Goal Setting

Using Goals To Declutter Your Mind

Written by Rob J. Temple

When we go through life without making plans, goals, or having a vision of our future, we tend to drift through it with a sense of dissatisfaction.

What’s even stranger is that our minds tend to get even MORE cluttered when we don’t have something keeping us “mentally grounded”…

Since we’re not taking charge of our mind, it will do what it wants relentlessly, thinking of anything and everything that will make you happy, unhappy, or bored, it has no preference.

However, as you may have guessed, having clear goals in mind can help you “declutter” mind chatter, giving you more focus and purpose in life.

Think about this logically for a second. When we’re focused on a goal we prioritise our actions, plans and daily tasks towards the goal. Therefore, most of our attention is on the objective.

Where is our attention “not”? Yep, you got it, it’s not wasting its time on useless mind chatter that won’t serve you in any way, shape or form.

Knowing that this is what naturally occurs when we set goals, it’s time for you to ask yourself either one of the two questions below:

  1. Do you have goals at the moment?
  2. Do you spend enough of your energy moving your goals forward?

Answering these questions will help you notice and realise what you need to do in order to take advantage of this self-improvement “badass” technique!

I personally think it’s FAR more important than many other techniques I’ve shared previously. My reasoning is that useless “mind chatter” is usually the cause of unhappiness and dissatisfaction in life.

When we leave our minds to it, they tend to conjure up negative thoughts about ourselves, others and our life situation. I don’t know why it’s the case, but I guess it says a lot about the human species.

Regardless of why our minds want to make our lives difficult when left to their own devices, I don’t give a shit to be frank! I’d rather focus on a solution, so that’s precisely what I’ll be outlining below…

Decluttering your mind with goals becomes easy when you set objectives for yourself that you find AMAZINGLY interesting and tempting. Why plan out a goal that doesn’t set you alight?

If you answered “no” to question number 2 above, then the likelihood is that your goal isn’t desirable enough to you, and you may need to rethink it until it makes you “foam” at the mouth…

Getting the goal “right” is half the battle. The other half comes from obsessing over it so that it becomes a part of your daily life. This means reading books, blogs, watching videos, documentaries, attending workshops and seminars, webinars and more.

When you surround yourself with information related to your goal you’ll be far more likely to get excited about it and make some real progress. You’ll also find that taking in information in the subject area of your goal on a daily basis “feeds” your desire and expands your goal into something potentially life changing!

What I LOVE about this self-improvement technique is that it works on autopilot. You don’t “need” to focus on “decluttering” your mind as it happens automatically. As you start to obsess over your goals, old habitual thought patterns are overwritten with excitement and enthusiasm for your goals, and you won’t even notice the transition!

It’s a little bit freaky actually… But VERY productive and healthy.

I’m not sure that there’s many other methods out there that involve you getting to “choose” something fun and incredible to do in life, and in return you get to feel better both inside and out. Win-Win!

Wrapping things up…

SO, your action steps from this blog post are:

  • Create goals that REALLY excite you.
  • Edit existing goals so that they become amazingly desirable to you.
  • Obsess over your goals on a daily basis, feeding them with information and motivation.
  • Focus your attention on your goals and create daily plans so that you keep moving closer and closer towards the finish line.

Decluttering your mind has never been easier or more fun! It’s a tool for improved “mind” health that doesn’t involve you dissecting or analysing anything. Instead, all you have to do is find things you love and pursue them in life!

 

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About the author

Rob J. Temple

Rob J. Temple is a hypnotist, mindset coach and the founder of Evolution Hacks. He specializes in helping ordinary people around the world to create extraordinary lives!

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