When we set goals, we make a whole host of false assumptions that stops us from achieving them. Achieving something is an art form. There are a number of things that you need to master to become someone who regularly achieves their goals. There really is a kind of formula to it. Since we are at the beginning of the year, I wanted to spell out this formula for you and help you start out with a game plan.
1. DESIGN AN EXCITING AND CLEAR GOAL
To start with you need to be clear about what you want. You need to describe it to yourself in such a way that it is exciting and inspiring and amazing!
2. CHECK THAT THE GOAL IS WORTH IT
Next, consider how this goal will impact the rest of your life and the people in your life. Investigate what the consequences are of working toward it and how it will be once you have succeeded. Think about the short term and long term.
3. IDENTIFY THE CHALLENGES YOU WILL FACE
It is then important to understand what the things that can hold you back from achieving these goals are!! Get clear on the challenges.
4. DECIDE HOW YOU WILL HANDLE THEM
Once you know what might get in the way, figure out how you are going to successfully overcome any challenge that presents itself.
5. BUILD A STRATEGY TO ACHIEVE THE GOAL
Now that you know what you want and what you need to do to handle challenges, design a strategy of the steps that you need to take in order to achieve the goal.
6. BE HONEST ABOUT THE TIME FRAME
Most of us make the poor flaw of underestimating how long something will take. We often get distracted or interrupted by other events along the way. It is important to consider realistically how long you will take to achieve this goal.
7. DISCIPLINE YOURSELF TO TAKE THE SPECIFIED ACTION CONSISTENTLY
Now that you know what to do, the critical thing to do is make sure you are committed to taking regular and consistent behaviours every single day.
This year can be really incredible if you focus on making it that way and achieve whatever you want. This is your year!
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