How to Set and Achieve Goals in Your Life?
People do great job in setting goals but are not that good in achieving the goals. The roots of failure in achieving the goals lies in ‘deciding’ their life goals. First one should understand the goal setting process. Because that’s where the real struggle begins. What plans you have to achieve goals in life?
One should not decide his goal just on the basis of his interests, but should decide whether you can be solely committed to that goal or not? Sometimes people don’t realize that the goals they set, most of the time they are just interested in them and not committed. As there is a big difference between ‘interest’ or ‘commitment’.
When you are committed to something you don’t blame anybody for any problem you face, you be responsible, you don’t make excuses for not having according atmosphere, circumstances or resources.
Another mistake that people do, is to set a goal and work towards it with an ample amount of ‘hope’ in them. Which is not at all a good strategy since hope changes the possibility of achieving the goals merely into a probability.
Now ten quick ways to achieve the goals set by you are :-
1) Be specific about what you want to achieve
Most people, don’t know what they want to do with their life, and even after thinking hard, they don’t come up with something they really want to do. This is one of the main reasons that in spite of so many books on success, most people live an average life.
2) Draw up a plan of action
Devote as much time as you need to find a goal or goals, even minor goals are okay. Not everyone really desires great success and is willing to completely change his/her life. Not everyone desires to be a millionaire, or possesses the talent to make money.
After finding a goal that you really desire to achieve, draw up a plan, being as practical as possible.
3) Make a list of steps
List the steps you need to take, such as signing up for a course, studying, reading, developing the required skills, looking for a job, etc, and other steps you need to implement that will take you closer to achieving your goal.
4) Act, do not be passive
Take action and follow the steps on your list. Don’t just wait for things to happen.
5) Read and listen to advice
Read books or articles about what you want to achieve. Meet people who can help you and listen to their advice, but use your common sense and reason before accepting anything.
6) Alternative plans
If a certain plan doesn’t work, look for an alternative one.
7) Examine your goals periodically
Some goals aren’t worth achieving. Circumstances and people change. Some goals lose their importance. It is a good idea to re-examine your goals regularly and weed out the worthless ones.
8) Repeat affirmations
Affirm with faith and feelings that your goal has already been achieved. If you don’t undo your affirmations with doubts and lack of belief, they will be accepted by your subconscious mind, which will then provide you with more desire and motivation.
9) Visualize your goal
Visualization will also affect your subconscious mind, which will keep you motivated, focused on your goal, and more aware of ideas and opportunities.
10) Take action
Don’t just affirm and visualize and do nothing. Take any action required to bring your goal into fruition. Follow your intuition, new ideas and opportunities that present themselves, and accept help from other people.
Hope these tips to achieve goals would help you in long run.