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Having Self Confidence To Go After Your Goals

Apr 11, 2024

The definition of self confidence is trusting your ability and judgement in life.  There are fears, worries, and doubts that challenge your self confidence.  Perhaps you’ve failed before and you don’t want to look silly.  You don’t want to experience this again so you hold yourself back from going after your goals and dreams in life.  You remain in your comfort zone of what you already know to be safe.  It’s time you find your own self confidence so that you can step outside your comfort zone, take a few risks, and move boldly in the direction of your goals.

 

Fear of Failure

The fear of failure is also the fear of judgement by worrying what other people will think of you because you’ve failed.  Deep down you worry that it will only confirm what you already think to be true about yourself.  Perhaps you believe you’re a failure, unworthy, not smart enough, a disaster, or incapable of achieving success. ...

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Building Resilience To Achieve Your Goals

Apr 04, 2024

The definition of resilience is being able to move through and grow from difficult times.  You’re going to experience a lot of difficult times when you’re working to achieve your goals.  There will be obstacles, setbacks, and missteps that make you fall down and challenge your resolve to achieve your goal.  But, this is where having resilience comes in.  Having resilience is what’s going to help you continue taking action through those difficult times.

 

Figure It Out

The path to achieve your goal will not always go as you had hoped or planned.  You won’t always have the answer or know the perfect right next step to achieve your goal.  However, when you have resilience, you know you’ll be able to figure things out as you go.  That’s why you must continuing building resilience so that you strengthen your inner belief that you’ll be able to figure out how to achieve your goals in life.

 

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Fall Down To Rise Up And Achieve Your Goals

Mar 28, 2024

Life is full of ups and downs.  There are steep mountains to climb and deep, low valleys to traverse.  The journey can be long and arduous but it’s worth it if it means you’ll achieve your goals.  However, if you’re avoiding risks and taking the easy route, you won’t get you to where you want to be in life.  You’re going to have to fall down, rise back up, and keep trying if you want to achieve your goals.

 

Your Thoughts

Going on this journey is not easy.  Especially when the overwhelming thoughts of self doubt, fear, and worry quickly creep in to bombard you.  You question if you should leap and go after your goals or not.  You ponder staying the course or change directions.  You wonder if you dare to take action or play it safe by remaining in your comfort zone.  You get lost in the abyss of these thoughts and you begin making excuses as to why you’re not taking action towards your goals. ...

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Becoming Unafraid Of Making Mistakes

Mar 21, 2024

Being unafraid of making mistakes takes a lot of courage.  It’s realizing you’re not always going to get everything right.  It means owning it when you mess up and acknowledging you can make adjustments that lead you in the direction of achieving your goals.  If you continue to hide behind the fear of making mistakes, you’ll never be able to fully go after your goals and dreams in life.  You’ll just remain stuck in you comfort zone of what you already know and what feels safe.  Learn to become unafraid of making mistakes so that you can take action towards achieving your goals.

 

Failure

The fear of making a mistake is so much more than a misstep.  You might actually look at it as though you’ve failed.  You’ve embarrassed yourself and ultimately confirmed your worst fears about yourself.  Perhaps you believe this confirmation that you’re a failure, incapable, and incompetent of achieving your...

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Fear Of Not Knowing The Answer

Mar 14, 2024

When you don’t have all the answers to make a decision, the future outcome becomes very uncertain.  You worry about making the wrong decision and this causes you to avoid taking any action at all.  The fear of not knowing the answer can leave you paralyzed in your current comfort zone.  However, if you want to achieve big goals and dreams in your life, you’re going to have to learn to be okay with not having all the answers.

 

School

Recall being back in school when you were called upon to answer a question in front of the class and you weren’t sure if you knew the answer.  Que the anxiety sweat and massive fear building up inside of you.  If you provided the wrong answer you’d have to live with that embarrassment for what seems like forever.  If you got it right you’d look smart and be a hero.  However, this judgement from yourself and others does not determine your true worthiness or your ability to achieve...

