5 Rules A Manchester Life Coach Uses To Achieve Goals
As a Manchester life coach I work with clients helping them to achieve their goals. I also have plenty of goals that I want to achieve and many clients ask me the secret of my success?
I use 5 rules to achieving my goals and these same 5 rules can be applied to your goal setting strategy
Rule 1. Getting Committed
Commitment is a powerful motivator. Once committed to a goal you are more likely to see the goal through, rather then quitting, as most people do, once they enter the problem stage of the goal achievement process
There are 3 ways to gain committed and using all 3 commitment processes will help you achieve your next goal
- Create an action plan with timed milestones, as giving yourself a deadline is highly motivational
- Start with small and easy to complete task. By doing “something” creates commitment and boost motivation, and as you easily complete several task you will see yourself moving forward
- Tell others about your timed goals. It is easy to let ourselves down but we find it hard to tell others that we have given up. You know, once you have informed someone about a new goal, that in a few weeks, this person will ask where you are up to
Rule 2. Getting On With It
Rarely do failed goal setters “get on with it.” The reason for this source of procrastination is due to a lack of self belief.
You need to believe in yourself, you need to believe that you can achieve this goal and you need to believe that the outcome out-ways the work involved to reach your objective.
- Look back at similar achievements as this will build on your belief that you can achieve this new goal. And a strong belief in yourself will boost motivation and confidence
- Make a plan and take action straight away (start by completing all the small task) Starting a task creates consistency with yourself and your goal
- Focus on how you will feel once you achieve your goal. The pleasure associated to the achievement of the goal is highly motivational
Rule 3. Getting Expert Advice
A big goal blocker is the thought of entering the unknown. The unknown is what creates a task into a goal; we complete task everyday as they are familiar, goals are something we want to complete, but they have an element of unknown to them.
Gather intelligence and expert advice. Research on Google, ask people who are an authority and read books. Know what information and resources you require to achieve your goal and go out and get them.
Often people are afraid to ask, they feel embarrassed when showing vulnerability to others and everyone wants to come across as confident and academic. But PRIDE can kill your goal.
Ask, ask, ask – this is a the secret to success.
Rule 4. Getting Plenty of Pain
Pain is a key motivator. Pain will help you achieve your goal and pain will help you to get into bed with Mr procrastination.
You need to use pain to motivate you. When setting a goal, it is often the pain associated to the task required to achieve your goal, that stops you from taking a step forward.
When dieting it is often the pain associated to exercising and eating healthily that makes you give up.
Instead turn pain on its head. Think about the pain associated to not achieving your goal. Think about how giving up will negatively effect your life. Think about the consequences of failing.
The dieter is more motivated to exercise and to eat healthier when they think about themselves being overweight, having a hart attack and being embarrassed when their clothes no longer fit them.
Rule 5. Getting It Wrong
People have to much pride to ask for help and people associate pain to making mistakes. When setting goals, when challenging yourself, when wanting to be your best at a task, you will get it wrong.
In actual fact if you want to become an expert, an authority, or if you want to push yourself to your limits you will get it wrong. If you don’t get it wrong you’re not pushing yourself enough.
Getting wrong and making mistakes is part of the learning curve. You learn so much from mistakes and often errors can empower you, show you new ways for getting results and mistakes can be used as a learning tool.
When I work towards new goals I know I will at some point make a mistake and I always ask myself “what can I learn from this?” and “how will this experience help me achieve my goal?”
Chris Delaney NLP Life Coach, Hypnotherapist and Career Advisor is available for booking for One to One Private Sessions, Group Training Sessions and Public Speaking Events
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