Do you want to achieve your goals? Do you want to feel that amazing feeling full of emotion when you achieve your goal? It is a wonderful feeling and an amazing way to get inspired, be confident in yourself and feel like you can conquer anything you set your mind too.
Thought, it's no secret that life can get unbearably tough sometimes as well… It happens to the best of us. Often we feel stuck in a rut. We feel as if there is nowhere else to go. However, with just a small change of attitude and a touch of hope, we can truly turn our destiny into what we want it to be.
Achieving goals is possible when you believe in yourself, have successful planning habits, change or improve actions and the mindset, and follow a plan of action that becomes your recipe for success. There are many tips that you can follow. We suggest that you focus on one goal at a time and work towards that goal. Keep reading to find more tips on achieving goals:
The first step to achieving goals is to write down each and every goal that you set for yourself. Many opt to use a goal journal or a goal setting worksheet. This will become your goal's home. A place where your goal exists for you to read it as often as you need to. It's recommended to divide your goals into different areas.
Many choose to decide between "long-term" and "short-term" goals. As a general rule of thumb, long-term is anything beyond a year, while short-term is within a year. For example, a long-term goal is to own a new house within the next five years, while a short-term goal is to find a new job by the end of the year.
Since you want to select goals that are related to one another, focus on the topic. If you are interested in buying a new house, then set short term goals that will get you closer to buying that new house. The planning can be related to getting a part time job, doing research on which houses you want to buy, etc.
Setting goals should not only be about "wants", but instead, ways to get to what you want. Unfortunately, many times we treat a goal as a simple wish or want, not truly recognizing that there must be a realistic pathway to that want.
It's important that your goals are reasonable and explain a clear plan in which to attain the want. This is not to say that you shouldn't aim high, as you definitely should reach for the stars! This just means to exercise some realism on how to achieve that goal.
Let's look at an example. Say your goal is to earn $100,000 a year with your photography business. Instead of writing your goal as "I want $100,000 by the end of this year", opt to right your goal as "I will work hard to promote my photography business consistently and find leads for jobs, my goal is to make $100,000 in commission by the end of the year." From then on, you can establish your goals into timeline and come up with a plan on how to get there. Click Here to find out how to set SMART Goals.
Writing your goals as "I want" won't do too much to inspire you, and will be easily forgotten. However, writing your goals like the latter will inspire and guide you in the promise you have made to yourself.
It's too easy to be down when the going gets tough. Remember to think positive thoughts. After all, it is hard to achieve your goals when you don't believe in yourself. Remind yourself that you are worth it, and that you are more than capable of reaching your goals.
If you don't happen to achieve your goal in the time frame you set, don't panic. Set a new time for this goal and work from there. Things won't always go as planned, but that doesn't mean you should give up hope.
Another circumstance you should avoid is constantly obsessing over your goal. This will not help you to achieve it. However, it will cause you excess stress and slow you down. If you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, take a step back to take a break. Have some tea, watch a movie, and relax. Your goal will still be there once you regroup.
In conclusion, setting your goals is the first step to a healthier mind and a more productive lifestyle. Ask yourself, "What do I want, and how do I get there?” and then transfer the result onto paper. With the power of being positive on your side, you are sure to find a way out of right your rut and straight into you bright future. So, go out there and set those goals!