Have you experienced the excitement of crafting your own habit or goal but only realize you get disappointed because it’s harder than expected to follow when you act on it? Yeah, I get it.
While making your habit SMART is important, asking yourself this question after setting your goal is as important or more important to ensure a better success rate of your habit.
Enter the confidence scale
Ask yourself this after setting your SMART goal:
“On a scale of 1-10, with 10 being ‘I’m gonna crush it no matter what!’, and 1 being ‘Oh man, I’m gonna get crushed.’, how confident am I on achieving my goals?”
We are looking at a minimum of 7/10. This shows you are motivated enough and have the ability to achieve your goal.
What if it’s a 6/10 and below?
And if you are getting a 6 and below, don’t worry, I got you covered!
Ask yourself this next:
“What modification can I make to bump it up to a 7?”
After you have come up with your modification(s), ask yourself the confidence scale question again to reassess.
It’s interesting to observe that sometimes what’s seems to be a good habit/goal may not necessarily be the one that works for you at this point in time. For example, some say getting in 4 times of workouts per week is good, but what if you only have 2 days to spare? Does it mean you won’t get the benefits from working out 2 times? Of course, you will! Work with what you have, and build from there! Give this confidence scale a try and let me know how it goes for you!
Disclaimer: Asking yourself these questions only increases your chances of being more successful. It means you still have to experiment and act on your goals!