Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Hit Your Goals - 3 Keys to Staying Focused

It seems like the moment that you begin working to hit your goal you get bombarded with unforeseen problems and challenging circumstances which threaten to knock you off track. You don't have to be swayed by these distractions. You can stay focused on your goal by using these 3 keys:

Write.

Write your goals down. Write your goal out several times a day. When I was in elementary school my teacher would punish me for chewing gum in class. She would make me write on the black board 50 to 100 times, "I will not chew gum while I am in class." Eventually the point was driven home to me. After awhile I began to stop and think before I entered her classroom. If I had gum in my mouth I would throw it away before I went into her class. We can do the same thing with our goals. Write them down 50 to 100 times a day to increase your focus on them. This helps to sharpen your focus on hitting your goals by impressing the goal into your thoughts through repetition.

Fight.

Discipline yourself to continue to do the necessary work. That is your way of fighting for what you want. You will have to fight against distraction. There are two types of distractions. They are either self imposed or beyond your control. While pursuing you goal you have to eliminate the self imposed distractions altogether. Cease all pleasure seeking activities and stop attending unnecessary social events. These types of activities eat up big chunks of your time that could be put to more productive use. Uncontrollable distractions are a part of everyday life. Decide in advance to fight through them and you will be able to maintain your focus. See negative situations and circumstances as temporary events. They will pass soon. Don't let them stop you. You have make a commitment stay focused on your goal while you consistently do the work that is required. Keep taking action in spite of the problems which arise that are beyond your control.

Excite.

Get excited and stay excited. Get excited about what you are doing and where you are going. You are in the process of hitting your goal. And your ability to stay fired up about that thought is enough to keep your focus where it should be-On your goal. Throughout the day let the thought of accomplishing your goal excite you. Let your reasons for wanting it motivate you. When you maintain a strong expectation of getting what you want it causes you to focus on doing what it takes to hit your goals.

By Anthony D Carter

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From Anthony D. Carter - a leading expert on goal setting.

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