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Achieving Your Goals

By Edited Oct 27, 2014 1 0

Dreams Really Do Come True

 All of us have dreams and ambitions, but like a dream these desires fade as time goes by. What once was clear and visible becomes cloudy and uncertain. There are a few simple concepts to make those dreams and ambitions reality.


Importance of Visualization


All goals start from within. As you develop a desire to accomplish something you need to have full desire and passion regarding the things that you want to achieve. This passion translates into a constant store house of thoughts and ideas in your mind that will lead to accomplishment. If your desire is weak, the results and the paths to success will also be weak or begin to diminish quickly. The primary step is to feed your dreams. Do this by taking pen and paper and listing all of the tings that you want to do.


Visualize yourself accomplishing all of your objectives. Your attitude and state of mind are critical and subconsciously control your actions in the process of setting and achieving your goals. You can keep pictures of key event and material needed to help you visualize success of your goal. When surfing the internet, look for images and other content that support the frame of mind that will encourage action. Join forums or other groups to expand your understanding of your passion to develop your interest. Follow the experts in your area of interest.  


Creating Your List


Next, you need to create a list of all of your goals. After listing all of your goals choose one and list all of the action steps required to accomplish that goal. Action is the single most important element needed to complete your goals. Without an action plan nothing gets done. For example, if your goal is to be financially secure, you have to determine action steps such as saving money, investing, working towards promotions, building a network of support and business connections, etc. Repeat this process for each goal on your list.


The more specific your action steps the clearer you will be on how to accomplish each step as well as the goal itself. For instance, instead of a simple goal recorded as; “Financial freedom”, record your goal with details, such "Earn 1 million dollars" in the next 5 years. You should also be specific about the action steps. For example, write "Save 10 dollars everyday", instead of simply "Save more". You should also create a dead line to finish tasks. Dead lines are motivating and will keep you moving toward each step all the way through to completion.


Think of Benefits or Consequences


In addition to recording your list of goals and action steps, you will also want to include the benefits and consequences once you reach them. For example, you can say "Financial security for my family", "Promotion to CMO", etc. These specific advantages will provide motivation. You can also include the consequences should you fail or delay by writing down things like "No money for college", "Poor retirement", etc.


The Right Attitude


You need to have the right attitude that will help you stick to your goals. The most important are consistency, patience and discipline. Consistency describes the work you put in to achieve the results you've always desired. Patience talks about waiting for the right opportunity and persevering despite some disappointments. Discipline means giving up some immediate gratification so you can realize your goals and lasting benefits in the long run.


You can practice the right attitude by talking to very successful people and finding a partner who can motivate you during times of doubt and trouble. It is important that you check your list on a regular basis and make the necessary adjustments as you progress through the process. Changes may be necessary but you have to stay focused on the goal, even if when life happens and thing get hard your detailed plan will get you back on track.



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