How To Stay Motivated To Reach Your Goals?

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A lot of individuals are guilty of attempting to undertake their goals utilizing a series of trial and error approaches.

They arbitrarily throw their energy out there with all their might on the few steps they acknowledge, believing that this will get them to their destination.

They handle their goals in a hit-or-miss approach, and then hope that everything will turn for the better ultimately.

Although it might work in the short-term and on littler goals, it doesn’t work with huge, long-run goals.

For instance, you might get away with dropping off 5 lbs. of weight by simply eating less and working out more, but to drop off additional weight and sustain that weight loss calls for proper strategy.

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The Basics

A lot of individuals have this misconceived notion of goal accomplishment as they only come into contact with the events of others’ goals.

They’re not tangled in all the thought-processes, intricacies and literal planning that went into the accomplishment of those goals.

Have a look at Olympians. They don’t win their medals because they merely blindly train daily. There are a lot of things that happen behind the scenes, like training by the most beneficial coaches, suitable diets, self-help courses to put them in the correct mindset, studying the correct techniques, and so forth.

Microsoft didn’t get to where it is today because of luck. It was by conscious strategizing and preparation that allowed the company to carve its particular niche in the market.

Stay Motivated

Motivation makes you feel as though you’re full of life and ready to accomplish anything you have to in order to accomplish the goals that you’ve set for yourself.

Motivation…we’re all giving chase to it, but few of us comprehend it, or why we lose it first of all.

What is implied by motivation?

Motivation is the innate desire to accomplish a goal, blended with the passion and vitality to work towards accomplishing that goal.

People who are motivated have a want to take on fresh ventures and satisfy the requirements essential to finish the undertaking.

Motivation is a characteristic that we all need in order to accomplish anything in our lives.

Without motivation, we’d all merely give up at the slimmest inclination of hardship. Motivation is the initiator that inspires and encourages us to be our finest.

Somebody who’s motivated will do anything it takes to be successful in accomplishing their goals. Motivation may alter your life by inspiring you to get everything you wish out of life, regardless what others try to tell you.

It’s possible for somebody who’s stricken by poverty to become motivated and turn everything around into a life of abundance.

Motivation provides us the passion that we require to start exploring our options in life as well as the bravery to see these aspirations through to reality.

If you’re distressed with your present situation, it’s most likely due to the fact that your present situation doesn’t motivate you.

You have to take it upon yourself to determine what it is that you really want out of life. Consider the type of life-style that you wish to lead and the sort of career you wish.

When you know what makes you happy and alter your life center, you’ll be excited to leap out of bed each morning.

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Why we drop off our motivation:

3 basic factors lead to the loss of our motivation, they are:

1. Deficiency of direction. You won’t be motivated to accomplish your goals if you don’t understand what those goals are.

2. Deficiency of self-confidence. Trusting you’ll fail is the best way to see to it.

3. Deficiency of focus. Not recognizing what it is that you wish will lead to wondering if you even wish anything at all.

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Hints on how to remain motivated:

If you lack motivation, you likewise lack ambition, exuberance and zest. Motivations makes you feel as though you’re full of life and prepared to do anything you have to in order to accomplish the goals that you’ve set for yourself.

When you discover your motivation, you’ll be more pleased, you’ll have more vitality and you’ll be able to see the favorable results clearly in your brain.

You have to enhance the motivation inside you and waken your inner power to push yourself in the direction of accomplishing your aspirations, regardless how great or small they might be.

Here are a couple hints to help you discover your motivation and hang on to it:

1. Arrange goals. If you arrange goals for yourself, discovering the motivation to accomplish those goals will come easier.

2. Complete everything you begin. Make a promise to yourself that regardless what occurs, you have to always arrive at the finish line.

3. Unify with like minds. Favorable attitudes appear to be contagious. Encircle yourself with like-minded individuals who have the motivation that you seek.

4. Don’t postpone for tomorrow what you are able to get accomplished today. If you dilly-dally, you’ll get lazy, and lose all motivation to succeed.

