Updated: Sep 20
Big goals require commitment and focus whether they fall into your professional or personal life like reconnecting your relationships starting with the one you have with yourself. You don’t have time for the things that people with mediocre results spend their time on. There are habits you have to be willing to give up. Fortunately, if you’re truly committed, these habits can be tamed.
However, they can be great distractions if your commitment is lacking. Setting goals that excite you is tremendously helpful.
Be prepared to give up a few bad habits if you want to accomplish big goals (especially if you want to finish the year strong):
Worrying about things you can’t control. Ask yourself what you’re accomplishing by worrying about things outside of your control. You’ll find that worrying never solved anything. You are putting yourself in flight mode which impairs your decision making. You may well have inherited that habit from your parents. ( I can certainly help with that too.)
Worrying about the opinions of others. People think about you less than you imagine. When you’re trying to accomplish something challenging, you just don’t have time to worry about what others think or say about you.
Wasting time in general. Big goals require time, and you simply don’t have time to waste on trivial things. Keep a record of how you spend your time for one day. You might not be spending your time the way you think you are!
Surfing the internet. This is a hug timewaster. The time seems to fly by while you’re watching a parakeet play the organ.
TV. Many highly productive people don’t even own a TV. I’m one of them.
Playing on your smartphone. Spend one day without looking at your smartphone unless someone calls you. Notice how much time everyone around you spends looking at their phone.
Interacting with the noise of the world. This goes back to worrying about things you can’t control and wasting time. You can argue about the U.S. president all you like, but you’re not going to change anyone’s mind, and no one is going to change yours. Keep the majority of your attention on the things that matter in your life, like your relationships and feeling good.
Doing the easy thing. The easy thing is rarely the effective thing. When you’re hunting a big goal, doing the effective thing is critical.
Worrying about failure. You’re guaranteed to fail in the short-term, so don’t worry about it. Just learn, adjust your approach, and continue forward.
The opinions of those you wouldn’t switch places with. For example, if you want to be worth a million dollars, it would be wise to listen to the ideas of other millionaires. That probably doesn’t include your uncle Jim, your best friend from high school, or your neighbor, Billy Bob.
Trying to be liked by everyone. It’s never going to happen. Again, avoid worrying about things you can’t control. You could be the most perfect pianist in the world, but there are some people that hate the piano. That’s life.
Procrastination. There’s no time to wait. Putting things off suggests that there’s another issue lurking beneath the surface. Identify and rectify it. I can help you with that too.
Allowing your emotions to guide you when logic should prevail. We tend to make choices that serve to decrease our discomfort. Also, we often make decisions in the heat of the moment. Use your knowledge and experience to make choices that support you and your goals, instead. Make decisions based to where you want to be not from where you are now.
Repeating mistakes. Repeating mistakes is a waste of time. It’s like trying to open a locked door over and over again with the wrong key.
Seeking pleasure versus seeking progress. Seeking pleasure doesn’t lead to a good place in the long term. Pleasure-seeking tends to make you overweight, lazy, and lost. Don’t get me wrong, we all need pleasure especially the perfectionist of this world. Finding the pleasure while doing your tasks is a key to feeling good.
Bonus : Release blockages that have been holding you back This may just be your ONE thing that will shift your end of year to new results. Yes, resisting change is a habit. I can definitely help you with that one to.
Achieving big goals isn’t just about what you do. It’s also about what you’re willing to give up. There will be things you simply don’t have time for if you want to reach higher levels of success.
Look at the ways the average person squanders their time and avoid those things. Look at how you tend to waste your time and avoid those things, too. You don’t have time for unsupportive behaviors when you’re aiming high or when you want to finish the year strong.
The last quarter of the year is about to start, let’s put our best foot forward. I am ready to serve you in any habit you want to break. Book online your f-r-e-e clarity call today by clicking on the red link in my byline.
About the author: Linda Sauvé, founder of Emotions360, wellness and success teacher (certified practitioner in NLP and advanced certified practitioner in Faster EFT-Eutaptics, certified teacher of Ontario and RITMA member), uses powerful techniques and approaches to impact positively the lives of her clients. She is delighted to offer you a F-R-E-E 30 minute Deep Dive Clarity call to get the results you want. Click this link: https://www.emotions360.ca/book-online to reserve your free call now.