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Goal Setting 101: #1 Believe in Yourself

Do you have a list of goals, dreams or aspirations that you want to achieve for your business or finances but feel like you can’t accomplish them? Do you feel overwhelmed by self-doubt or limited by internal or external obstacles? If so, you’re not alone.

We’ve all felt like maybe some mountains are too big to climb, but we’re here to tell you that you can achieve anything with the right attitude, a solid strategy, and some good advice!

If you’re guilty of saying ‘there’s not enough time’, ‘not enough money’ or ‘not enough knowledge’, it’s time to switch up your thinking and start fuelling your self-belief so you can achieve your financial goals. But how? Read on to find out.

Know Your Worth

You will never get past the beliefs that you currently have. What we mean by this is that if you think you are only worth $100,000 per annum, that is all you will ever earn. You have to believe you are worth $1 million per annum to earn that amount.

It sounds a little audacious, but you need to believe it before you can earn it. Without the belief, you will sabotage yourself as you won’t think you are worth it. It’s worth examining your internal beliefs more closely and identifying whether they are empowering or disempowering beliefs.

Empowering Beliefs

An empowering belief inspires you to go forward, while a disempowering belief holds you back. If you want something, you can find someone with the resources available to help you get it. It is just a matter of what it will cost you and what you need to give up. Remember, you can have anything you want; the question is whether you are creative enough to find a solution to get it. That is an empowering belief.

Disempowering Beliefs

A disempowering belief is that you don’t have the resources to get what you want, and you don’t think there is any other way of making it happen. So, what do you do if you have disempowering beliefs holding you back? You need to remove them.

Visualise & Verbalise Your Goals

Unfortunately, beliefs are heavily ingrained in who we are, so it won’t happen overnight – but a tactic that can work well is visualisation and verbalisation. Essentially what you want to do is tell yourself a new story. Your beliefs come from the story you tell yourself. So, change the story. Visualise what you want to have every morning and evening, and then verbalise your new beliefs. Do this, and you will start acting this way as well. It will become your story, and your beliefs will have changed.

To help with visualisation, some people like to use storyboards or keep some goals written down in places where they can read/view them regularly. Everyone is different, so try different techniques and figure out what works best for you.

External Factors

It’s one thing to change your disempowering beliefs and work on your self-confidence to achieve your goals, but what about external factors?

Many external factors can negatively impact your goals, which is why surrounding yourself with positive people and influences can help build resilience and keep you on track.

Let’s start with who you share your goals with. You need to be careful who you share your goals with. Are they a supporter? Or are they going to tell you that your goals are unachievable?

There is a lot of truth in the saying that you are the average of the five people you spend the most time with. If you are hanging around people with negative energy, they will infect you with their energy. But, if you hang around people with positive energy, it is simply amazing the things that can be achieved. Positive people just seem to make stuff happen.

In the same way we have to consider our own attitudes towards our goals, we must consider others’ attitudes and how they too may affect us. Choose business partners, employees, colleagues, and collaborators wisely and build a strong support system amongst your family and friends that uplifts and motivates you.

If you’re looking for guidance, give PCR Accounting & Advisory a call today to set up a goal setting and game plan consultation to start believing in your goals and taking your business to the next level.

Owner of PCR Accounting & Advisory, Peter Marmara-Stewart is a top-tier accountant and financial advisor dedicated to helping clients reach their business goals and achieve financial freedom. Peter is highly regarded for his client-focused approach and entrepreneurial spirit, catering to a diverse range of professionals across a wide scope of industries all across the country. Peter’s expertise can help you plan effectively, set goals, maximise profits and protect your assets. Get in touch today on (03) 9847 7516.