Three months into 2014, how far have you gone in terms of reaching the goals you have set for yourself?
Whether you have decided to engage in a sport, learn to play a new instrument, or even push yourself to become more productive, setting and reaching goals can empower you. But goal setting is just one part of the equation. If you’ve set your sights upon something, including making more profits from digital options trading, it is crucial to create new habits. Think of habits as steps in a ladder. With each day that you stick to that habit, you get closer to your intended goal.
Make no mistake about it — creating good habits is not that easy. Anyone who has tried to quit smoking or stick to a diet or fitness regimen knows how easy it is to fall back into old routines. Here are a few helpful tips for creating and sticking to good habits.
The first thing you ought to do is identify your goal. For a binary options trader, that may mean setting a weekly, monthly or even annual financial target.
Once you have set an achievable goal for yourself, your next order of business would be setting aside time to create a habit. For example, if you are trying to learn how to play the guitar, you have to set aside time to practice. In the beginning, you may find that you can hardly hold down the strings to play an “A” chord. But over time, as you put in time and effort into practicing, you’ll see that you can overcome your initial difficulties.
Of course, that is not to say that everything will go on seamlessly. Over time, you might find that you’re nowhere near your intended goal. In such instances, it is time to re-evaluate the things that you are currently doing and see what works and what does not. Often, people fail because they overreach in creating goals. In such cases, you’d want to taper a bit and set more achievable goals. Also, you might want to change your tactics if your current scheme does not seem to work for you.
Practices do not become habits overnight. Depending on which source you are looking at, it can take as little as 21 days to form new ones, although new studies indicate that 66 days would be a more realistic timeframe for that. As you go on your journey, you may find that you are relapsing to old habits. The key here is to fortify your self-discipline. One useful trick you can do is to use visualization. Create a collage. Change your desktop background. Visual aids can help you stay motivated when things start getting rougher.
Finally, enlist the aid of the people around you. People often have a higher success rate in terms of sticking to new habits when they are made accountable to other people.