Abraham Hicks (Ester Hicks) has put out some of the most amazing lectures I have ever watched. She has inspired millions of people worldwide with the information she gives. This video is a 15-minute meditation on financial well being. We should all meditate at least once per day for 10 minutes and this meditation video should be in your meditation tool chest.
Most of us have heard of Denzel Washington. He is one of the best actors in Hollywood. Denzel Washington has also given some of the best motivational speeches about not giving up. If you watch this video daily, it will change your life. Remember, failure is only temporary unless you allow it to be permanent.
I first heard about David Goggins while listening to Joe Rogan’s podcast. One thing that really stood out to me was how raw David Goggins is. He is a tell it like it is person and doesn’t hold anything back. Some people will complain that he is vulgar but in my opinion, this speaks to his genuineness. Looking at this life, two words can sum it up and they are overcoming adversity. I have never heard of anyone overcoming as much adversity as David Goggins has.
After hearing David Goggins on Joe Rogan’s podcast, I listened to some of the other speeches he’s given. After listening to several, I purchased his audiobook called Can’t Touch Me. The reason I purchased the audiobook version is that David and his ghost rider go over some of the details in his book, sort of like editors’ comments aka podcast. The audiobook also gives me a sense of his adversity. The extra information Goggins gives in the audiobook gives you his thoughts on the events in his life. Some of the events in the audiobook had me tearing up because I could put myself in his situation and feel the emotional trauma he went through. If you want to gain motivation in your life, study David Goggins as he has overcome some of the worst circumstances any person can go through and overcame them.
So what are the 5 steps to goal setting? Have you ever felt that you have lost your path towards your goals or have forgotten your goals? As I look at my life in retrospection, I have begun to realize that somewhere along the way, I lost my path, straying from my goals. In fact, I know that I have forgotten those goals and stopped setting any new goals for myself. If you are on a similar path, I have some ideas to help fix and achieve goals. In this article, we will discuss what are the 5 steps to goal setting.
Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.Norman Vincent Peale
What are the 5 steps to goal setting?
Set Realistic and Measurable Goals
When you set goals, you have to assess your capabilities and situation. Once you have your goal set, you can break it into smaller activities. This will make your success measurable because the goals are finite and measurable. For instance, a goal to lose weight. You can break it down into losing a set amount of weight every week or month and track your progress at defined periods.
Plan and Organize
Once the goals are quantified, you get a clear picture of what you need to work towards. Based on that, you can have a plan of action and organize your activities around that. In the above example, you can plan your diet and exercise regimen based on your goal weight and schedule.
Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of others opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition.Steve Jobs
Set a reward for every successful step. Positive reinforcement and rewarding is a proven technique to motivate people to perform better.
It is ultimately your goal and effort that goes into achieving it. I believe that it is always a good idea to get different perspectives and opinions from close friends or family. You might find a friend with a similar goal, and you can partner with them in working towards achieving it.
The goal you set is, of course, only limited by your imagination. You could, for instance, set goals for your career, for your relationships, for your finances, for contribution, and even for self-growth. The goal itself doesn’t really matter. What matters is that while setting these goals you are able to answer the following three questions:
What specifically do I want?
Why specifically do I want this?
When specifically do I want this?IQ Matrix
Maintain/Retain the Goal
The journey doesn’t end when you achieve the goal. You have to keep it. Consider this the beginning of a new journey towards an original purpose. If you have completed losing the weight you wanted, you have to continue maintaining that weight, so you don’t go back to your previous weight.
Remember that not achieving a goal is not the end of the world. You should not get discouraged and stop trying. Give every effort your best and never give up, and success will come to you!
You alone are the judge of your worth and your goal is to discover infinite worth in yourself, no matter what anyone else thinks.Deepak Chopra
I hope this article on what are the 5 steps to goal setting has helped you. Have a look at our article on the power of positive thinking!
Anger Management Techniques
Mastering anger management techniques is about being in charge of your emotions and taking the time to stop and think before speaking out.
If you fail to control your anger, you may destroy essential relationships with those around you. This could lead to physical and certainly emotional damage, and you will harm yourself in the process.
First, let’s take a look at anger and what it represents. Anger is always a bad or “wrong” emotion. We need to understand that anger does serve a purpose and is there to tell us that something is really wrong.
Anger is a failure to express one’s emotions, productively, and adequately. Below are some anger management exercises designed to help you keep fresh. Here are 7 anger management techniques you can use.
1. Don’t React.
Take the time to think about previous situations that have gotten you into trouble. At the time, you probably angrily reacted to the issue.
Remember that whenever you are presented with a situation that is stressful to you, do not respond. Stop and think through what is really happening. Decide how you feel about it, and then decide how you are going to act.
If you are in a situation where you have let your emotions gain control, you feel outraged, then take the time to stop and breathe. Slow breaths in and out until you can regain control and get back into this mindset of emotional control.
3. Don’t worry quite so much about other people.
Sometimes we get caught up in how other people see us and what impression they have of us. When this happens, we try to please everyone and make everyone happy. We tend to forget about ourselves, which can leave us feeling angry and resentful.
4. Include Exercise in your Life.
Another great anger management technique is exercise. A consistent and regular exercise routine can help you to release built-up emotions and frustrations. If you feel anger building up inside, you can always take yourself for a walk or a run. Do anything that is an avenue for releasing that anger in a healthy way.
5. Never Hold a Grudge.
Holding a grudge against someone even when it’s warranted only ends up hurting you in the end. Try to practice the art of forgiving and forgetting. In some instances, this may be very difficult to do but will bring peace into your life.
6. Learn the Art of Relaxation.
If you are tired and stressed, anger has a tendency to arise more often. Relaxation techniques such as meditation, yoga, soaking in a bath, deep breathing exercises, listening to music – are all strategies to help you to relax.
7. Learn How to Express your Anger Appropriately.
When you feel anger, the trick is to try to identify why you are feeling it. What does it really mean? Then you must quickly try to express this anger appropriately, causing minimal damage to yourself and to others.
Remember suppressing your anger is not the answer. This could, over time, make things much worse and can lead to issues with depression and more.
I find that when I’m angry, it’s more to do with fear than anything else. So next time you feel mad, STOP, and try to identify with what the real issue is.
8. Stick with ‘I’ statements
The Mayo Clinic has great anger management techniques and one is using I statements.
To avoid criticizing or placing blame — which might only increase tension — use “I” statements to describe the problem. Be respectful and specific. For example, say, “I’m upset that you left the table without offering to help with the dishes” instead of “You never do any housework.”Mayo Clinic
Children and Anger
Anger management techniques for kids is a little different. I am sure we all have watched in horror at our children can display their anger. I know my own daughter could get extremely angry if she doesn’t understand what she wants sometimes.
It is tough to try to talk to and reason with a young child. We have to rely upon their body language to decide and assess the situation. We have to determine what is causing the level of anger they are experiencing. Really easy to do when you have a 2-year-old SCREAMING THE HOUSE DOWN!
Likewise, the same can be said of teenagers and young adults. It is often challenging to determine what is causing their anger. It could be any one of a thousand things.
The most important thing is to teach our children appropriateness in terms of expressing their anger. It’s a perfectly normal healthy behavior to experience anger as an emotion. However, it’s not acceptable if that anger involves inflicting physical or emotional pain on someone.
An excellent resource that you can listen to in the comfort of your own home is a 75-minute audio recording by Parenting Expert Toni Schutta. She talks about the typical anger triggers for children, calming techniques to use, and really understanding what anger is all about.
I hope these anger management techniques have helped you. Have a look at our article on how to make yourself happy!