Mindfulness is simply a mental state obtained by focusing our attention on the present moment. It can play a huge part in helping you set and achieve goals. The ability to be completely present with whatever you're doing at any given time is the best way to think of mindfulness. Most of us have a lot of different thoughts swirling around in our heads during the course of our daily lives, even as we go about our daily routines. When you approach something mindfully, on the other hand, you give your full attention to the task at hand, rather than allowing your mind to wander.
There is one thing that distinguishes those who achieve their objectives from those who do not.
It isn't a matter of talent, luck, or even genetics.
It's all about their MINDSET.
Here’s an example for you Arnold Schwarzenegger was able to push himself harder than anyone else by intensely focusing on the muscles he was training and visualizing their expansive progress. He was able to max out reps and sets long after his peers had given up because he grounded every set in the bedrock of his mindset and determination. The result is the renowned legacy of his Olympian physique.
Discover Internal Motivation
Setting goals is one of the most effective ways to achieve the professional and personal lives we desire. Before you start exercising, think about why you're going to the gym, going for a run, or doing whatever physical activity you're doing. Remind yourself of where you left off last time, what you're attempting to accomplish today and the long-term objectives that led you to this point.
Decide on your goal
Do you have anything else on your mind while working out?
Or perhaps you're daydreaming about being somewhere else entirely? Maybe you're having negative thoughts about your progress, comparing yourself to others at the gym, and wondering why you haven't gotten to where you want to be yet.
Visualize your goals
Take some time to think about your objectives. Assume you've already accomplished what you've written down as a goal.
Treat your goals as reminders
Whenever you realize that you’ve drifted away because of your mind wandering about, simply bring your attention back to the present moment using your breath. Similarly, you can use your goals to bring your attention back to your commitments in a similar ‘kind, gentle, non-judgmental manner.
Make space for setbacks
Setbacks are an unavoidable part of the process. While we may believe we are progressing in a linear fashion, the reality is more akin to waves in the ocean. So, always make some space for setbacks.
Where the mind goes, the body follows.
Breathing exercises and sitting in stillness are two ways to help you get started on calming your mind. Focus on the things you can control and the actions you can take rather than the results you want. Be consistent and give yourself room to adjust your efforts if necessary.
When you have the right mindset, everything else falls into place much more easily. In fact, studies show that mindfulness, goal achievement, and happiness are all linked. So it’s actually a scientifically proven skill that you can build and get stronger at over time. The good news? You have power over your mindset. You just have to give it a little TLC. That’s exactly why we present to you “The Mindfulness Workbook” - to show you how. It’s packed with info and exercises to help you make the most of each and every day. Happy mindful goal setting!
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