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The secret to helping students achieve their goals ⏱ 2 mins

Discover the real reason so many people fail to achieve their goals, despite their good intentions.

How many times have you sat in your studio with a student who, quite clearly, isn’t putting enough time and energy into their practice routine?

The student may be phenomenally talented and, on paper, have all the right attributes to succeed. But despite your encouragement and their good intentions, something is still amiss.

It’s an issue that BAST founder and vocal and mindset coach Line Hilton discusses in the latest episode of the Singing Teachers Talk podcast.

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In the podcast, Line discusses the importance of ensuring students understand the difference between a dream and a goal.

She also details a goal setting method called SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time Frame).

The real roadblock to success

Even the most in-depth planning and discussion will fall flat unless you address one other crucial issue – the elephant in the room that often goes unmentioned: mindset. According to Line, mindset is often the real reason people fail to achieve their goals.

“I often say to my clients: ‘Right, you’ve got these goals, you know where you want to go what you want to achieve. But what is standing in the way of you achieving that?’.

“Often, when the student reflects on that, they’ll say: ‘I’m standing in the way, I start things, but I never finish them’.

“Or ‘I allow my fear of not succeeding to stop me from actually going and doing things I need to do. I’ll prioritise other people over me, and then I won’t have any time to focus on what I need to focus on’.”

Underlying beliefs

Often the real issue is a feeling that we’re just not good enough or that we don’t deserve success.

“If you think that you’re a failure, then you will make sure that that becomes your truth,” Line says. “And you will continually do things that will prove that you are a failure. You either won’t do the work that’s required, or you won’t choose the right tasks or the right people.”

To learn more about goal setting and resetting negative beliefs, listen here to the latest episode of Singing Teachers Talk.

You can also read Imposter Syndrome: Spot the Signs and Symptoms on the BAST Blog.

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