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"I Can't" -- NOT an option

5 Ways To Focus on Goal Setting

Life is nothing but an obstacle course, it's all about getting through that obstacle course to your desired goal that most people seem to have a problem with. It's only normal to encounter obstacles in the pursuit of your goal. It's kind of a test to see if you're worthy.

However, when these obstacles start to become a nuisance to the point of almost putting a stop to your goal(s); or worse, making one completely abandon ones goal, one must take action and think things through.

So, with that said, here are some helpful, tested pointers that will keep your attention focused in achieving any goal that you put your mind to.

1. Think Positive

This means: Do not quit. Especially when you’re midway in working for a goal, there should be no room for quitting. You got this. Push through the obstacle.

To quit is tantamount to going back to the starting line of goal accomplishment. That is time, energy, money, and a whole lot of things wasted and lost. It is more costly to quit than to find a solution to the problem, not to mention the frustration one feels. (So, suck it up buttercup. You don't have time for failure, only success.)

2. Keep a clear, open and tense-free mind

Always be ready to receive new ideas. Your first way of doing something might not be the best way, think outside the box. Focus and concentrate. Think in a wide scale manner and always be open to new options to eliminate the particular obstacle you are currently dealing with. There will always be obstacles, your job is to learn how to maneuver and/or use them for your benefit. (Find a way)

3. Persist and Persevere

Be sure to exhaust every possibility, even to the point of trial and error, just to be sure that there is a solution to correct the problem you're dealing with. Keep going, don't stress if it is not perfect. (work with the 80/20 rule. If its 80% right keep moving forward. Don't sweat the small stuff, its a waste of time.)

4. Simulate

Try to picture inside your head a possible solution to help overcome and/or solve the obstacle that's setting you back. Focus on the end result. Visualize your finished goal, hold on to that. (This is what athletes do before events)

5. Ask for Help

If all fails, talk it out. Get assistance from others you know who are more knowledgeable on the work being done. Their suggestions might not necessarily be the exact ones you were hoping to hear, but they may trigger some NEW ideas in finding the right solution to your problem.

On a side note.... Creating the goal is the easy part. Sticking with it is hard.

When you have a goal and keep your eye on the prize! It’s feels fantastic when you develop a new habit and learn along the way. Think of a goal of something to look forward to each day to work on. You got this. Go make those dreams come true. You are worth it.

Live Happy, Healthy, and SparkLIFE,

Carley Larsen


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