Have you ever set a goal and not achieved it? Most people have. According to a scientific study, 92% of New Year Goals are not achieved. Well, the fact is that many people try to put in effort to achieve their goals in the initial stages of setting it but simply quitted after a short while. Many people around you do this as well.
Why do so many people do this? One of the biggest reasons is a lack of commitment to their goal. Without commitment a goal will gradually shrink in importance, and the temptation to quit will seem much more attractive, especially when obstacles cause setbacks and delays.
On the other hand, if you make a serious commitment and then continually remind yourself of it, you will be much more likely to persevere and achieve the goal.
In this article we will look at three ways to show commitment to those goals of yours.
1) First and foremost, you have to make sure that every goal you set is of vital importance to you. This can be tricky because we so often fool ourselves into thinking we want one thing when we want something entirely different. Now do not go about setting goals simply because you want to please someone or maybe you are trying to become like someone in every little way. The truth is everyone, is different and so is our likes and desires that we want. Take some time with this part of the process, and be sure that you get to the heart of what you really want. Why do you want it? What will it do for you? What positive things will it bring to your life? How will it help you? How will it make you feel when it’s accomplished?
Write all of this down and keep it handy, so you can refer to it as often as necessary if you feel your commitment beginning to slip.
Also ask yourself if your goal is worth the effort and sacrifice that will be needed to achieve it. If you can honestly answer yes, you are on the way!
2) Think about what will happen if you don’t follow through. Would nothing much happen if you don’t achieve your goal? If not, then you need to raise the stakes! You have to make your goal the most important thing in the world, and if you don’t do it, you will deal with negative consequences. Even if you have to indulge in a bit of make believe in order to do this, do it. So the point here is to view the goal as something you can’t afford to lose and yes this calls for self-discipline on your part. For example, play up the fact that you will lose respect for yourself if you don’t follow it through or you might agree to give up something you love if you don’t make it happen.
3) Then, each and every day, renew your commitment. It’s easy to be committed your goal when it is new and your motivation is high, but you need to be able to stay committed no matter what! Each day when you awaken, read through the goal you wrote down on the first day, and stress again how vitally important it is to you. Also before you go to bed try to think about the goal you have set for yourself and how far you have come to achieving it. This would spur you up to keep pushing towards the goal. Promise yourself that you are going to do as much as you can to work on your goal that day, and every day until you achieve it.
You must remember that you alone have the master keys for achieving your desired goals. So don’t expect others to do the hard work of achieving your goals. As you can see from this article, being committed towards your goals calls for determination, motivation and passion. Inactivity and procrastination are usually nothing more than bad habits. Turning those habits into something more positive and productive is as simple as taking it a day at a time and working your hardest to change your life. The more committed and determined you are to making your goal happen, the more likely you will do just that.