Setting Goals or Getting Goals? Which One is More Important?
Easy question, right?
Setting goals is crucial to achieving what you want.
But you know that already. Don’t you?
You probably set goals before... if it’s to be more present in your relationships, to earn a better income, to improve your health and vitality, to pay off that mortgage that weighs you down, or any other dream you wanted to make a reality.
We all know how easy it is to set goals, and yet… when we’re honest with ourselves - we both know that achieving these goals is a whole different story.
You’ve probably done this a thousand times before (or more):
You set goals → get excited → life happens → you lose excitement → bye, bye goals.
This pattern can stop right here. Today!
This is what you're gonna get in this article:
If you find yourself struggling to reach the goals you’ve set for yourself, OR you can't seem to enjoy achieving a goal for more than 5 minutes, before you rush to set the next goal... then these 7 mindfulness tips are gonna turn your life around...
Seven Mindfulness Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals
1. Find Out What’s Truly Important for You
Take some time to really think about changes you’d like to make in your life.
You might think that to be happier you need to travel more or party more, but what you really need is a partner to share your life with. You might think that you need to earn more money to live a fulfilled life, but what you really need is to simplify your life and spend less.
When you know exactly what your heart needs to feel happy and content, then you’ll also find the courage to achieve your goals.
2. Enjoy the Ride
Most of us were conditioned to strive for the top.
However, success and happiness are not about reaching the top but about enjoying the journey. This is exactly what mindfulness brings into your daily life.
When you climb a mountain, it’s demotivating to only focus on reaching the top, hoping to find bliss and fulfilment on the peak.
Yes, give your 100% to get to the top, but make sure you have plenty of rest during the journey and look back regularly to see how far you’ve come.
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3. Find Your Presence
Throughout your journey it’s important you remain true to who you are, and stay calm and present, no matter how chaotic life gets.
Staying centered and present means staying connected to your truest self, your essence, in the moment. Your breath is one of the best tools you have to remain present and focused on the present moment.
- Breath in through your nose for a slow count of 5
- Pause for the count of 5
- Exhale out through your mouth on a slow count of 5
- Pause for the count of 5
- Repeat 5 times
4. Quiet Your Mind
The breathing exercise above will certainly help you begin the process of settling your mind; sitting in stillness will take this to the next level.
- Set a timer for 10 minutes and find a comfortable way to sit with your eyes closed
- Choose one word or feeling that you’d like to experience today (e.g. “love”, “joy”, “happiness”, “peace”, “success”...)
- Choose one word that you would like to release from your life today (e.g. “fear”, “doubt”, “negativity”, “anger”...)
- When you inhale, silently say to yourself the word you’d like to experience more today.
- When you exhale, silently say to yourself the word you’d like to release today.
Repeat this mindfulness practice for 10 minutes.
5. Connect with Your Heart
Place one hand on your heart as you focus your attention on your goals. Close your eyes and get curious for what will come up.
Allow your mind and heart to consider your goals - what pops up?
Do certain goals make you feel tense or anxious?
Do other goals fill you with joy or excitement?
If you feel strongly about certain goals (either positive or negative), stay with these goals for a moment and just notice what comes up without judgment. Try to understand the message your heart is sending you.
6. Visualize the End Result
Imagine for a moment that you have achieved these goals already.
Focus on those goals that came up when you connected with your heart - the ones that came with positive emotions.
One at a time, visualize for a moment, that you’ve already reached the goal, and achieved total success in this area of your life.
Notice all of the details that come along with this success, including your feelings, your motivations, your actions and your interactions with others.
Spend a few minutes with each of your goals.
7. Set Your Mind Right
Repeat positive affirmations for reaching goals twice a day - for a few minutes as you wake up in the morning and a few minutes before going to sleep.
This practice will get your subconscious to support you on your path to reaching your goals during the day, and… while you’re asleep.
In our experience, when you take a few minutes to repeat your affirmation before falling asleep, you will often wake up in the morning with ideas or solutions that would take you further on your path to reach your goals.
To Wrap It Up
As you practice mindfulness, you get new tools to empower you to gently and compassionately break through the vicious pattern of “set goals → get excited → life happens → lose excitement → bye, bye goals”.
And, as you set your goals from a space of mindfulness, these mindfulness practices will take you further and further towards your ideal life.
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