5. Never quit. Patience and doggedness to keep going and remain strong regardless what comes along will provide you the motivation you require to succeed.

6. Perpetually remind yourself that you are able to win. Envision your goals and how pleased you’ll be when you’ve everything you wish.

7. Start with visualizing your future success and model the feelings you’ll experience when you achieve it.

8. Mentally walk the path towards this success and base your feelings at different milestones on the way.

9. Assign a high priority to each task that you must achieve which will give each task a priority in your mind.

10. Set a target for the amount of work you will do each day toward your goals.

11. Visualize the desired outcome: Create a picture of what the desired outcome will look like, and have this vision in your mind at all times.

12. Set milestones of the things you like to do and the things that you are good at.

13. Use visual indicators to monitor progress and complete the task.

14. Give yourself affirmations to remind yourself of how capable you are at reaching your goals.

15. Watch movies that motivate you.

16. Listen to music that motivates you.

17. If you work better with competition, make a deal with a friend or family member to compete for the goal for example who gets there first! It can be hypothetical and doesn’t necessarily have to be for real

18. Get help and support from people around you or from a professional in the field for example a personal trainer, finance manager and others.

19. Define your own version of success. Don’t let others define success for you.

20. Ignore any negative influences or responses to your efforts.

21. Make a conscious effort to do better than you have ever done in the past.

22. Focus on the positive achievements and not the negatives.

23. Share your successes with others as this will keep you focused and help you voice your accomplishments which will realize your achievements for you.

24. Acknowledge your strengths and weaknesses and work on them both.

25. Train yourself to finish what you start by refusing to quit until you are done.

26. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and don’t punish yourself for making them. Express your goals in a positive way. That is a key component to setting goals that you can attain.

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How To Successfully Focus On Your Goals?

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How to Focus Your Life with Goals?

Life can sometimes be overwhelming. Without a clear direction, you will most likely wander around the planet in a helpless state.

You will not know what to do or when to do it.  You’ll almost follow through with a million dollar idea.

You’ll almost do everything you ever wanted to do.  However, this is definitely no way to live.  Luckily there is another way, a much better way, in fact.

In order to live the life you choose, there must be structure.  Your life must have ordered if you want to succeed.  The best way that has been proven to work is through the use of goal setting.

Without a goal, you will be unhappy and live an unfulfilled life.  With a goal, you will zero in on exactly what you want.  You will be happier and more fulfilled.

Did you know that only about three out of every 100 people ever actually decide on their goal?

Many people go through life without any clear direction and they get exactly what they prepare for.

They may say, “I wish I could buy that car.” This is quite different than setting a goal to by the car by a certain date.

One method will get you the car and the other one will leave you standing outside the dealership window crying.

 

Which one would you rather use?

Is it any wonder that such a small percentage of the world’s population controls a vast majority of the wealth? This minority is the goal-setters of the world.  They ask for what they want and then they receive it.

 

How can you begin to set a goal?

There are a few criteria that must be followed.  First of all the goal must be clearly defined.

You can’t say, “I want a new car”. You must say “I want a brand new black Mercedes with tinted windows and chrome 20” rims.” 

The picture must be absolutely crystal clear in your mind.

Next, you must give yourself a time limit.  If you never nail yourself down to a time limit, you will probably never achieve the goal.

You must be held accountable.  You must also believe that you can get it. Without belief, nothing is possible.

Lastly, you must make an irrevocable commitment that you will achieve the goal.  There is no turning back.  If you change your mind at every obstacle, you will never get what you want.

Make up your mind and go for it. What have you got to lose?

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Do You Need Focus To Achieve Your Goals Faster?

Let me ask you another question

What is the shortest distance between two points?

This isn’t a trick, the answers very simple yes it’s one that you were taught at school

…A straight line!

So what does this have to do with you achieving your dreams in the shortest possible time, before they fade away and you lose sight of them?

Simple, you need to be traveling straight towards them at all times. That way you’ll get there as quickly as you can.

