Setting goals is an important part of life. Not only does setting goals keep us on track through life, it also provides us with motivation and self-confidence, both of which are characteristics which are sure to drive you toward success.
Some people seem to be able to set and achieve goals, all the while barely even breaking a sweat. These people are known as goals getters. On the other hand, some people find it difficult to set goals and find it nearly impossible to accomplish their goals.
So what is it that separates these two different types of people?
The one thing that goal getters seem to have in common is their mindset. Unlike those who struggle with goals, goal getters are able to devise and follow through with goals, no matter how simple or difficult they may be.
They find motivation from within their selves and do not depend on others to keep them on track. This is caused by the fact that they have made a conscious decision to make something of themselves and they are well aware of the fact that they are the only one who can make it happen.
Your mindset is an important factor in basically all aspects of your life from your health to your success.
How can you obtain a goal getter mentality?
Well, in all honesty, this is not a mindset that is achieved overnight. A goal getter mentality takes a lot of practice and effort, however the payoff is worth the blood, sweat and tears.
Perhaps the first place to begin would be evaluating your current mindset. How do you see yourself? Do you picture yourself as someone who deserves the best from life or do you see yourself in a negative light? Do you feel as if you deserve success or do you feel as if you are doomed to failure? Do you take responsibility for your circumstances or do you try to pass the blame off on others?
All of these questions are highly important when it comes to determining what type of mindset you currently have.
Believe it or not, seeing yourself as a good person and having confidence in yourself are two things that are absolutely vital when it comes to being a goal getter.
Low confidence leads to doubt and doubt leads to failures….
Also, it is highly important that you feel as if you deserve a bright future. Those who believe they will accomplish things in life tend to find the whole process of setting goals much easier. This is likely due to the fact that those who feel as if they will be successful will stop at nothing to make sure that it happens.
One of the hardest things people have to do in order to obtain a goal getter mentality is learn to take responsibility for their circumstances, both the good and bad. It is our life and we are the one who has to live it and at the same time we are the only ones who make our decisions and actions and therefore are the only ones who create our circumstances.
Basically, if you want to think like a goal getter, you must understand that if you succeed at a goal, it was due to your own actions. Likewise, if you do not succeed at a goal, it is once again due to your own actions.
Here are some simple ideas that should help you begin to build a goal getter mentality…..
The first thing you should keep in mind is the fact that we will not always succeed at everything we do. While it would be nice for humans to never fail, we are after all humans and all of us make mistakes.
What separates the “goal getters” form the “goal notters” is a person’s ability to accept failure and learn from it. Many people choose to give up after not succeeding. Many of these same people are also still stuck in the same circumstances they have be trying to escape for years.
Also, when making goals, it is best to start small and work your way up to the bigger ones. You may want to consider creating several smaller goals for yourself as well as one big one each month. The smaller goals, once completed, will serve as a source of motivation and encouragment to keep you on track with the bigger goals.
Always keep in mind, you deserve credit for your achievements. Therefore, you should reward yourself in one way or another for every goal you complete, even if it is a small goal. This will keep you motivated, focused, happy and feel like there is a point to your struggles!
Believe it or not, you can become a goal getter! You can one day be that person that other people look at and wonder, “How did that person create such an abundant life?”