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Giving Yourself Permission To Fail

Mar 07, 2024

A lot of times, you hold yourself back from going after your goals and dreams in life.  Maybe it’s fear, worry, or simply self doubt that stops you in your tracks.  Whatever it may be, it’s preventing you from living life to your full potential.  You need to give yourself permission to fail.  That’s the only way you’ll grow and fully experience life.  It’s not about all the things you got right.  It’s about the journey and the experience along the way.  Achieving your goal requires a lot of failure before you finally reach success.  It’s time to learn how to embrace failure and give yourself permission to fail in life.  Success is ultimately achieved through failure.

 

Trying New Things

Your mind is like a trap.  Its job is to keep you safe within your comfort zone of what’s familiar.  Anything outside of that is scary and unknown.  Yet, that’s where life truly...

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Fear Of Choosing The Wrong Direction

Feb 29, 2024

Choosing the wrong direction to achieve your goal can cause you to struggle and slow down your progress towards your goal.  However, no one has all the answers or knows the perfect path to take that will have the least resistance to quickly achieve your goal.  You’re going to have to do the best you can with the information you currently have.  No one has a crystal ball to predict the future so you can pick a direction that minimizes mistakes and errors.  You just have to wing it, choose a direction, and go!

 

Get Into Action

You might want to take time to research and plan out the perfect path to achieve your goal.  But, even the most calculated decisions don’t always go as planned.  There is no amount of research and planning that can add up to the knowledge and experience you gain by actually taking action.  Consider learning how to ride a bike.  Reading books, watching videos, and learning tutorials cannot compare to...

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When You Feel Like Giving Up On Your Goal

Feb 22, 2024

There are times when you feel down, out, and don’t want to work towards your goal.  You’d rather stay in bed, curled up under the warm covers.  Getting up and working on your goal can be extremely tough and tiring.  It’s easier just to pull the blanket over your head and close your eyes to go back to sleep.  But, this doesn’t help you to achieve your goals.  You’re not doing anything but hiding and hoping that some how you’ll muster up the willpower to get yourself into motion.  Here is what to do when you don’t want to work on your goal and feel like giving up.

 

Giving Up

There are many reasons why you may not want to work on your goal.  But, it usually boils down to the fact that things got challenging so you stopped taking action and you’re just not where you’d like to be.  You feel like you should be further along and you begin to think that maybe you’re just not cut out...

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Eliminating Barriers To Achieve Your Goal

Feb 15, 2024

Getting started to achieve your goal is easy when you’re excited and enthusiastic.  The toughest part is keeping that momentum going.  It’s getting up and completing a task each day that moves the needle.  You can quickly find excuses to not work towards your goal.  There are so many other things that sound like more fun or are less daunting than the necessary tasks to achieve your goal.  You’re going to have to eliminate as many of these barriers as possible if you want to make progress and ultimately achieve your goal.

 

Create A Plan

Begin by eliminating the barrier of not knowing what you need to working on to achieve your goal.  Do some preplanning to set yourself up for success each day.  Choose outfits, meals, workouts, tasks, etc. ahead of time so you don’t waste time procrastinating by trying to figure out what you should be doing.  Have an action plan to work towards your goal.  Know what...

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Avoiding Distractions From Your Goals

Feb 08, 2024

There are many distractions that try and tempt you away from working on achieving your goals.  These are usually the easier, more mundane tasks that don’t move the needle.  In fact, these tasks most likely have nothing to do with helping you to achieve your goals.  Rather, these tasks take you further away.  Learn how you can begin avoiding distractions from your goals.

 

Challenges

Distractions are ultimately challenges that you must overcome if you want to achieve your goals.  Each challenge tests your resolve, determination, and perseverance.  It’s a way to see how badly you really want to achieve your goal.  It’s up to you to pass the test and avoid these distractions.  However, you can’t always avoid distractions.  An emergency or something important can pop up out of nowhere.  Your challenge is to decide if the distraction is necessary and crucial enough to take priority over your goal.

 

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