Benefits of Setting Short-Term Goals

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Have you ever tried to stop smoking but unsuccessfully? Sometimes no matter how much we would like to achieve something, we’re unable to stick to what we’ve set. And the obstacle here is probably not the absence of strong will, but how we set ourselves goals. In this article, you will learn how to set your goals so they’re easy and enjoyable to realize. The technique I will be discussing is setting short-term targets. A technique that is sometimes underestimated.

It is swimming somewhere, drifting across the sea, but the destination is unknown.

You construct your”another-self”
Research by neuropsychologists has confirmed that when we set ourselves a goal to reach, we act as though it were already a part of us. The brain cannot fully distinguish between what we have and what we want to get, and it considers that the desired effect is already a part of ourselves. By way of example, if we don’t accomplish our goal, we feel pain like we’ve lost something.

Therefore, visualizing the goal already achieved and the pleasurable feelings associated with it are so important in the whole process, since it intensifies the mechanism which happens in our brains.

When you have a goal with a time limit, the chances of achieving it drastically rise. A short-term goal may be the first step of a journey that contributes to a bigger one. For instance, if you would like to go work remotely and traveling across the world, it would be a good idea to learn about methods of earning money on the internet, digital nomading or starting learning a new language. Truth be told , that sometimes your short-term goals, although unrelated to the main one, can still contribute to your success. For example, learning how to save money to buy a new PC will be able to help you in the future when you will, by way of instance, go out and live on your own overseas.

They are easy
Needless to say, you need to exert yourself and push yourself to the limit but remain realistic. The issue with ambitious goals is they are usually overwhelming and at some point even daunting. You Must be able to answer at least these two questions:

How can I accomplish this goal?
It’s rather tough to answer this questions when our goals are like”I need to be a boss of the biggest marketing company in my country”. However, is much easier in target like”I want to send daily 10 cold emails more during next week to increase my earnings”.

Place them as many as possible
Short-term goals are easy to track and to attain. That’s why they are very satisfied and can reshape your life. Take a look at the following goals and set your own:

Have a language lesson
purchase a new publication that explains the topic you are interested in
Buy a gym membership
Buy a workout outfit
Read one page of a book each day
Show up to work on time
I want to write this essay by next Wednesday.
Today, from 16.00 to 18.00, I will rework Chapter X an accounting guide for a preparation for the examination
As you can see it is very straightforward. Know your limitations but push yourself too further. In short time you will feel a great satisfaction of incorporating countless of bricks which will build your future.

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