If you have been following me of any length of time online, then you know how much I love goal setting.
I find that goals are useful in clarifying what we want, helping us to create an actionable plan, and give us the tools to evaluate our progress.
At the same time, having a clear idea of what we want can actually become a problem when we turn success into an all-or-nothing proposition. When we make our goals all or nothing, anything less than perfection will feel like a failure.
For example, let’s consider a painful knee that hurts at the level of a 7 on a 0 to 10 scale. If my all-or-nothing goal is to be completely pain free, even a reduction in the pain to a 2 will leave me feeling dissatisfied.
This causes two problems in the moment. First, we aren’t able to appreciate the progress we have made. Second, we are much less likely to take action again in the future because we are unlikely to attempt tasks at which we “failed” in the past.
This week I have a simple tap-along audio to help you celebrate the success you are having and to clear any resistance to keep taking action because you haven’t yet reached your goal.
You can find the full tapping script as a pdf of this audio over at Tapping Q and A Podcast Scripts and Transcripts.