Be Enthusiastic Part 2

Be Enthusiastic Part 2

Be committed: 90 Days goal setting

Being committed to achieving your goal is essential to generating a sense of enthusiasm. Whether you want to give the best speech as you accept your Academy Award or achieve financial freedom for yourself and your family, you should be completely committed to what you’re trying to accomplish.

One way to cement your personal commitment is to outline a step-by-step plan for reaching your goals. You can do this with any task, no matter how great or small. At the beginning of a notebook, note your starting point: where you are now. Leave yourself some space, and then jot down where you want to be and how long you plan on taking to get there. Then go back and break down the process of getting from point A to point B in detailed steps. This not only helps you to visualize reaching your goal, it also allows you to cross steps off as you complete them. Your enthusiasm will be sustained as you move further toward your goal.

While you’re writing things down, consider creating a contract with yourself to reach your objective. You can even ask a friend or family member to act as a witness, which will further solidify your intentions to follow through. Your contract can be a simple document stating your promise to yourself, or a detailed map of the things you will do to help yourself reach your aims, with deadline dates for additional motivation and bursts of enthusiasm. Keep your contract posted visibly to remind yourself of your intentions. Every time you see it, you will find yourself eager to achieve your goal and fulfill your contract.

Numerous studies have shown that one is more likely to complete his tasks when he has a written goal with designated deadline. So, by writing down your goals, planning out your process and assigning yourself a deadline for completion, you are on your way to success!

Reward Yourself

Ask any business owner and you’ll find out that rewards are one of the most powerful motivators. People are more willing to work toward a goal when they know they will get something out of it at the end. Since your boss probably won’t reward you for losing weight or remodeling your bathroom, you can plan to give yourself a reward when you meet a given goal.

When selecting self-rewards, be sure to match them to your goals. This will not only ensure you don’t get tired of the same reward, but will also help you when you’re planning the strategies you’ll use to accomplish your goals. For example, if you’d like to spend less time watching television and more time outside or with your family, you can reward yourself with a trip to the theater to see a great movie. If you’re planning to quit smoking, part of your strategy could be to set aside some of the money you’ll save by not buying cigarettes and get yourself a new outfit, or something you’ve had your eye on for a while but haven’t been able to afford.

Some goals come with intrinsic rewards already built in, yours for the claiming when you reach your objective. For example, if you’re going to start your own business, you already know you’ll be rewarded by working for yourself, possibly even by working out of your home. Whether you’re working for an intrinsic reward or providing yourself with an incentive, treating yourself is a great way to generate enthusiasm.

Surrender

That’s right. Sometimes, you should just give up.

This may not be the type of advice you’d expect to find from a person dedicated to helping you learn how to succeed in achieving personal excellence. However, there is a specific time when you should surrender- when you hate doing what you’re doing.

Too many people end up settling for the life they think they ought to have, the life others have told them to expect, or the life they believe they’re stuck with. You must realize that there is room on this planet for everyone. If you’re feeling trapped in a job you despise or a living space you can’t stand, you need to make a change. Do it right now… not down the road, not when you have time, or as soon as you get whatever it is you’ve been waiting for.

Do it now! That elusive “someday” is always going to be in the future, which will likely turn into never. Now is the only time you have.

If you’re like most people, you have responsibilities that must be taken care of. However, there is always something you can do right now to cast out your net and catch “someday,” and start pulling it toward you. Do you hate your job, but lack the experience to get a different one? Start taking night classes or sign up for an online course. There are hundreds of accredited universities offering distance-learning classes over the Internet. There are also lots of online and off-line business opportunities to learn about.

Waiting fuels the fires of apathy. Doing something about your situation, no matter how small or insignificant it may seem, can start a chain reaction of enthusiasm that will energize you to reach your goals. You deserve to get what you want out of life while you still have the time and energy to enjoy it. Don’t put it off until another day!

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