If you have ever procrastinated on taking action towards a goal or had your motivation drop after being all excited about a new goal - this hack will help!
Mini goals help prevent procrastination, improve your motivation beyond the honeymoon phase of goal achievement and improve your self confidence! Super Cool. Check out the video to see how you can break down your goal into a mini goal.
Hint: The key to breaking your big goal down is to make it almost impossible to fail!
It might have been going blank during an interview, an important exam, at a board meeting or an athletic event.
Choking is performance way below your ability.
Why does this happen and how can we prevent it?
All choking stems from worry. Negative worry.
Whether you have an important test, an athletic event, a business meeting or presentation - all chocking comes from worrying about the negative consequences of a failure. Which, oddly enough, creates performance well below our ability - hence a choke!
Studies have shown that although choking can happen in many different types of performance, how we prevent it in sports competition is different than in a test, a meeting, an interview or a presentation.
What happens when we choke?
Our negative thoughts and worries flood the area of our brain that also controls short term memory - our prefrontal cortex. When our prefrontal cortex is flooded with thoughts of worry, our ability to access our short term memory...
When we are working towards mastery we make mistakes. In order to learn a new skill and improve we have to get uncomfortable i.e. out of our comfort zones.
As we learn and things don't as we would like, Olympic gold medalist, Lanny Bassham says we should only have three answers to the question, "How did it go?".
3. This is where it gets tricky! The negative voice wants to yell that you sucked! But that isn't helpful. Instead, respond, "Needs Work".
You gotta love that!
Now, the key here is if you answered with Okay or Needs work - then what? Endless and mind numbing recreation of the mistake in your mind? NO! All that does is reinforces the mistake or the way you do not want to perform!
Instead, visualize exactly how you want to perform. Now that increases the neural path of how you want to perform. That mental visualization will create the foundation for the actual performance.
If you have ever had a problem occupy your mind so that it negatively effected your other work, your sleep, your stress and mood - check out this simply yet hugely effective way to change your focus and get your mind monkey focused on what you want to focus on.
BTW ... RAS = Reticular Activating System :)
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The Heart Math device I showed in the video is called "Inner Balance" and the cord can be purchased from Heart Math Here and the App on Apple is Free. The Heart Math website contains a wealth of knowledge about Heart math. Information about heart and the head communication start here.
When you choose a goal, studies show that if it meets or aligns with these 6 factors you have a much greater chance of success:
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