So why don’t you always head straight in the direction of your goals, why doesn’t everyone always do that?

There are lots of reasons why people don’t always head towards their goals. Maybe they make excuses like:

“I just don’t have the energy”

“My cat/dog/goldfish was ill”

“I was too busy” (watching the television…)

“I was going to but my friend/distant aunt/uncle/cousin phoned”

“I had other things on my mind”

Or sometimes they get confused. There are just too many options to choose from.

Or they actually start doing something and following a path and then some new fad comes along and they switch to that and then the next one and the next…

In the end, they run around in circles getting nowhere. So many people flit around from idea to idea never accomplishing anything.

Or maybe they just over-complicate things, adding lots of extra steps to get from where they are to where they want to be.

How many of these things have you done? Go on be honest…

Occasionally there are things that just can’t be avoided – major dramas, serious illnesses and accidents and these will demand your attention, slow you down for a while.

But so often people let these events stop them completely.

None of these things have to happen. They are choices. We let ourselves get distracted.

Whatever your favorite form of distraction the result is that you lose sight of your goals and you waste your time and energy getting nowhere.

Until eventually discouraged and disheartened you give up ever trying to reach that goal.

 

The Habit that can Save the Day

So how can you avoid the pitfalls of distraction?

There’s one very important mental habit that can make a difference, one learned by all successful people in all walks of life – business, the sciences, the arts….

 FOCUS

Focus your mind and your energy on your goals. Don’t let problems and distractions get in your way. Remember what you focus on is what you get.

If you choose to focus on distractions then you’ll get nowhere. If you choose to focus on your goals, then you will get there.

  • Focus is a habit that you should practice daily.
  • Take time every day to remind yourself where it is you want to go.
  • Have a well thought out a plan that clearly states where you want to go and how you are going to get there – make it believable so that you don’t feel tempted to change horses mid-stream.
  • Everyday plan the time you are going to use that day. Make sure you know when you are going to do the things you must do to get you moving forward that day.
  • If distractions do come up, pause, take a deep breath. Remind yourself about your plan. Ask yourself does this thing help me or hinder me? Only do the things that help you.

Use the Right Tools

If you aren’t in the habit of focus it can be very difficult to do. You will need to work to change your habits.

Remember there are lots of tools out there that can help you to improve your focus.

For example writing a simple “to-do” list every day helps a lot of people. If this isn’t enough there are a lot of personal development tools you can find to help you focus better. Find some tools that work for you and start using them.

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How to Focus on Your Goals?

Focus is the single most important factor that will determine whether your dreams come true or not. Depending on what your dreams are, there are so many rivers to cross.

Some hurdles look quite formidable, and a lot of folks give up at the first sign of a setback.

Focus helps you put your act together. It helps you mobilize your resources and channel them in one direction. That way, you make progress consistently in the direction of your goal or milestones.

Imagine the lamps in the front of your car. Most models use the same size and bulb and wattage. What makes a full beam is a focus. Driving on a dark road at midnight, you can see up to a kilometer ahead.

If the beam is focused further, it can generate heat. Focused further still, it cut through some materials. That is the power of focus.

To fulfill your dreams, you have to break it down into actionable segments, goals. Fulfilling the dream involves achieving the goals that make up the dream. Focus enables you to meet your goals.

Without focus, you become distracted. You lose direction. Your priorities get messed up. You start to look in different directions.

This may involve beginning other projects when the one at hand has not been pursued to a logical conclusion.

The cycle continues, and the net effect is that you litter the landscape with abandoned projects. If you consider the time, energy and resources committed to these abandoned projects, put together and focused on one project, results would have been achieved.

Keep your eyes where you are going, and you will get there. Keep your eyes where you are, and you will get lost.

Have you ever wondered what the difference between a magnet and a nail is? They are both made of carbon steel. It is in its molecular structure. Each has a north and south polarity.

In the magnet, all the molecules are in perfect alignment, all north poles pointing in one direction (to make the north pole) and all south poles pointing in the opposite direction (to make the south pole).

