You know what they are right?
You may already be familiar with S.M.A.R.T goals, and had some success with them.
And I'm sure if we are honest with ourselves, you would agree that there are times that you've set SMART goals and not followed through, or failed to achieve them.
That's pretty common.
We can set SMART goals, have all the resources available to us, and it fits in with our values and life style, but for some reason we never get out of the starting blocks (or stumble at the first or fifth hurdle)
So what's happening here?
Often when we set SMART goals that we don't follow through, it's probably because we are standing in one of the following 3 positions.
What are they?
This is when we don't believe it's possible to achieve something; there is no hope.
"I could never lift that." or " I could never ask them out." and "I could never stick to that nutrition plan."
This is when we believe that something is possible, but we don't believe that we are personally capable of doing it.
Here's an example, "Sure it's possible to loose 2 stone in 3 months, but I couldn't do it because..[Fill in the blank].
And "Sure it's possible to change careers later in life, but I couldn't possibly do it. Not with my commitments."
Or we may even beleive that it's possible to become a millionaire, but don't think that we could personally do it.
This is when we don't believe we deserve to attain something - we're not worthy of it.
"I don't deserve to be happy." Or "I'm not good enough to be with someone like that." And "I don't deserve to look and feel good about myself."
Can you relate to any of those?
In what way have those positions influenced you when you've attempted to go for your goals?
Maybe deep down you didn't think you deserved to have it?
Perhaps you thought that sure it's possible (afterall others have done it), but if you were honest with yourself you didn't really think you were capable of doing it.
And that's ok.
I know that because at some point in my life I have occupied any or all of those positions.
But I learned that they don't have to stop me.
Remember, a belief is just a thought on steroids. It carries more weight because we've trained it.
So how can we being to tip the balance in our favour and unsettle the root of these positions?
By taking the following steps
Four simple steps. But they can make the world of difference.