There are all kinds of strategies, ways of thinking, patterns of behavior and practical tips for improving your confidence, but they're all redundant if the foundation isn't there. That foundation is the real you, the you that you know deep down you are. The trick is to find that and to bring out who you are to build your inner confidence.
SMART goals provide a simple framework for setting focused, actionable goals. The SMART framework is highly popular, and used across a multitude of settings. While arguably SMART goal setting is extremely effective, when it comes to personal goal setting, it lacks one of the most important pieces of the puzzle.
While we may not be able to speed up the departure of Covid and our return to normal life, we can take steps to boost our wellbeing, strengthen our resilience, and increase our mental, emotional, and physical strength. Based on one of the core frameworks in positive psychology, the PERMA framework, here are six ways to boost your wellbeing during the pandemic.
It's that time of year again when our focus turns to starting anew. The New Year – the perfect opportunity to set new goals and dream new dreams. But how often have you set yourself goals in the past and failed to follow through? Wouldn't it be nice to confidently achieve your goals this time? [...]
When it comes to achieving great things, setting the goal should be the easy bit. You decide what you want, come up with an awesome action plan, and then get to work. In reality, setting goals is deceptively tricky. In fact, much of our success depends on setting the right goal in the right way. Get this part wrong and you're likely to miss the target. These are four of the major mistakes people make when setting their goals that ultimately lead to their failure.
We each have an unconscious preference in the way we handle challenges in our lives. Some of us don the red cape and focus on fighting back against the issue. We point out all of the challenges, unfairness, and problems and seek to get them stopped or removed. Others put on the green cape and look for positive solutions instead, picking out the strengths, possibilities, and elements that are good and look for ways to build on those.