The Top 5 Foundations of Increasing Goal Commitment and Achievement

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Goal Setting 101: Influence Expert, Karen Keller, Ph.D, Advises The Top 5 Foundations of Increasing Goal Commitment and Achievement

Lose weight. Stop smoking. Improve communications skills. Finally, getting that promotion. Everyone has goals. Some are large, some are small. But in order to put the wheels in motion in achieving your goals one needs to know some key elements in goal setting. Influence expert, Karen Keller, Ph.D, explains what anyone can do to set, commit to, and reach their goals with her ‘five foundations of increasing goal commitment and achievement.’

According to Keller, “We’ve all either heard or said ‘I can’t make a commitment right now’. Being afraid of commitment has its roots in the fear of the unknown. If you knew the outcome of every decision you made it would be easy. Then you could commit yourself with ease, right?”

She adds, “Setting goals and outlining your objectives is the first step to reaching goal achievement. Making a commitment to a decision, an idea, a friend, a goal or a purpose starts with understanding the building blocks of goal setting.”

Here is Dr. Keller’s ‘Top 5 Foundations of Increasing Goal Commitment and Achievement’:

1.    Self-knowledge. This involves knowing what (or who) is right for you. Know the tipping point between your ‘must-haves” and “like-to-haves.”
2.    Pay attention. To what? To everything. Be in tune with everything going on in your environment. Sounds, sights, energy, intentions, and expressions.
3.    Be present. What you do today is, in reality, forming your future. The words you say, the thoughts you think, the wishes you dream and the actions you take are defining your destiny. Shaping your being and your life’s legacy.
4.    See the Value. Before you can truly be committed you have to ‘see the value.’ It’s about your faith and belief in what you are hearing. This applies to what you are telling yourself, too.
5.    Remember your mistakes. Experience from commitments gone wrong is invaluable. The more you learn from them the more you won’t repeat them.

Keller concluded, “Commitment is the one necessary dynamic for anything worthwhile. Whether you’re an athlete, a writer, a musician, or business professional … it all requires a level of commitment which will in turn define your level of achievement. Your height of success is directly proportional to your measurement of commitment.”


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