[BYWG BLOG] How You Can Crush Goals That You Have Struggled With In The Past

Behavior is defined as “the way in which one acts or conducts oneself” and “the way in which a person acts in response to a particular situation or stimulus.”

 

The way that we act and react each and every day creates our behavior patterns. Our actions become our behaviors – and our behaviors become patterns.

 

We develop and cultivate, both consciously and unconsciously, thousands and thousands of behavior patterns. 

 

Many are beneficial towards our growth, our relationships, our goals… but we also each create and develop negative behavior patterns.

 

Procrastinating, losing motivation when we become frustrated, cutting corners, quitting when we don’t see results – these are all very common negative behaviors. 

 

Each time that we exhibit these behaviors, our brain is trained to continue to react in the same way.

 

In fact, one of the most common reasons that people fail to grow or achieve new goals is the inability to change a negative behavior pattern.  

 

Ready to crush a goal that you have struggled with in the past?

Here are a few tips…

 ✔️ Write down your goal and formulate a plan. 

Clearly identify your goal and outline the exact actions you need to take to get there.

✔️ Identify your negative behaviors. 

What stands in your way from reaching your goals? What has stopped you before? Are you ready to change that? 

✔️ Identify what triggers your negative behaviors.

✔️ Choose a positive replacement behavior 

 

Once you identify what triggers your negative behavior, you can consciously plan to react to that trigger in a new and different way. 

And then do the hard work of continually noticing the trigger in real time and consciously choosing to react with your replacement behavior. Again and again and again.

 Scientists say that it takes an average of two months for a new behavior to become automatic.

 

Has there been a time where you struggled to reach a goal and then finally achieved it?

What changed?