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Monday, August 29, 2011

Yearning: Goals

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Goals. We all have goals. As children, we have all said to ourselves, " This is what I want, and I'm going to get it." Even if sometimes it meant doing the ridiculous or trying for the impossible, we still had those goals. I'm going to share with you all some tips I've found that help us achieve anything. 






1. Fast forward in time a few years: Visualize process, NOT outcome
-Visualizing the process of achieving our dream will help keep us in line and aware of the needed steps.



2. Forget the goal. What's the point?
-No, not literally forget the goal. Goals should be made to guide us in the general direction of what we want our lives to be like; they are in service for our overall points and aims. When goals get too specific, its easy to get stuck. When they are too short term, they encourage short-term thinking.

3. Start Committing 
-The main reason we don't achieve our goals is because of the lack of commitment. A power psychological technique to increase the commitment is called:metal contrasting . Follow the link for more information

4. Sidestep procrastinationWhen goals are difficult and we wonder whether it's really worth it, procrastination can creep up on us. Under these circumstances the key is to forget about the goal and bury yourself in the details. Keep your head down and use self-imposed deadlines.
5.Reject robotic behaviorOften our behaviour is robotic. We do things not because we've really thought about it, but because it's a habit or we're unconsciously copying other people . This type of behaviour can be an enemy of goal striving. Ask yourself whether what you are doing is really getting you closer to your goal.


So what are your goals? How are you going to change them after reading this? Do you usually have long-term or short-term goals? What do your goals generally revolve around?



41 comments:

  1. My current goal is figure out what the hell I'm going to do after I graduate.

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  2. most of my goals revolve around becoming famous, converting the masses to Discordianism, staging epic orgies, and getting Ron Paul elected president.
    Eventually I'll set some big goals, once those are finished. I'm considering bringing down the Mormon church. They have it coming.

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  3. My current goal is to learn about as much Japanese as I possible can. I've learned so much in the past month or so.

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  4. I've got serious problems with number 1. :S

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  5. thanks for dropping by. Usually I have short term goals. A typical lady issue. very fickle minded. but as for now, my goal is to really finish my degree and will think of another goal later. hahaha

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  6. great way to help me start a plan to shape up my otherwise, kind of crappy routine....thanks.

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  7. I'm usually not keen on this sort of stuff, but this is some good, solid advice, mate; following! :)

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  8. My goal is to become a musician. I'd need to find the right people for that, though, people I like and who are talented, unfortunately I don't have influence on that

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  9. I usually have short term goals and never seem to stick to them.. I have a long term goal now, which is to knuckle down and do well at uni. Not just the educational side but the social aspect of uni. I gotta enjoy.

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  10. My goal is simply to escape the rat race and enjoy a peaceful life and I'm trying to get enough money to be financially secure. Thanks very much for this inspirational post. I will follow you to read more insightful thoughts of yours.

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  11. i only have very short term goals in this period of my life because everything goes quite well with work and personal stuff. trying not to jinx it with overreaching :D

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  12. To achieve happiness personally and pro-wise. Love the robotic thought.

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  13. I find better having a bunch of short term goals, like steps for a bigger and long term goal. It works for me at least.

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  14. Love this blog post! A really interesting read! Followed!

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  15. good advice, i need to think more about these things.

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  16. The hardest thing about goals I think, is to come up with them. I don't know what I want to do. I'm just living day by day for now. Hopefully I think of something soon.

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  17. Great post. We should all strive to reach goals or whats the point of living. thanks for the reminder and tips!

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  18. steps 4 & 5 are things I have to work on

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  19. Thanks for the motivational. Good to see you back to regular posting.

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  20. I like this advice. Thanks for viewing my blog, please come and follow me :))

    +following

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  21. Interesting point of view to achieve a goal!

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  22. Well, my main goal now is midterm. I want to keep updating my blog with new drawings, every single day. At least until the end of the year.

    I just want to improve in my art, I guess! I want to make an habit out of it.

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  23. Its so much easier to focus on the outcome, but not nearly as effective

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  24. this is like stuff from the secret, and more or less should work.

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  25. Motivating post man! Def a lot of good points in here which should help others achieve what they want!! Motivation is a huge factor in the fitness world!

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  26. Yes, I'm doing this! Come here, future, I'ma tear you up!

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  27. Short-term goals for me: Learning to play the guitar, getting accepted for MSc some time soon. My goals revolve around my interests of course.

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  28. Goals are a great way to stay on track.

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  29. Procrastination is my biggest problem, it's ony when I try and keep fit that I succeed in my goals.

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  30. I had goals once, or it not goals, goals to have goals. Now i'm kinda just floating along wherever the river that is my life flows.

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  31. Procrastination is my alter ego D;

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  32. its good to have goals. the goals i have are llllooonnnggg term. i have reached 2 of them, but the one o want most of all is to own my own place. i moved out of my parents house, but i still live in an apartment with a roommate. i would be much happier on my own. that's what im shooting for.

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