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Do Your Goals Excite You?

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do your goals excite you

Goals give you a sense of purpose in life. Do your goals excite you?

If your goals don’t excite you, it’s unlikely that you won't follow through and make them a reality.

In the words of Joe Vitale, “A goal should scare you a little, and excite you A LOT.”

When you set big goals that are outside of your comfort zone, it raises the bar and motivates you to work hard to achieve them.

Unfortunately we live in a world that has programmed us to expect instant gratification.

People who ascribe to this style way of thinking are known as dabblers; they only focus on the short-term, and want immediate results without putting in the hard work.

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In short, they are not invested or committed to their goals. This is a recipe for disaster.

If you want to achieve anything of value in your life you need to focus on the long-term.

Long-term goals give you a sense of direction and purpose in life. In the words of Yogi Berra, “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.”

In a psychological study conducted by Alberta School of Business, researchers made the discovery that once we set a long-term goal, our subconscious mind will never “erase” it (Nikitina, 2012).

In essence, we become programmed for success, however it's up to us to do the hard work and achieve our goals.

Compelling goals excite you so that when you visualize them, they provide you with fuel for the fire.

You need to have a strong ‘why’. What are the reasons why you want to achieve your goals? Do your goals excite you?

I get excited about any opportunity that allows me to grow and give.

Research shows that “80 percent of success is due to psychology—mindset, beliefs, and emotions—and only 20 percent is due to strategy—the specific steps needed to accomplish a result.”

Yes, strategy will lead to the accomplishment of your goals.

However, in order to be successful in life and in business, you need to possess a mastery mindset, which will allow you to constantly learn, adapt, take risks, and believe in yourself and your vision.

Push motivation is a behaviour that an individual forces themselves to complete in order to satisfy a need or achieve a goal (Spacey, 2016).

Alternatively, pull motivation is a behaviour that an individual feels drawn towards.

When you push yourself to do something you expend a lot of willpower and energy.

You can only do this for so long. Eventually you get burnt-out.

You need pull motivation; something that excites you so much that you feel drawn towards it, so that it almost becomes effortless.

There will always be setbacks and challenges in life. That is a guarantee. How you deal with failure determines your level of success in life.

I know that failure is part of the process of my personal growth and development. I use it as fuel to propel me forward towards my goals.

Do your goals excite you? Set goals that make you want to get out of bed every morning and take massive action.

Robin Sharma said it best – “Clarity precedes mastery. Craft clear and precise goals and then block out everything else.”

Be consistent, work hard, and create the life you have always dreamed of.

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Do Your Goals Excite You?
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  • Great advice about the push vs pull motivation. We push ourselves so much to try to reach goals that we really don’t want. We should get better about identifying our passions in life and focusing on those. Great article! Thank you.