Super U Podcast | 4 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals
How are your new year’s resolutions going so far? Digital Leadership speaker Erik Qualman discusses the top four tips you’ll need to achieve your goals this year.
5x #1 Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman has performed in over 55 countries and reached over 50 million people this past decade. He was voted the 2nd Most Likable Author in the World behind Harry Potter’s J.K. Rowling.
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Super U Podcast | 4 Tips to Help You Achieve Your Goals:
“So instead of sitting down with a thought leader, a luminary what we decided to do since it is the beginning of the year, we want to give us our best chance at achieving our New Year’s resolution, because only 9% of us that’s right, only 9% of us achieve our New Year’s resolution. So using fax and also neuroscience, what are the four things that we can do to help us achieve our goals in 2019, the audio you’re about to hear comes from our focus Project series sponsored by Sleep Number, my hope is that these four tips help you achieve all of your New Year’s resolutions. The focus project is exactly that. It’s an experiment. It’s an ongoing experiment, and how we can figure out how to do less in order to get more done.
Today, we’re talking all about goal setting new year’s resolutions, and how we can become better at it, you can’t become much worse because only 9% of us that’s right, only 9% of us will actually achieve our New Year’s resolution. The reason we set goals is to achieve better performance. So at the start of it, how do we write better goals. The first thing that we need to do is write the goal down, we’re 42% more likely to achieve a goal if we write it down. The reason that is is it really comes down to our brain, we’ve got a right and a left side of our brain, the right side of our brains, the imaginative side, the left side of the brain is the literal side when the right and the left part of the brain talk to one another, it’s going through the corpus callosum.
So if you don’t write down a goal, it’s only using the right side of your brain. So in order to gauge both sides of your brain, and the negative as powerful as possible, when you write the goal down, that’s why you’re 42% more likely to achieve it. The second thing we do have to write it down is to write down in detail why it matters, it’s the way you’ve got to understand why you want to lose that weight. So it might be I want to stop smoking or I want to become healthier or lose that weight because I want to spend more time with my kids. So you have to have that big WHY. In order to achieve that goal, we jump up to 95% when we actually set up meetings with the person we shared it with. And if you go one step further, actually sign a contract with that person. So that’s the third step three, share it with someone 65% more likely to achieve it actually set up lunch meetings with that person 95% more likely to achieve it because guess what you’re gonna have that Oh, ship moment, today’s the day I gotta go meet that person, I haven’t done anything for my goal. In the four things, we got to be easy on ourselves, we got to make these things easy, repetitive tasks or habits, you know, you don’t boil the ocean, take the elephant one bite at a time.
So for example, if your New Year’s resolution is to work out more, it’s actually putting your clothes out the night before or some people even actually sleep in their workout clothes, whatever it is, is going to give you that one step closer to achieving that goal. Or if you’re Mel Robbins in the morning, when she wakes up, she treats herself like a rocket ship and she counts down 5, 4, 3, 2, 1, and then she launches herself out of bed. For me, it’s eating that healthy, same thing every morning, Monday through Friday. So I just get off. It’s just a habit that I do. And I make sure that I have one healthy meal that I do. It’s just memorization. It’s a habit. It’s simplified. It’s easy wins. And so that’s what we need to do to set ourselves up for success. So in summary, when it comes to goal setting or New Year’s resolutions, here are the four things that we need to do. We need to 1. write it down. 42% more likely to achieve it. If we write it down. The second thing we need to do is write in detail why does it matter? If I were to lose weight, stop smoking the why is I want to spend more time with my kids. The third thing is you’ve got to share with someone 65% more likely if you share with someone 95% more likely to achieve the goal if you actually sit down on appointments with the person that you shared it with. And then last but not Let’s make life easy on ourselves break it down into small winnable habits again if your goal is a workout in the morning put your clothes out the night before actually wear your clothes when you go to bed. So those are our four tips when it comes to New Year’s resolutions.
These four tips have been instrumental in my life and anything that I’ve achieved from making the basketball team at Michigan State becoming a number one best-selling writer whatever it is, these four tips are essential to any success that I’ve had. But conversely, whenever I’ve not done these four things, I haven’t achieved that goal.”
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The Super U Podcast is hosted by #1 bestselling author and Motivational Speaker Erik Qualman.