Written By: Sheelagh Blumberg
We all want to live up to our fullest potential and achieve our goals. However, this is easier said than done. In this article, we will examine how you can stick to your goals and achieve them. Here are ten ways to help you achieve your goals;
Set clear and specific goals
To achieve your goals, you have to be clear and specific about what you want to accomplish. State exactly what you want to achieve and leave no room for ambiguity. Your goals should be crystal clear such that you know what exactly you need to do. Being clear about your goals will allow you to track your progress and know where you are. For instance, the goal – ‘I want to get rich’. This goal is rather unclear. It is more of a wish than an actual goal. A clear and specific goal would be – ‘I will make twenty million this year’. Setting clear and specific goals gives you a clear picture of what you want to achieve so that you can work towards that.
Share your goals
Sharing your goals with your friends and loved ones can be a great motivator to achieving them. Making other people aware of your goals effectively pushes you to achieve them because you do not want them to ridicule or shame you for failing. The people you share your goals with remind you of your goals and hold you accountable. This inspires you to pursue your goals even more.
Live day by day
Some people focus more on months or years rather than focusing on the present moment. Your goals can only be achieved through consciously striving to achieve them each day. If you want to achieve your goals, do not look at months or years. It is living every moment daily that really counts. Pay attention to how you live each day and whether you made a deliberate effort to achieve your goals. You must see each day as an opportunity to draw near to your goals.
Analyze your distractions
If you truly want to achieve your goals, evaluate your obstacles. Take time to analyze the distractions that cause you to waste your time. Once you figure out your distractions, find out how you can fight them or eradicate them completely. For example social media, your phone, computer, television, etc. If you truly want to achieve your goals, you have to get rid of any distractions and utilize your time. You have to invest maximum time on your goals if you truly want to achieve them.
Keep tabs on people who have already achieved your goals
To achieve your goals, you have to observe or monitor people who have already achieved what you want. You can do this by reading their books, following them on social media, watching their talks and interviews, etc. This will provide you with a blueprint or a guide to achieving your goals. It will also help you avoid their mistakes and hasten your journey towards achieving your goals.
Delegate or assign tasks
Do not spend all your time doing what you can pay others to do. Doing what others can do for you can cause you to waste precious time which you would have better utilized doing what you are best at. For instance, if your goal is to run a Youtube channel and you are good at scriptwriting, then it would be better to have someone help you with graphic designing while you focus on what you are good at.
Your goals have to be realistic and achievable. For instance, if you have just opened a start-up, it would be unrealistic to say that your goal is to make a million dollars in your first month. Your goal should be attainable so that you can stay motivated to achieve them.
Your goals should not be complex. They should be short and concise. Your mind should be able to understand your goals and go for them.
Associate with achievers and doers
If you want to achieve your goals, you should associate yourself with people who are highly motivated to achieve their goals. People who are determined in pursuing their goals will push you towards achieving your goals. So hang around positive and action-oriented people who challenge and inspire you to achieve your goals.
Be highly motivated
Achieving your goals is not a venture for the faint-hearted. While making goals is easy, making the necessary sacrifices and decisions towards actualizing these goals can be quite daunting. You need to stay motivated at all times to pursue your goals. You can do this by listening to motivational speakers. This will ensure you stay charged and enthusiastic about your goals.
Well, there you have it. If you observe these things, achieving your goals will be a matter of when rather than if.