How To Trick Yourself To Finally Get Started Working On Your Goals And Stay On Track Until The Goal Is Accomplished.
I’ve heard this hundreds of times.
“Dream Big Dreams!”
“Make Your Goal As Big As You Can Imagine!”
So, okay… I’ve written down my BIG, almost out-of-reach goal. After all, I don’t want to underestimate myself. I know I can do this but…
But often after a full day at work I’m just so exhausted…
…to start working on my big goal. I don’t have enough energy for BIG goals. So I make a dinner, watch TV, do the homework and think “I’ll do it tomorrow.”
But tomorrow never comes.
Every evening I’m too tired to work on my goal. Day after day I’m feeling more and guiltier. As weeks pass by I’m getting more depressed….
Have you ever been in this situation?
If yes, there’s a small trick that will help you to get started no matter how big your goal is.
! Every night write down a small task for the next day. Make it as tiny as you can. Something that would take 10-15 minutes.
Let’s say your goal is to lose weight and you decided to work out every day for 30 minutes.
You could write down your assignment:
“Do one exercise for lower abs 10 times.”
Yes, just one exercise, just 10 times. It would take you about 3 minutes.
The secret is that the most difficult thing is to get started. Once you got started you 95% most likely to finish the whole 30 minutes work out!
Even if you just do one exercise for 10 times, it is better that nothing. You wouldn’t feel guilty and depressed – you’ve fulfilled your assignment! And if you do more you’ll feel even better!
The trick is to give yourself a really small task:
To make a phone call, or to read one page of a textbook.
And once you get started you will actually find out that you won’t mind doing more than you planned!
Remember, set big goals, but make your tasks small.