How would you like to be more confident? Creating confidence is easy, if you know how.
A simple way of becoming more confident is knowing what you want, where you’re going and how you’re going to get there and you can do this by setting SMART goals.
You see, setting SMART goals virtually guarantees that you’ll achieve what you set out to do. And every time you achieve another goal, you boost your confidence.
What’s a SMART goal? It’s a goal that’s
4. Realistic and
Let’s quickly look at these five qualities for creating confidence:
1. Specific. Describe exactly what you want. Set a specific number of whatever you want.
2. Measurable. Things you can measure get accomplished. Choose a goal where you can measure your progress and know when it’s achieved.
3. Attainable. Ask yourself, “Do I have the resources to accomplish this goal?” If not ask, “how can I get them?”
Now, develop a plan of easily achieved small goals, that lead to your end goal. By regularly achieving your micro-goals put your feet firmly on the path of success.
4. Realistic. Ask yourself, “Does this goal fit my needs and circumstances?”
For example, you think you want to make a goal to be a world class triathlete. There’s a new baby at home and are starting a new career. Unless your new career is being a triathlete, you probably won’t have enough time to be a significant part of your new baby’s life, be able to dedicate time your new career and be that world class triathlete.
Be sure your goals are realistic for your needs and circumstances, not someone that has unlimited time and resources.
5.Timely. Always set a time limit for reaching your goal and build an action plan to complete it by your desired date. A goal without a time frame is not a goal – it is a dream!
Designing a SMART Goal
Let’s say you have a goal to become financially independent. Here’s your SMART Goal: “I will save $10 a week.” This goal meets every criterion in the SMART strategy. While it may be small, saving $10 a week will add up, creating confidence and motivation that will inspire you to keep going toward financial independence.
Setting SMART goals is a simple way of creating confidence and achieving the outcomes you desire. By setting goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely, you can and will achieve the success you deserve!
About the author:
Wil Dieck is a writer, speaker, researcher, college professor and master martial arts instructor. He studies and teaches people from all walks of life how to use simple psychological techniques to develop high performance habits.
Wil’s most recent works includes the highly ranked Amazon Kindle book, Secrets of the Black Belt Mindset, Turing Simple Habits into Extraordinary Success and Modern Mindfulness, A Beginners Guide on How to Find Peace and Happiness in a Busy World.
In addition to his work as a researcher, writer, and speaker, Wil is a professor of psychology and business at San Diego University of Integrated Studies.
Wil runs a peak performance coaching practice in San Diego, California. Additionally, he regularly works with people who are suffering from stress and anxiety using meditation, hypnotherapy and NLP.