This is what accumulates to constitute the magnetic force.

In the nail, the alignment is haphazard. They point in all directions. The net effect is that the electromagnetic forces cancel themselves and the resultant magnetic force is nil.

If you bring a nail within the magnetic field of a magnet, it sucks it in. While still attached to the magnet, the nail becomes a magnet too, and can magnet other metals.

What happens is the magnetic force of the magnet forces the molecules in the nail to put its act together and line up in one direction. If you remove the nail, its molecular array returns to its former state, and it becomes a non-magnet one more time.

The magnet is a focused guy. He pulls its resources together and achieves. The nail is a confused guy. He deploys its resources in all directions, jumps from project to project and cancels out whatever progress he would have made.

As a shrewd manager of your time, energy and resources you need to plan and focus. You may have a thousand ideas. Create an idea bank in your computer and store them for safekeeping. Each idea has its time.

Nothing can stop an idea whose time has come. If you run before time, you wear yourself out and add your idea to your database of abandoned projects. Instead of the idea motivating you, it now becomes a source of discouragement.

Each well-run army knows its strategic strengths, and how many theaters of war it can prosecute simultaneously. If it overstretches itself, it sets itself up for defeat.

It may be time step back to review your current ongoing projects. Take a second look at your short term and long term goals.

Do you still believe in your dream? If so, look at projects that are on the critical path to the fulfillment of your dream.

Suspend projects that distract you from getting to where you are headed. If all your ongoing projects are relevant, assign priorities to them, continue with the most critical, and keep the others in view. Pursue one project to its logical conclusion.

It may not necessarily mean staying permanently on one project. You can push it to a stage that it becomes self-sustaining or delegate-able to others, then delegate and move on. It will continue to thrive, as you break new grounds.

Also, you can take on other projects, if and only if they do not distract you, or slow down your primary thrust.

It does not make sense to complain that you don’t have enough time to do the things you need to do, simply because you got your life cluttered with so many things that are nice, but not absolutely necessary.

It is great to start. Most folks don’t. But starting alone is not enough. Finish what you start. The laurel belongs to those who finish, not to starters.

The end of the matter is better than the beginning thereof. If you remain focused long enough, you will get to the finish line.

 

Some of the focus activities that you can use:

  1. Write down your goal and review it frequently. Immerse yourself in it.
  2. Surround yourself with associate items, pictures, smells, feels, and/or tastes.
  3. Think as if it’s on layaway, it’s in the bank, and confidently pay the price.
  4. Create future references by visualizing you have received them already.
  5. Talk about them all the time, and record my own enthusiastic voice to listen to.
  6. Control your focus by crowding out the negative, overwhelming it with positive.
  7. Break down your actions to the ridiculously simple, be specific.
  8. Committed to yourself, your wife, and everyone you cared about. (built up importance)
  9. Set your mind to ‘win’, there is no other option to consider.
  10. Have faith that this will happen, use the peak to peek principle.

One focus to success. Build momentum in all things instead of a distraction. It is all about focus. You can make this work for you too.

The real question to ask yourself is this:

How can I take these 10 ‘focus’ strategies, use them as a checklist of sorts, apply them to my most important goal, make them work for me, and enjoy the process?

Well, how can you? And will you? You Can Do It! Go for it!

 

 

Why It’s Necessary For You To Track And Monitor Your Goals?

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Do your monitor your goals?

Do you track your goals?

Tracking your goal progress is an ongoing process because it can take you lots of time to complete one goal.

During that process, you need to closely look at your progress towards the goal because if you did not maintain a steady pace then, you will get distracted from your goal.

Monitoring reminds you of your goal and gives you more motivation. The more time you spend in thinking about your goal, more motivation you will get out of it.

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To Track your Goals, Work Towards your Goal

You can make the progress towards your goal easier by splitting up a complex task into simpler tasks.

This eases up the whole burden of working day and night. You can make simple tasks and these tasks can be as simple as to look at a list.

