5 Ways to Psych Yourself Up and Achieve Your Goals

5 Ways To Psych Yourself Up And Achieve Your Goals

It is easy to get excited over a new idea after attending an event, while at work or after your daily workout routine. We all have those moments when we see something or hear a motivational message. We’ll then tell ourselves we’re going to start a business, slim up and get fit or travel the world. However, a few days or weeks later, the flame of excitement over that new idea burns out and it no longer becomes a goal. We either put unrealistic expectations on ourselves or we let others discourage us from turning that idea into a reality.

While it’s important to be realistic about your goals, don’t let the excitement over your new idea get quenched. Psych yourself up to start your goals so that you can maximize your potential and productivity. Begin the journey towards achieving your dream goal.

Make a Plan And Stick With It

The moment a new idea comes to mind, write it down. Create a step-by-step plan that details what life will look and feel like once you have accomplished your goal. Define the steps you must take to achieve it.

Let your dreams inspire you to perform at your absolute best, whatever it is that you are doing. Be realistic about your goals. Perhaps your goal is to become an internationally acclaimed fitness trainer. Or maybe your goal is to become a photographer for National Geographic magazine. These goals seem lofty and impossible to achieve, but they don’t have to be. With the right attitude, mindset and timing, you can accomplish those things.

Big dreams don’t come true overnight. It takes hard work, perseverance, consistency, patience, and the right connections to achieve your goals. Be prepared to work long hours without seeing immediate results and experience setbacks. Don’t let failure compel you to give up on your goal. Learn from those negative experiences and keep moving forward.

Review your action plan, make revisions if needed and keep an eye on your vision.

 

Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

It is important that we step out of our comfort zone and face our fears. Only then will we truly realize our full potential and fulfill our dreams.

Once you have created your action plan, it’s time to break the routine, get out and expand your horizons and your connections.

If you are a gourmet cook and you’re single, book a table at a wedding fair to promote your new catering business. Or if your primary goal is to lose weight and tone up before summer and you love running, join a marathon event. Don’t let weddings remind you of what you don’t have. Don’t let leaner people make you feel insecure about your own body. Those thoughts will only hold you back. Rather, be open-minded. You never know whom you will meet and how those people will inspire you to start your goals.

Surround Yourself With Positivity

We live in an all or nothing society that perpetually tells us we’re not good enough if we don’t have a high-paying job by the time we’re thirty. Many of us are told we’re not pretty if we don’t look and dress a certain way. Some of us achieve it all by our mid-thirties. That’s fantastic, but most of us have yet to meet expectations.

Family and good friends often have opinions of how you should live your life. However, what they and the rest of society think is really the best for you is not always the case. You have a unique purpose in this world and your life journey will be different from others’. So what if your best friend has a better paying job than you? That doesn’t make you any less of a person than him/her. Your life purpose, whatever it may be, is just as important. This world would be an incredibly boring place if we all looked alike and accomplished the same goals at the same time.

It’s hard to maintain a positive outlook in life when other people tell you that your goals are too grand or that you can’t achieve them. The good news is that by ignoring the naysayers, you can prove them wrong. Surround yourself with people who will lift you up, encourage you and motivate you. Immerse yourself in books written by motivational authors. Good friends and books filled with positive and uplifting messages will invigorate you and psych you up to start your goals.

If you’re told you’re not experienced enough or qualified enough to start your dream career, find a way to gain the experience and qualifications you need for that line of work. Where there is a will, there is a way!

Eat Clean, Healthy Foods And Exercise Regularly

Regardless of what goals we want to achieve, exercise combined with a diet of clean, healthy food is important to our overall wellbeing. Two meals a day that include lean proteins, dairy, fruits, and vegetables will give your brain the power it needs to think clearly. Exercise – even for just ten minutes per day – combined with a healthy diet will energize your body and reduce your level of stress.

Just Do It!

The best way to psych yourself up for your goals is to talk less and just do it! Create your plan of action, embrace new adventures, block out the negativity, eat healthier and exercise more. Start your goals today because tomorrow may never come.