faster?
The main point here is to build the creative center of your brain to be proactive, motivated, and strong enough to outweigh and outperform the stress center of your brain. Make sense?
Find someone to hold you accountable for achieving your financial goals.
It's crucial to establish an accountability structure to hold you responsible for the achievement of your goals. Also seen as a way to track success, accountability canenhance motivationand inspire positive emotions, which strengthens your ability to achieve a goal.
One of the main reasons people don'tfind financial freedomis because they lack a system of accountability.
Makes sense. If nobody's holding you responsible for chipping away at a bunch of debt, you're less likely to get out. Same thing goes for health and weight-loss goals; if you don't have an eager accountability buddy waiting for you at the gym at 7 a.m. tomorrow, you'll be more likely to snooze through your morning workout.
Studies have shownthat when you share your goals and dreams with others and include them in your plan for success, you're much more likely to achieve them.
So whether you decide to work with a success coach, enlist a reliable friend, or reach out to a mentor, make sure you build an accountability structure to assure you cross the finish line.
Take a moment to review the habits of wealthy people you admire. These people take daily action for their vision, right? Now take a good look at your own practices. Do you have any success rituals that make you a productive, capable, resourceful human being?
Do you have any habits that hold you back and keep you from accomplishing your goals and dreams? Write down the new habits you want to aquire.
Bottom line: If you want to achieve a goal, change your behavior.
It's a lot of work, but you have to become aware of your triggers and patterns, shift your paradigm, and learn how to consciously and subconsciously reprogram your brain for success.
Lucky for us, the latest research in neuroscience has unraveled the mystery of how to train our brains for goal achievement. We now know we have the ability to program our brains to forge ahead on the path to success!
And John Assaraf has created a proven method to help you along the way . . . so we put together a new coaching program that teaches you how to master financial goal achievement by tapping into your brain's full potential.
If you choose to participate, John will help you:
reverse engineer your plan to double your income;
create the action steps you need to get there; and
implement the strategy fast.
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NeuroGym Team: NeuroGym’s Team of experts consists of neuroscientists, researchers, and staff who are enthusiasts in their fields. The team is committed to making a difference in the lives of others by sharing the latest scientific findings to help you change your life by understanding and using the mindset, skill set and action set to change your brain.