Are You Trying To Achieve Someone Else’s Goal?
Many people make the mistake of setting a goal just because it sounds good, or because everyone else is doing it, or because it’s what they think they ‘should’ be doing. This is why people lose motivation later on; because they’re not identifying with their goal on a personal level. As a result, they’re left unfilled and dissatisfied. They then end up back to square one, trying to motivate themselves again. The thing is, if you pick the ‘right’ goal – you’ll barely need to motivate yourself to achieve it in the first place.
People make completely random goals like: “I want to go to the gym because jenny looks happy and she goes 4 days a week”, or “I want to be an accountant because that’s what my dad does and he loves it”, or “I want to eat healthily because that’s what everyone at work is doing”. STOP FOCUSING ON EVERYONE ELSE’S GOALS AND START FOCUSING ON YOU! Goals need to represent your deep desires. You first need to pin-point your ultimate life goal and then set, small progressive steps, to lead you in the direction of your ultimate life goal. Once you’re able to connect and identify with your goals, you then need to formulate a strategy of how you’re going to tackle them. If you don’t evoke an emotional response when you think of your goals – then it’s likely somebody else goal!
Start by getting a piece of paper and asking yourself:
- What is really important to you?
- What would you enjoy doing the most?
- What would you do if you had 6 months to live?
- What would you do if money wasn’t an object?
- What would give you the greatest feeling of self-esteem and satisfaction?
- The most important of all – what would you do if you knew for certain you would not fail?
We know we are asking you to explore your deep desires, this doesn’t mean however, that you should sell your house, move to Cambodia, throw away your shoes and ride elephants for the rest of your life…Well actually, that is possible! We want you to be ambitious – but for a minute, let us bring you back to reality. We want to help you actually achieve the goals you set yourself. We won’t sell you ‘the dream’ and tell you that “you could be driving a Lamborghini in 6 months”. Here at Hunger Start, we focus on everyday people that want to make positive improvements in their life and not that 0.1% of people that are just lucky – let’s be honest.
Today, we challenge you to start exploring your desires. You don’t connect with these thoughts on a day-to-day basis; our brains are tuned to keep us safe and comfortable. Once you start to really explore what it is that makes you tick, you will be amazed at what you start to uncover. Hunger Start