There is a simple and very effective way to develop your confidence in achieving goals.
It’s a simple concept, but it goes against what you’ll typically hear from other “gurus” out there when it comes to setting and achieving goals.
Typically when setting goals, we are taught to think big and set big goals.
For example, let’s say that you started a new part-time business and you’re sitting down to get clear on your goals.
Let’s say that you currently have zero clients and you decide to set a goal to get ten new clients this month.
Let’s assume that getting ten new clients is a fairly large undertaking and really you would be pretty impressed with yourself if you got just five or even three new clients this month, but you set a goal of ten to stretch yourself.
This is usually what most “gurus” will teach you. They will say that if you think you can get 3-5 new clients this month, it’s better to go for 10 and maybe you’ll end up getting 6 or 8 but that will still be better than going for 3-5.
I used to think this way as well.
However, with my new training I have come to realize that it is much more effective to set goals that make it easy to win.
For example, if I believe that I can get 3-5 new customers in my new business this month, what I would do is set a goal to get just ONE.
Yes, I realize this goes against what most “gurus” out there teach – since they all recommend setting large goals and targets, but that is NOT the most effective method to use.
It is actually much better to set an easily attainable goal of simply just getting just ONE new customer in your business, and NOT putting a deadline on it at all.
If it takes you a month, or a year, or 5 minutes to get that first customer, it doesn’t matter.
Your first goal is simply to just get ONE customer.
If you are starting a new Blog, your goal could be simply to just write ONE blog post, or to get ONE comment, etc.
See, if you set a goal to get just ONE new customer, once you get that customer you have now achieved ONE goal. When you do this, your confidence will go up. When you confidence goes up, it makes it easier for you to achieve your next goal.
Once you achieve your goal of getting just ONE customer, you set a goal to just get ONE MORE. That’s it. Your goal is NOT to get 10 or 5 or even 3 more customers. It’s simply to just get ONE MORE.
Once you get ONE MORE, you have now achieved 2 goals in a row. Your confidence will go up, and it will make it easier for you to achieve your next goal.
By doing this, on your path towards getting those 10 new customers, you will be “Winning” ten times in a row.
You will win/achieve your goal of getting the 1st customer – and your confidence will go up.
You will win/achieve your goal of getting the 2nd customer – and your confidence will go up.
You will win/achieve your goal of getting the 3rd customer – and your confidence will go up.
You will win/achieve your goal of getting the 4th customer – and your confidence will go up.
By the time you get your 10th customer, your confidence will be WAY higher than if you simply set a goal to get 10 customers in the first place.
Secondly, if you DID set your goal of getting 10 customers and set a deadline for the end of the month, and then you ended up only getting 8 customers at the end of the month it may seem like that is a better situation to be in as compared to choosing a lower goal, but it is not.
The reason for this is that if you set a goal to get 10 customers, and you only get 8, your subconscious mind will LOWER you self-confidence automatically.
You are better off setting a goal to get 1 customer, and then 1 more , and then one more, and ending the month with only 3 new customers, than setting a goal of getting 10 customers and getting 8.
Eight new customers may seem like a better situation to be in than just three new customers, but the difference is in what happens the following month.
By setting the goal/bar too high and then not achieving your goal, your confidence WILL go down, and it becomes increasingly more and more difficult to keep achieving goals.
Instead it is infinitely more beneficial to set small, easily achievable goals and then blast through them.
I’ve been following this advice since becoming a member of the and it’s been really helping me out.