“What we fear doing the most is usually what we most need to do.” – Tim Ferris, author of The 4-Hour Work Week
If you’re going to achieve your goals, it is important to understand how the human brain works. Once you figure out how to tap into the undiscovered parts of your mind, the world is yours. You turn “I can’t” to “I can”, “I don’t feel like it” to “I am ready”, and “I wish I had that” to “what do I need to do so I can get that”.
Work with the end goal in mind. Be crystal clear with the outcome that you want from the very beginning. Have a finish line, not a deadline. Having the finish line in your mind will definitely help with getting you through the hard times. This is a subtle tip, but an effective one.
You need to use your anger and pain as motivation. Imagine an important goal that you would like to accomplish in the next year. Now that it’s in mind, make an agreement with someone who knows you well, like a family member or close friend. Make a contract in writing with them that says if you don’t achieve your goal in the next 3 months you will give them $100 in cash. Sign it. Start off with a goal that is simple, like to start the business that you have been thinking about for a while. Start off simple like that to boost your confidence and that will lead to your other goals being easier to achieve.
“Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.” —George Herbert