Choosing one item because this is not about the volume of the task but it is all about taking a step towards your goal.

You can make a simple strategy to check your goal progress. For example, when I set a goal that I need to make my typing speed 50 words per minute then, I will have so many ways of checking it.

There are software, online tool and other things which can check my typing speed. The more I check, the more it will motivate me to work even harder to increase it.

People get bored by executing same and complex tasks and in the end, they give up on their mission.

This is just another way to give up your goal while you can always make your way interesting and colorful by making tasks simpler for you.

For example, if you have to write a book on people’s opinion about a particular subject then, instead of doing research for one week and writing in next week, you should split the tasks and gather information for 3 days and write about that information for three days.

This change will not let you get bored and your work will also be done in proper way. Another way of making your progress more concrete is to share your goal with someone.

This strategy works for many people because when they know that they have to answer someone about their daily of weekly progress then, they work even harder.

This partner can be your wife, your hubby, your best friend, your son, your daughter or anyone whom you trust.

The progress report also depends on the volume of the goal. You can make a weekly schedule, monthly or annually. For personal goals, it is recommended to have weekly reporting because that is a best-suited approach.

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Progress Means Getting Close to Success

If you can measure the progress of your goal, it means that you are on the right path.

Progress measurement depends upon the volume of your goal because you can schedule either weekly reporting, daily or even annual but reporting is a must.

When you see that you are making a considerable amount of progress, it will take you to one step closer to your goal.

You can note your daily or weekly progress and when you will see this progress chart, then, it will keep you interested in your main goal because you will start getting the fruits of that goal with every little step that you will take.

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Monitor your Goals Instead of Changing your Goal 

Changing your Goal or Modifying it is Cheating with Yourself

There is another common misconception about goal setting process that you cannot change your goal.

This is a wrong concept because you can modify your goals according to your progress.  If you are experiencing more problems than expected then, you can always change your goal course.

The main goal should not be altered but you can always change your approach to the goal.

If you are failing in approaching to your goal and your progress measurement system is showing you very less or zero progress then, you should alter the whole course and start making a new effective plan.

Some people say that changing goal course is not a good idea because it can discourage you from approaching the goal.

This is true to some extent but you can alter your course once and do not make it a habit to change the whole plan after regular intervals of time.

Try to execute your steps with perfection and get results. If you started to experiment a lot then, this will disturb the whole momentum and it may happen that you get tired of struggling.

The basic theme of goal should never be changed. Instead, you can just modify your approach according to the latest suitable circumstances.

Circumstances do not remain even all the time and they can change with times.

It may happen that you had set your goal and its progress path according to some different circumstances in mind and when these things change then, they do not give any kind of ultimatum.

 

 

Why The VIPER Model Promotes Goal Achievement?

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Are you familiar with VIPER model of goal achievement? You frequently see a lot of other self-help authors expounding different techniques to goal accomplishment.

A few discuss how goal accomplishment is all about not shilly-shallying, being motivated, relentless, self-disciplined, ‘just doing it’, etc. At best, these can be fluffy, air-filled techniques for goals.

While these tools are crucial to being sure, they don’t provide you any insights as to ‘what’ precisely are the central steps required to accomplish your goals.

Doggedness and want may take you far, but they may only take you so far without a suitable strategy to hold everything united.

You surely can’t rely on doggedness and want alone to accomplish your big goals. A smarter, more integrated approach is required instead of simply haphazardly trying different things.

What is deficient is a holistic, single system that captures the key crucial steps for successful goal accomplishment.

VIPER is an undivided, holistic model that covers all that’s to be done in goal accomplishment, from beginning to end.

It kickoffs with the visualization of your goal, to beyond your goal, where you recap what you’ve done and the lessons you are able to follow for the next time.

It maps the cardinal steps you need to do for each goal you quest after and guides you throughout the entire process.

V-I-P-E-R is a 5-step model

It lists the five crucial steps for successful goal accomplishment.

