Aiming High: Think about 3 ways in which achieving a goal would make you feel good

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We often worry about what failure looks like when we could be aiming high. Picture how success would make you feel , and start building up your start building up your self belief skills.

Why is self belief important?

Self belief is a Young Professional skill that’s a powerful mix of aiming high, motivation, resilience and positivity. It will get you far in life… but it’s like a muscle you have to train.

Aiming high but keeping a positive attitude when things don’t always work out as planned are a big part of self-belief.

Think about it. How would it feel to achieve your goals?

Think of this excercise as being as quick and simple as brushing your teeth, but with longterm positive benefits – just like brushing your teeth.

Pick a goal you want to achieve.

Pick any goal you like. It might be:

  • Getting through a dreaded event (exam, social event you’re not looking forward to, first day in new job, you name it)
  • Scoring a goal for your team
  • Achieving a health goal by summer
  • Starting or completing a course of study
  • Starting or completing a creative project
  • Beginning an interesting new job in an environment you like

Now list three ways you’d feel good about yourself after achieving that goal.

  • Would you feel like you were closer to the person you wanted to be?
  • Would you feel like you were giving yourself room to try new things?
  • Would you feel like yes, you CAN achieve something?
  • Would you feel more a part of things?
  • Would you feel more courage in your convictions?

Feeling good about yourself is like a muscle that you’ll want to train every day. We always worry about our past failures and mistakes like a dog chewing a bone. They get stuck in our head, and sometimes it feels like they’re taking up all our energy. Your brain needs a little clear-out now and then – so this challenge helps you do the opposite and happily imagine the positive feelings you’d have about yourself and your future success instead! Sometimes, feeling good about something and having a positive attitude to a goal makes you more likely to achieve it.

When you’ve done this challenge, try keeping a diary of personal achievements for a week. It will help you see how you’re doing.

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