You are going toward your goal just fine and then something just happens to set you back. Something triggers a doubt, anger, stress or an excuse. You can brush it aside and stay on track to your goal or it can stop you in your tracks. Let’s look at some general triggers.
Stress Money Job/School
Rebellion Tired Past
Doubts Family Anger
Anxiety I want… Your Special one
kids screaming a lot
wife works too much
have to do a lot of cleaning
not enough pay
too much work
can’t make a mistake
Look for triggers that hold you back. Let’s get more specific. A good time to discover them is when they surface and send you messages, desires and excuses. “I want ice cream”. “Skip your study period and watch football”. “Skip your workout today”. The Journal can help you find the triggers.
EXAMPLE Better Grades
WHERE: dorm room
WHEN: after dinner
WHAT WAS GOING ON?: I want to watch basketball instead of studying.
WHAT I DID: watch the game or I studied or used strong self hypnosis…..
EXAMPLE $4,000 commission for this month, a sales person
WHERE: sales floor
WHEN: almost time to go home
WHAT WAS GOING ON?: I am tired. I want to take it easy and let other guys take customers
WHAT I DID: took it easy or brushed thoughts aside and sold more stuff
Keep a journal for a few days. Look for what sets you off. Look for patterns and discover your triggers. Later on look at and reflect on what happened. If it was a step backwards ask yourself: “What could I do to stay on track to my goal? Next post we will look for more triggers and how to deal with them. Continue listening to the audio tracks and reading your Goalsheet in the morning.
Before or right after biting your nails ask yourself ‘Why did I bite my nails” “What was going on?”. It may be stress, money, family or whatever, but many times you did it because it is a habit and you just did it.
Anytime anywhere we can be bombarded with excuses, stress, cravings, doubts, tiredness, to not complete a practical step. Sometimes we win and complete the step and sometimes we don’t. There is hope. We can stop them and the Self Hypnosis Tools will help. You will get motivated, stop the excuses, and complete the step.
Today we look at how we can stop the trigger when they come up. It can take time. It’s taken us years to build these bad habits up and it may take some time to stop them. Over a period of time they will get weaker and weaker until they are just thoughts occasionally popping into our head which we can easily brush aside. In the future they may surface again so watch out for them.
What’s important here is that we have an Action Plan. We can make up our own, use the one below, come up with a way to overcome cravings, excuses, tiredness whatever comes up.
Do the above when an excuses, stress, cravings, doubts, whatever to stop you from completing your practical step. We want to find your triggers and then let go of them and complete you step by following the above outline. Below are a number of ‘What can I do’ actions. Maybe make up a few of your own. Once you find a few actions you can turn it into a habit. Then you can stop asking the above questions if you want and just go right to it.
Come up with your own ways based on your goal. This will help you greatly.
Note you can modify, ignore, or make up your own. What’s important is that you have a plan.
Have a good day.
Garry Waligore Hypnotist