I am about to give you some actionable tips I know will get you faster and closer to your personal goals.
It is common knowledge in this day and age that there is little one can achieve without setting definite goals.
So goal-setting is great, right?
But goals are not an end in themselves. Therefore, while it is good to set goals for yourself, it is equally important for you to implement and your personal goals.
It is only then that you will go on to achieve more in your life. Because, remember, one tiny goal achieved is one significant step taken forward to realizing your cherished life dreams.
In this article, I intend to show you what you need to do in order to keep achieving your goals
Examples of Personal Goals
Before we begin to look what needs to be done to make your goals a reality, let’s take a quick look at some of the commonest personal goals we all have.
- lose weight, the earlier, the better
- learn to read better
- relocate to a different part of town or country
- stop a bad habit
- put an end to a toxic relationships or friendship
- get more productive with your time
- start donating to charity
- save a certain amount of money
- put your spiritual life back on track
- start or complete a pet personal project
- get more prospects or turn them to active buyers in your online business
- start daily live video presentations on social media
- create an email list and start email marketing on your blog
- go back to school or acquire an additional qualification
- learn a new skill
- create a new source of income
And the list goes on and on.
Well, whatever your goals are, you will need to find ways to achieve them. So here come the most tried and trusted tips to drive you on to achieve your goals.
1. Be clear about what you want.
Have a look at the below Lewis Carroll quote I picked from Brainy Quotes.
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there.
We make a deadly mistake when we set goals that can only be described as distant, hazy fantasies.
For every goal you set for yourself, it is vital for your to know exactly what it is that you want. It is no good, for example, to just say I want to save money.
That’s not clear enough. State the exact amount you need to save.
It thus becomes easier for you to know what you must do to achieve exactly that.
2. Have a plan
You really need a roadmap to lead you to any destination worth going.
A person with a great goal but without a plan is like a sailor without a compass. Soon, you will get lost on the high seas. so to speak.
Before you even think of gathering the resources to enable you achieve your goal, you should have a solid action plan.
A plan makes your life easier when it comes to execution.
A good plan keeps you from groping in the dark. It prevents you from any tendency towards time wasting.
3. Organize your plan according to priority.
Remember that a plan can only serve your purpose when it is well organized.
Therefore, always make sure that your list of action steps is arranged in the most effective order.
This is what will enable you to know what to do and what not to do.
You will also know what to do now and what to do next so you can achieve your objective within the desired time limit.
4. Write it down.
It is best to state in black and white that personal goal of yours.
At least, you have something to go back to occasionally to remind you of your own commitments.
Today, we live in a world where we are forced to live with too many distractions. And you don’t want those shiny little objects to become an excuse for you not working on your goals.
The simple solution to the threat of forgetting or straying from an important personal goal is, therefore, to write it down.
5. Give yourself a deadline
Assign to your goal a specific time target.
Setting a deadline for the completion of a project is a powerful weapon you can use to fight that time thief we call procrastination.
So do it. Give yourself a reasonable deadline. Make sure it is a specific date.
This way, you will stay on course toward making that goal a reality.
6. Take immediate action
Do not allow anything to prevent you from taking that first step immediately.
Say no to the excuses. Just make your first move. And as you go along, you will figure out what to do next, then next after that, and so on.
It is said that a successful person is like a man who jumps out of a plane without a parachute and only figures out what to do on his way down.
Indeed, what differentiates those who are moving forward from those who remain at the same spot is action or lack of it.
This is why you need to take immediate action to be able to realize your ambition.
7. Resolve to do something each and every day
It is no use taking your time to set your goals, write them down or even take the first step if you have no interest in working on them every moment, every hour and every day.
Those who achieve their life dreams are the people who are not afraid to work in a consistent manner on their personal projects.
On the other hand, most failures are products of their own inaction and procrastination.
All you need to do is this. Make each and every moment count. Each morning when you wake up, resolve to do something, however little it may be, to move you in the direction of your goal.
This will definitely take you a step closer to your destination.
What you need to know
What I want you to know is that you have what it takes to achieve your goals.
But setting goals and achieving them can get tricky for those who don’t get the process right.
This is why too many find it difficult to get what they want out of life.
Are you prepared to do what it takes to set your goals and achieve them? Then I strongly advise that you act on the above tips.
What other ideas do you put into practice as you work to complete the goals you set for yourself? Simply drop them in a comment. I’ll be most grateful.