Believe to achieve!
Do you congratulate yourself daily for all the things you achieve? I would imagine the answer to that is no. But why not? Do you not deserve recognition for achieving a goal, or do you think that it’s only worth it if it’s something big? Don’t let this be the case. Set yourself daily goals and celebrate the fact that you have accomplished what you set out to do, it’s a fantastic way of boosting your self esteem and a great way of learning to congratulate yourself. Not having a belief in yourself and your own abilities is what holds most people back from achieving their goals. We can be very quick to play down our accomplishments so that we don’t appear to be over confident or cocky. I am here to tell you to celebrate the little wins.
Small children are congratulated for clapping their hands, walking, talking; every milestone is celebrated. When we write our own names for the first time, there’s a fanfare! When does that stop, and why? Why don’t we continue to celebrate our little achievements? We know that positive reinforcement is an excellent learning tool, so surely that should continue into adulthood?
Back to daily congratulations, start by writing your list, that’s one thing achieved already – well done! Include some things that are easy and a few that are a bit more challenging. These can get harder as you go on, but start small and work your way up.
What sort of things should you put on your list of daily goals? Here are a few suggestions, but you can tailor them to suit your own lifestyle.
- Get up from your desk at least once an hour
- Drink at least 2 litres of water
- Eat at least three fruits or vegetables
- Read a chapter of a book
- Spend at least an hour away from social media
I can help you set these goals, coach you in how to achieve them and then teach you how to congratulate yourself on a job well done. Contact me to arrange a confidential discussion. It’s never too late to start setting goals and more importantly, achieve them.
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