These five steps are:

  • Visualize: Truly visualize the goal
  • Implement: Implement techniques to succeed in the goal
  • Planning: distinguish plan factors based on the techniques
  • Execution: Get moving on the plan and goal
  • Recap: evaluate the outcome and future steps

VIPER is actually a term that is used for several different things… snakes, cars airplanes…things with power.

With VIPER, you’ll discover that it gives you the might to crack even what appeared to be the most difficult goals in the past.

Goals you never believed doable will begin coming within your reach, and in a matter of time, subdued. I personally utilize this framework to accomplish my long-run goals and it’s worked marvels in achieving my goals.

Don’t let the simplicity of the model fool you. While these five steps appear very easy by themselves, they’re the core of successful goal achievements, particularly for big goals where the ‘What’ and ‘How’ toward accomplishing them becomes subtle.

That being stated, VIPER isn’t a miracle pill which omits the hard work to accomplish goals. VIPER isn’t an elixir which lets you accomplish your goals without hoisting a finger. At the end of the day, you still need to put in the time and energy for your goals.

But with VIPER, you’ll discover the goal accomplishment to be significantly simpler. Rather than success being a random, hit-or-miss event, it will become a predictable, secured outcome.

You’ll begin seeing your goals come to fruition and wonder why you fought so long with them in the first place.

Things to recognize about VIPER:

1. Good for any goal.

What goals are you going after? Getting a job you love? Slimming down? Increasing hits on your blog? Arranging your business? Bettering your health? Purchasing a new house? Constructing stronger relationships?

Regardless what goal you have, VIPER is wholly applicable and relevant. In brief, it may be utilized for literally any goal in the world. If we take the example of constructing a bridge, this is what we’ll see with the model:

Visualize: Truly visualize building the bridge
Implement: implement techniques to build a bridge, like overcoming wind resistance, seeing to it the bridge can support its own weight, amidst others
Planning: distinguish plan factors like bridge location , size of team, safeguards, precise sort and number of materials to use in construction, and so forth
Execution: employed workers, secured construction materials, began actual construction of the bridge
Recap: evaluated the final structure.

2. Every step is needed in the success of the goal.

They’re separate parts of a system that make it whole. Attempting to omit any of the steps will endanger your chances and level of success.

3. The steps happen in sequence.

The steps happen in sequence – implying the first step needs to be completed prior to going to the second, etc.

Therefore, every step ought to be specified as precisely as possible prior to moving to the next to preclude disruption and rework.

For instance, you determine the goal for yourself to drop off 20 lbs. You arrive at a series of techniques and plans.

Nevertheless, as you begin dropping off the weight, you discover yourself feeling wore out, unhealthy and appearing weak.

You recognize that you don’t just want to lose 20 lbs of weight. You really simply want to be fit. Since the cornerstone of the goal is different, this alters the steps, like an expanded focus on training, selecting healthy foods, rather than simply slimming down.

The further you are in carrying out the goal and the larger the magnitude of alteration in the initial step, the harder it will be to re-script your plans to reflect the change. Therefore, it’s crucial to be stringent with each step of the model.

4. Advancement through the steps represents your goal being evidenced in your mind to physical production.

As you begin with the beginning step, it’s basically a creation in your brain. As you move through the steps, you’re basically taking that virtual creation in your brain and giving it physical form and shape in our world.

5. Better fitted for medium to huge goals.

VIPER is a model for attaining your huge goals, which you’ve attempted to accomplish but hasn’t succeeded, or you feel are too overpowering for you.

If you’ve little goals, which you’re fairly confident about, it may be quicker and more effective to forge ahead and conquer them.

Going through each of the five steps requires investing time and effort, which may not pay off, with modest goals. The bigger the goal, the more essential the role VIPER!

6. Gets you ready for success in your goal.

Holding this orderly approach to goal accomplishment helps dramatically step-up your chances of success for 2  reasons:

First of all, if there are issues with accomplishing the goal, you are able to always review and discover exactly which stage the issue bobbed up, then fix it from there.

Second, it sees to it that all bases are covered and you don’t leave any stone unturned.

