2019 goals challenge – day 9 Frame it positively

We often encounter setbacks when working towards goals.  Whether we see these as positives or negatives has a huge influence on our goals success.  

If we react negatively to each setback, it would be easy to lose motivation and stop trying.

But if we react positively, we can use the setback as a learning opportunity or a challenge to be overcome to spur us to success.  

It can be hard to find the positives in setbacks, which is why we are taking some time to practice this today.

For example, rather than being upset about missing out on a job opportunity…

… accept that the decision makers made the right choice and it wasn’t the job for you – you’ve been saved the challenge of being in the wrong job
… or, they didn’t make the right decision – you’ve been saved working for poor decision makers
… or, get some feedback and work on the areas for development so you can nail it next time

Now practise reframing some of your setbacks to make them positive.

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2019 goals challenge – day 2: Break it down and Make it Happen

Does your goal seem so big and overwhelming that you don’t know where to start?  Take some time today to break it down into small steps.  Think about the challenges you might face, and how to overcome them.  Then, if the worst happens, you already have an action plan on hand.

Once you’ve broken your goal down into a manageable plan, schedule it into your calendar and treat it as an appointment that you need to show up for.

Breaking your goals down helps you to see how they are achievable and increases your motivation.  Scheduling them into your calendar gives them importance and helps to ensure they don’t get forgotten – and it can also highlight if your expectations are unrealistic!  (It’s easy to get carried away when you’re passionate about your goals).

For more information and handy templates to help break down your goals and make them happen, check out the GoalGetting workbook.