I Stopped Setting Conventional Goals, And Ideas Start Pouring In
June has been a rough month. I have a love-hate-love relationship going on with Google. But no, I'm not going to talk about Google must have losing its mind.
Instead, I wanted to share about a goal setting and how I ditched conventional goal settings completely.
Let's see if you can relate to this.
Whenever I set a goal, like "I'm going to write 4 articles per week", there's a tiny voice behind my mind that whispers "You don't have the time to do so", "You'll be dead tired to do that", or simply "Stop kidding yourself".
It's just like you're making a resolution that you're shed dozens of pounds in the new year and your other self is saying "You said that last year and look at you now!"
When you make statements, you alllow your mind to sabotage your goals .
And that's completely natural, because most of us operate on a fear-based mind. Our mind instinctively try to protect us, by keeping us from trying.
A fear-based mind is good in situations of life an death, but it doesn't help much when we're trying to progress forward.
I turned to my favorite personal development platform, MindValley. It was a free 60 minutes master class, and the transformation was impactful.
Use lofty questions instead.
To prevent your mind from questioning your goals, you want to stop making statements. Let's be frank, how many goals have you achieved when you're making statements.
Even if you did, you will find yourself getting in your own way, more often than not.
So, the trick is to use 'lofty questions' instead of conventional goals. Lofty questions are positively worded questions on the assumption that you already accomplished your goal.
Instead of setting 'x' amount of earning from my site, I asked "why am I such a brilliant affiliate marketer?".
And guess what, my mind starts offering thousands of reasons and possibilites, instead of those self-ridiculing thoughts.
It doesn't matter if you believe in subconscious mind.
But if you find conventional goal-setting not working, give this method a try. It may just be the missing link between you and success.
Hope what I've learned help you in your journey.