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Setting Goals And Expectations Without Being Forceful

May 6, 2008
Every day we are setting expectations of ourselves and those around us. It could be expectations that you need to set at work, at home, or even with friends. We don't notice how often we are actually doing this, but we have expectations of everyone that we come into contact with.

Some people are really great at doing this because they go about it in a positive manner and they realize that it's unreasonable to expect perfection for every little detail. Others are very forceful about it and they get angry when people don't live up to the expectation (a.k.a. Type "A" people).

Having a more positive attitude about this will allow you to influence people more easily and have them respect you and your expectations. You can approach setting expectations in every situation in a positive manner with the help of goal affirmations.

Using Goal Affirmations to Get More Done

These goal affirmations may or may not be something that you share with others. We all need to remind ourselves about our goals, each day, so we can influence and motivate ourselves to reach and perhaps exceed our goals.

Free positive affirmations help us by simply reminding ourselves of our goal and how we can reach it with a smile instead of with a fist.

We have all met those people that set goals for us and were harsh about it, which, of course, only made us resentful, angry and non-participative in reaching the goal. We have all, also, met those people who were very goal oriented but were positive about it, and they made us all want to jump on and push toward the goal. This slight difference in mindset is often the difference between the most successful coaches and the average coaches. And which would you rather have as your chief motivator and manager? Which would you rather be?

Quiet Your Mind with Positive Goal Setting Techniques

Using goal setting expectations, you can quiet your mind for just a few seconds and remind yourself that a positive approach is always better. When you promote goals, both for yourselves or others, with an air of excitement instead of hysteria you will find that people, and even you, are more willing to participate. Free positive affirmations are something that a lot of people start using to help them reach their own goals and they soon find that when they use these goals to motivate themselves they are better able to motivate others.

If you believe it would help, share your goal affirmations with those that you are working with. Many people will take to free positive affirmations and will then share your excitement and help to motivate others, allowing for the group to reach or exceed a goal a lot faster and with a better attitude than you might have ever expected.

Goal affirmations can be a powerful tool in any setting, whether they are used in personal or business settings, because they give the individual something to focus on and they allow everyone to approach the goal with a unified positive attitude instead of stress and anxiety that often accompanies people in pursue of their goals.
About the Author
Ronnie Nijmeh is the president and founder of ACQYR.com, a motivational website with free wallpaper downloads, positive affirmations, motivational articles and much more. Visit now to read some free positive affirmations and personal reflections.
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