Motivation and Goal Setting
I believe that to overcome motivational barriers you must first have a positive attitude. It may be easy to plan and start the action, but can we stay with the plan. For example, you can say that you want to start a diet and lose some weight before the summer. The truth is that if you don’t go through a series of steps before taking the action, you will fail. There is a quotation in the chapter by Larry Winget that said “Life is not made up of the haves and the haves-nots. Life is made up of the wills and the will-nots. This may mean that, when you start a program you cannot change the pattern of the program. Will we finish what we started? Sometimes we have to motivate ourselves and this type of motivation comes from within. And one of the things that drive this type of motivation is your belief system. This belief system has now become the fuel that will move you toward your goal. We must have a goal. And there are some that will tell you that a goal is something that must be reached. But to be more realistic, a goal must be set. When we set our goal we should be smart about it. That goal needs to be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and tangible. We must develop a plan to see this goal come to pass and when it does we can choose to reward our self for achieving the goal. Behavior changes will become an obstacle and it will make things difficult. But if we develop a clear and positive attitude about the change, the goal that we set will be easy and achievable.
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