You can achieve your goals and dreams and live a happy and fulfilling life. Achieving your goals will be far simpler if you focus on them and follow these steps when setting and chasing them. Take the bull by the horns and make things happen.
- Define It
What do you want? What goal do you want to achieve? If it isn’t something that you feel committed to then it will be more difficult. Setting your goals is about you, not making someone else happy, or something that you aren’t that interested in. How can you chase a goal that you’re not investing in for you? Your goal should be something you truly want to achieve.
- Commit Yourself
Once you know the goal, you are striving for you need to commit yourself to it. Don’t just think about, make a pledge, and write it down. You’re more likely to achieve those goals when you have written them down and reflect on them often. It also allows you to create milestones and track your progress. It’s an effective motivational tool.
Therefore, you know your goal, you are totally committed to it, and you have even taken the time to write it down. It’s time to be accountable. One effective method for this is in having an accountability partner. This is someone you can report to and share your progress with, whether it’s a daily catch-up or less frequently. If you know someone is there to see how you are progressing, then you are far more likely to continue you journey. You can blog about it or even use social media as an accountability partner, though nothing beats human interaction.
- Start At The Shallow End
There’s a temptation to dive right in, but you cannot forget that you’re not running a sprint, you are in a marathon. It’s about achieving the goal and moving forward as you improve your life. If your goal is related to weight loss then you want to lose the weight and keep it off, not just diet for a couple of months and revert to normal when you hit your goal weight. You’ll just gain the weight back and be back to square one. It’s about building healthy habits and the most effective way to do this is by doing something little and often. If your goal is to stop drinking soda, then start by cutting one from your daily intake and when you’d normally have that can of cola you can have a glass of water.
- Build It Up
Now that you have started small, you can build upon it. There’s no need to rush, as mentioned above it is a marathon.
When you’ve been practicing this for a month or two you will start to notice your habits are taking root, they’re becoming ingrained. You are invested even if you do experience the odd slip up. Anything in life worth having requires your time and commitment, whether it’s losing weight, getting that promotion at work, or just living a healthier lifestyle. A slip up isn’t the end of the world, so don’t blow it all just because you’ve experienced one setback.
Set goals that you want to achieve and set yourself up to succeed by following the steps
we’ve listed above. Invest in yourself, commit to your goals, and be accountable. It truly
doesn’t matter what your goal is, this can be applied to any situation and guide you to the success you crave.
So, what is it that you want to achieve?
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