Give your internal critic a day off and focus on why you want to achieve some goal. The why is critical because if you have a strong meaning to a particular goal the chances are high that you will achieve it. Take out a piece of paper and write down all the benefits of the desired goal. Will it make your life better? Will it have a positive effect on others? The more you bring to your conscious mind the goal moves from your wish list to your choice list. Once this is done, select one simple behavior that is necessary to move toward the goal. Repeat this every day and celebrate any positive movement toward the goal.