Simple Steps to Achieving Your Goals
Setting goals is not the easiest task, because you have to sit there and really think about what you want to accomplish. You have to actually try to figure out precisely what you want, when you want it and how you can obtain it. This is where we step in! We’ve come up with a few simple steps how to achieve your goals.
Step One: Ensure the goals you set are something that is achievable. I would love to give you the whole, “Be what you want to be” speech, but the truth is, if you are not actively pursuing your “BIG DREAM” then it probably won’t happen and thus be setting yourself up for failure. Therefore, ensure that you are making realistic and genuinely attainable goals. To help utilize the acronym SMART which means: Specific. Measurable. Attainable. Relevant. Time Bound.
Step Two: Ensure that the goals you have set for your life are something that YOU really want to do. If its something that does not motivate you, inspire you or encourage you to do better, then it will be less likely for you to try to attempt to go after them to begin with.
Step Three: Write your goals down and be specific and very clear about the goals that you are trying to achieve. If you have a vague goal such as; “lose weight” then it lacks direction. In order to achieve a goal, you must first have direction. Therefore, being as specific as possible can assist with obtaining your objective.
Step Four: Develop an action plan. Not only should you write your goals down, but you must also develop steps on how to achieve them.
Step Five: Track your progress. Whenever you are trying to achieve anything partaking in a way to track your growth is crucial because it allows you to visually see what you are achieving and can subconsciously stimulate your mind to do more. Once you start seeing progress it becomes an addiction.
Step Six: Learn how to re-adjust your approach to obtaining your goal. There are always different ways to achieving anything. As long as, the end result stays the same, discovering different ways to reach your goal is okay! Understand, that there is no one-size fits all when it comes to accomplishments. People are different and so are their methods of reaching their objectives.
Step Seven: Eliminate procrastination. Procrastination is the number one killer of dreams. You need to reevaluate what is not helping you reach your goal every single minute of every single day and cut it out of your daily routine. If social media takes up a lot of your time, then delete all of the apps from your mobile phone, if it’s television then cut off your cable. Be strategic in your methods for you to be more productive.
Step Eight: Make the most of your time- I understand that some people do not have all day to attend to their goals. Some of us have full time jobs, families, school and maybe all three at the same time, but that is no excuse. However, we know that even with all the things you have going on there is always some ‘downtime’. If you can find time to surf the web, get on social media, watch your favorite television show or movie and so on then you have time to work on your goals.
Step Nine: Wake up early. “The early bird gets the worm” and this my friend is 100 percent accurate. If by some reason you are unable to find time during the day with all the things that you have to do and all of the things that you have to get done to work towards your dreams. Then by all means, set your alarm clock before, the crack of dawn and grab a coffee! For some, waking up earlier may be a more viable option. Wake up one to two hours before everyone else and work on that business plan, meal prep, work-out, check emails and so forth, anything that can pertain to you getting ahead and accomplishing what you came to do.
Step Ten: Reward yourself along the way. However, make not that as long as you are making steady and consistent steps towards yours goals it’s okay to pat yourself on the back. But do not do this for every little step you take. This can unfortunately, have adverse affects and limit your ability to achieving the most you possibly can. Constantly giving yourself breaks can eventually lead to procrastinating thus delay the accomplishment on your goals.