Anytime a person would like to succeed at a task, it is important to set goals that are able to keep. When a goal is made that can not be followed through with, the feeling is of great disappoint and less motivation for future plans. Reasonable goal setting that can be attained, will instill a greater confidence in a person. Once the plans have been made and followed through with, a sense of accomplished follows. A person will feel more capable of establishing greater expectations of themselves in the future. If you are a person that would like to establish a goal and keep it, here are a few things to keep in mind to be successful.

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Specific Goals:

When deciding what your goals need to be, it is important to be as specific and clear as possible. Unclear or undetailed intentions are hard to work toward and leave you with little to no direction. Make clear expectations of what you want to accomplish. For example, saying you would like to save more money isn’t a goal. Deciding how much money you need to save and then designate a manageable and specific amount of money to be set aside each month gives you a specific plan. When these kind of clear expectations are made, then you have an attainable end result.


It is important to break your goals down into smaller, more manageable tasks. Create milestones that you can check off on your list. Once you pass a milestone, celebrate the accomplishment. Even if you only achieve something small, make sure you acknowledge the success and share the news with others. Reaching any small accomplishment will give you the motivation to keep going. When there are milestones in your plan, if helps you feel less overwhelmed with the long term result. Your focus will be on just the next step which will be a much closer achievement than the end goal.

Allow Time:

It takes time to implement  new routines that are necessary for attain your desires. On the onset of making changes that have to take place, give yourself grace when you fail. Take each day as a new start on your task list, and forget how you handled the progress of your goals the day before. Even if you don’t accomplish what you planned to do one day, does not mean that you have failed. Pick back up on your task list as soon as possible.


Once you’re past your first milestone, it is time to re-evaluate your priority list. At this juncture, be sure to make an honest evaluation of your progress and re-adjust your goals accordingly. If you are working ahead of schedule, increase your expectations and output. However, if you are not where you thought you would be, change your plans and increase the amount of time you expect to reach your hopes.


To have the greatest success rate with meeting your goals, establishing community and  accountability with friends and family is vital. By sharing your intentions with others, you are more likely to keep yourself on task. On the days you don’t feel like working through your plan, having other people involved will help to hold you accountable. You are no longer just doing the task for yourself, but you are working to meet the expectations of others. It can also be beneficial to find other individuals that are working toward the same things you are. This further establishes community as you have someone to work with.

You are capable of setting ambitious goals and keeping them. By implementing these helpful tips and keeping the right attitude, you are sure exceed in your intentions. When it is hard to keep going, just remind yourself of where you want to be and keep pushing on.