In a recent post (view it here) I advised my client to stop setting goals that made her feel bad. Over and over she set goals she never hit. Consequently, she felt like a failure. I told her to lower the bar to something she could hit.
Well, she did and guess what? It worked. She had been saying over and over “I’m going to get $30k in new business this month!” and not doing it. In September lowered the bar and started hitting it. In November, with a goal of $15k, she hit $30k.
Are you shooting yourself in the foot by setting your goals too high and consequently feeling like crap? When you feel bad you aren’t effective and you keep the cycle in place. Make your goals attainable, feel good and accelerate!