Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Ways to reach your goals


Everyone has their goals which they want to reach during their life. Some are short term and some are long term. To reach these goals you have to be dedicated and stick through the boring tough work. No one is going to tell you it's easy because it's not. It is hard to reach your goals but i'm hoping these tips can help you.


Motivation is one of those things that you either have that particular day or you don't. Its hard to work without it as you will most likely just sit there and not want to get anything done. You do have to be strict on yourselves as most of the time there will be no one there to help motivate you. You have to do it. You have to sit yourself down and as crazy as it may sound, talk to yourself. Tell yourself that you are going to work hard because you know that in the end it will be worth it. You are going to strive to achieve with the best of your ability. You are going to get up of your ass (and yes ass not butt!) and you are going to work. Dedication pays of. All you can do in life is try your best. So don't leave your work to last minute, do it now because sometimes 'later' becomes 'never'. As Shia Labeouf said (or more screamed) JUST DO IT! YESTERDAY YOU SAID TOMORROW! JUST DO IT!

Set deadlines

Procrastination is the thief of time. If you have a big science project due next month don't leave it until the night before. Set deadlines each week of what you should've had done for that project. You have to plan your time and you have to stick to that plan. Deadlines will motivate you, especially if you have consequences for not reaching those deadlines.

Set consequences and rewards for your actions

One thing that most of us will never miss when we leave school is the sanction policies. Right from the start of our lives we are taught right from wrong using sanctions and rewards. When you are younger this is usually having extra play time or being put on the 'naughty step' (time out). As you get older you don't really get rewarded except for praise or merits which are pretty useless. However you know that you would rather get them then the sanctions which include loss of privileges, isolation. But that's easier said then done as when you're at home its not easy to sanction yourself, but it is extremely easy to reward yourself. You don't have a teacher screaming threats at you, you just have yourself. Rewarding yourself is easy: buy something you want, go out with your friends, watch a film. On the other hand punishing yourself is hard. The easiest way would be your parents as they can ground you if you haven't done your homework or confiscate your phone if you are too busy on snapchat and not revising. So what you have to do is take over your parents role and do those things to yourself. In one sense you have to be that teacher who will give you a detention if you haven't done your homework. You need to unplug technology, put them in another room. You have to tell your friends you cant go out until you have finished your work.

Reaching your goals is hard. You have to be harsh in order to succeed. It will be a rough time but you will be so, so grateful once you have achieved it. Have belief in yourself and work your socks of. We will be victorious, and we will thrive to be the best versions of ourselves. Last of all if you don't do that homework of yours, you will have me to deal with!

You can do it guys.

Scarlett x

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