The # 1 Key to Self Confidence, a Positive Personality and Winning at Goals
Many people start the year setting great goals, usually along the lines of improving their life, getting fitter or healthier and achieving financial success.
Whilst setting great goals is definitely a “Must Do” to ensure you’re continually reaching for the stars and improving the quality of your life, what many people miss is the 1 step that is integral to any success in the achievement of your goals.
“Unless you change how you are, you will always have what you’ve got.” Jim Rohn
When amazing goals are set, usually the next step is to decide what you’re going to do in order to achieve them. You may decide for example, to start waking half an hour each day to help you towards your goal of running 5K. What tends to happen is this will last a few weeks or even a couple of months, but eventually (in 92% of cases) the motivation starts to wane and you eventually give up. Then you’ll start criticising yourself for never finishing what you start and remind yourself of how lazy you are. Does this sound familiar at all to you?
Your mental atmosphere largely determines your ultimate success or failure in any of the goals you set, so unless you change the thoughts that are filling your mind, you’re likely to fit into the 92% of people who don’t succeed in reaching their goals.
Our thoughts seem to be naturally guided to what’s missing in our life, what is going wrong or what is worrying us and therefore that’s where the majority of our mental energy is focussed. When you’re concentrating on what is wrong with your life, there is no possible way you can draw to you the success that you’re seeking.
If you begin to fill your mind with positive thoughts and affirmations, you’ll begin to develop a more positive attitude and therefore you’ll be much more likely to fit into the 8% of people who do succeed in their goals. Unfortunately though, many people are so conditioned to speaking negatively to themselves it really takes a lot of determination and effort to change the habit.