Does it get mentally exhausting chasing after the things you want?
Using the right mental mindset to get to your goal is critical but at the same time can be stressful.
When your goals are big, the things you do every day are big.
Makes sense right?
I mean, if you’re actually acting on it.
I’ll share my bigger goals later on this blog, but for now, trying to really optimize mindset through your journey will help you perform much better.
How do I know? I’m focused improving it.
Whatever your goals may be, you can expect these simple mindset hacks to lessen the struggle and ultimately help ease and reach it.
Here’s a list of 7 mindset hacks I’ve gone through that helped me get through chasing goals.
1. The First And Only Question You Need to Start With
Where are you now?
What you focus on expands, so think about where you are now in your life.
Stop and look around, is this where you need to be to reach your goals?
Take a moment to think of how it would look as if you’ve achieved your goals.
See those thoughts and images coming to you, pay attention to the actions and things you’ll need to do to reach it.
What are the steps that you think are required that’s coming to your mind?
Follow me so far?
What do you have to do to make it happen? Do it.
Write it down.
Try asking yourself every day: Am I doing something every day that is related to my end goal?
If you feel lazy and overwhelm, use this question when you need it. It will help inspire and motivate you to keep focus, but remember to write it down.
Also, keep a daily affirmation when you wake up in the morning, something like, “When I say I’ll do it, I do it.”
2. Becoming Motivated When You Needed
See it in your mind that you already achieved it, feel happy, feel complete.
Now act like it’s happening, act in your mind that it’s achieved.
Speak out loud and clearly (doing this alone would be ideal, of course), “it feels good that I’ve finally….!”
End the sentence with whatever your goal is.
Now feel gratitude.
This simple hack can make a big difference. Your mind shows you images of what you wanted to show up, and it generates emotions, and it generates much more emotions when you feel grateful as if it’s already happening.
Think about it.
You act like you have it, you feel awesome, it motivates you to get to that vibe where you want to be.
Keep doing this and those feelings will eventually show up as the goal you wanted to happen in reality.
Sounds metaphysical and mystical, but it helps.
“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
3. Building Your Own Comfort Place to Become Focused
This is a must, and I’m not talking about being in your “comfort zone”.
The comfort space I’m talking about requires “building” it.
Look around you, is the environment the right environment for you to focus or even grow?
I have a home office, which is great but I feel that a much bigger room gives you more room to think. I rather drive 40 minutes from home to my 300 sq feet office across town.
I literally do this at least 5-6 days a week.
It puts me into a focus state when I’m there.
As crazy as it may sound, your environment changes your thoughts and physiology.
Some people go to the Library, Starbucks, a Studio, the Beach, their Backyard and some even move to different houses or states if they have it.
Dedicate hours to that space, relocate your life if you have to.
4. Get Past Negative Thoughts and Increase Productive Thoughts
You’re going to fail and get knocked down.
I’m sure you know this and planned every possible way not to fail.
And what’s worse…
You continue finding more and more to add to the list of protection or even excuses why it won’t work.
Days past, weeks went by, a month.
You end up not doing it because you have too many negative thoughts on what would happen if you failed.
Everyone’s been there, but in order to get past that wrong mentality of thinking, you have to just do it.
Yes, I know, easier said than done.
Try using steps 1-3 again to get back where you were.
Do everything all that can be done that day.
What you can’t finish today, move it until tomorrow.
Make sure you do at least one thing that helps the list, anything related will do. Just do it.
You will eventually pass through the negative thoughts, a week later when looking back you’ll realize your productivity had increased.
And aside from that, one thing’s for sure…
Failing will continue to happen. As painful as it can be emotional, the more you do it, it just becomes a habit of letting it go and moving forward.
“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
5. F*ck it
Yes, you really have to say out loud “F*CK IT!”, drop every thought and emotion and jump on your list of plans.
If you don’t curse, use a really confident phrase to get yourself up and move.
Bottom line is… It really does help.
You’re going through a strong emotional state of mental and physical journey. It will push you, shove you, and slap you around with its fist.
I have a huge list of things I do on the daily, not just a ‘to do list’ these things I know will hit my objectives.
I have a list of things I do on the weekly and another list for the monthly. I even have a small list for yearly.
When I look at my daily list, I dive in without thinking.
Plan it, f*ck it, dive in.
In those order.
As much as I mention it, you have to write down your goals.
If you’re not writing it down, do this…
Say “F*CK IT!” out loud and start writing everything down right now.
6. Not Sure What’s The Exact Next Step? Try This…
Keep at your list of things you have to do, but do not forget to take the breaks that you need.
Let’s face it…
Throughout your huge list of goals, after going in at it, it’s great to stop and give yourself some time.
Moving and being away from what you have to do is as important as doing the things on your list.
And if you don’t do this…
You’ll be burnt out from too much mental focus. Let your mind relax and give it time to reset its creative powers.
Once you give yourself that break, look at where you are now and what you’ve done so far.
Is there anything you want to shift around or add? If there is, be sure that it doesn’t cost you too much time that does not relate to your goals.
If you’re good to go, get back to steps 1-3 and keep moving.
7. Being Fully Mental Awareness Boost Your Goals Faster
Doing this can be really powerful, and when you do you’ll appreciate what’s around you more.
Sit down in a quiet place, with your headphones on to some ambient music.
Close your eyes and just focus on your breathing.
Try counting to 50 along with your breathing.
Make sure to breathe from your diaphragm or stomach.
Let go of all that’s making you feel something, bad or good, everything is just is.
You’re probably asking, isn’t this called meditation?
Actually, it is.
It’s proven over and over that it works, and trust me it helps.
If you think you’re not the meditation person, remember it’s habits that create who you are.
Try it for 3 minutes a day for a week, then boost it to 5 minutes, then longer if you can.
Meditating your mind and set it in a peace of mind.
Thoughts and ideas will come to you on how to achieve your goals much faster.
At the same time…
You’ll feel much more grateful and truly appreciate what is in your life right now.
Appreciating right now and what you have.
These are 7 effortless mindset hacks to help chase your goals that I’ve continued to use and it definitely helps.
Ask yourself questions, become more self-aware, see where you are now, take some breaks, relax, and just do it.
Need more inspiration goal setting tips? Check out my setting personal goals post to help take action!
Like my 7 mindset hacks? Got anything you want to add? I would love to hear your thoughts, comment below!
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