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Setting Goals to Achieve Your F.E.A.R

If you have set goals towards the fulfillment of your New Years resolution, you should have successfully completed some of the various tasks necessary to achieve your short-term and long-term goals.These achievements have positioned you to triumph in your F.E.A.R (Faith-filled Evidence Activating Reality). F.E.A.R. are those gifts, talents, and abilities you implement to support your dream. They are the foundation of your belief that you can achieve your goals in spite of the obstacles or issues facing you. Your actions make it evident that you believe your dreams can become reality because you built your faith upon past successes. Further evaluation of your past successes builds your confidence in your ability to achieve future victories.

Difficulties seldom defeat people; lack of faith in themselves usually does it.

– John C. Maxwell, Becoming a Person of Influence

As you continue to strive towards successfully attaining your goals, there are several things to consider when evaluating your achievements. Self-evaluation of whether or not you possess the qualities necessary to overcome obstacles is very important. It is possible that you exemplified these qualities at some time or another; however, the purposeful application of these principles will guarantee your personal and professional successes. Keep in mind that if you possess those qualities that you need to succeed, than you only need to enhance them. However, if you are weak in those areas that are necessary for accomplishing your objectives, then you will need to work towards developing them to guarantee your desired success in the personal or professional goals you have set for yourself.

I believe that personal development is a lifelong process that begins when you realize how your mood, thoughts, and behavior impacts your daily life. Personal development essentially increases your emotional intelligence; causing you to become emotionally mature. You essentially demonstrate your emotional maturity as you develop a plan that will promote positive change in your life based on your evaluation of your thought life and behavioral tendencies. Your personal growth will carry over into other areas of your life causing you to experience growth in academics, your career, your relationships and your spiritual life. This is important when evaluating what you need to consider in setting and achieving your goals.

If you have made a New Year's resolution, you have already demonstrated a desire to grow in your potential. Setting goals that you can focus on achieving helps you to accomplish your resolution to make positive changes in your life. Focusing your attention on the goals that you set gives you direction on your journey towards success. It is also a demonstration of your emotional maturity.

Setting goals helps you to prioritize your efforts so that you can accomplish those tasks that will enable you to achieve your goals. It demonstrates your emotional maturity because it requires self-discipline that requires attention to internal motivators and self-confidence. Your confidence in your ability to persevere, be strong, maintain focus and delay instant gratification will validate your emotional maturity as you work towards overcoming setbacks that stand between you and the success you strive to achieve.

Discipline is a core factor in developing emotional maturity and in demonstrating your emotional intelligence (EQ). The difference between an individual who has a high EQ and an individual who has a low EQ is based on the individual’s internal motivation and ability to focus on their goal. The individual with a low EQ demonstrates issues with procrastination, low self-esteem, and unclear goals or personal/professional direction. The person who has a high EQ will show the strength of their internal motivation through their self-discipline as they remain consistent in the establishment and achievement of their goals.

If you would like further assistance in learning how you can set or maintain your goals, check out Daring You to Be You!: Track Your Goals to Track Your Success


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