In the quest for your goals, you’ll without doubt face matters that swerve you off track. It’s all right to be frustrated in the process. Face your letdown, learn how to cope with it, but don’t let yourself be plagued by it.

As long as you carry out the VIPER model, you’ll experience success with your goals. Regardless how hard a goal may appear to be, it will be possible to accomplish it.

If you feel the goal appears unattainable, it’s because you haven’t uncovered the fundamental set of patterns and paths that let you accomplish it. When you successfully do that, you’ll find that the goal is exceedingly accessible.

Remember that the earth’s most successful individuals have set huge goals and accomplished them as they kept their steadfast vision.

When you properly draw up the map associating you to your end destination, all it takes is doggedness before you finally accomplish your goals. As you go after your goals, remember to savor the journey.

Goal accomplishment is but one stop; the journey is the longest of the whole procedure. You must savor your journey.

 

 

 

Why Your Values Matter In Achieving Your Goals?

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Are your goals align with your values? What are a few of your greatest goals in life? To slim down? To take in more revenue? To be on your dream vacation?

To assemble your own business? Would you love to live in abundance? To be in the best health? To find your life mate? To have a loving household?

For any of these goals, have you ever experienced the resolve to accomplish it, commit resources toward it, work at it for a long time period, only to have it flop finally?

Your time and energy are exceedingly precious, so it’s better to invest a little portion of time to arrange the right goals.

You don’t wish to waste your efforts on ill set goals and wind up crying over spilled milk after discovering you’ve spent your time in vain. You don’t want to be blowing time on goals you never truly wanted in the first place.

Guide to Determine the Correct Goals

As you set your goal, you need to see to it that they stick to the precepts below.

1. Guarantee congruency with your life purpose.

Your goals need to be specified in the context of your life purpose. Everything in your life should be in line with your purpose. Your purpose is the centering for everything in your life.

If your goals and your purpose are not congruent with each other, it either implies:

1. Your goals are not inline with what you very wish to accomplish. If so, review them to comprehend your fundamental motives for listing them

2. You’ve limited the definition of your purpose. If this is the case, attempt to build on the definition of your purpose.

Do you recognize what your purpose is?

By distinguishing your purpose, you then have conclusive clarity on your direction and focus in life. The last thing you wish to do is to spend your whole life attempting to grow apples when you really wanted oranges.

2. See to it your goal is an 80/20 goal.

How much does this goal interest you?

Is this goal a central goal in your life – put differently, an 80/20 goal?

Your 80/20 goal refers to the twenty percent of goals which when accomplished, will give you eighty percent of the collective happiness from accomplishing all your goals.

What are these 20% goals, which truly interest you?

These are what you ought to begin focusing on.

3. Comprehend your motives.

Have you ever had an experience where you chased a goal totally, only to discover you never truly required it?

There are a few common symptoms, which come out when you don’t really want a specific goal: like self-sabotaging yourself in your goal quest, missing interest during the goal accomplishment process, feeling empty after the goal has been accomplished.

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As you determine your goal, be unclouded on your fundamental motives. Your goal ought to be something that you truly want, and not what other people want for you.

How come you want this goal?

Is it for you or for other people?

What will you accomplish out of getting this goal?

Being unclouded on your fundamental desires will drive you ahead in the times when you face obstructions.

If you discover yourself setting a goal, which isn’t what you truly want but what other people want you to do, it’s a sign that you’re chasing after imposed purposes –purposes placed upon you by others around you.

It’s the opposite of freeing purposes – purposes that are live creations by you and your cognizance.

Put ruling values at the base of the goal setting procedure.

Each goal needs to be linked specifically to a regulating value.

For instance, if variety in the workforce is a value espoused by your organization, then, at any rate, one goal must further variety.

Each goal ought to be linked to a regulating value.

Short-run, mid-term and long-run goals are then based on the solid foundation of your values.

If the goal you set is congruent with and lets you live your most significant values, you’re more likely to achieve the goal.

Arrange goals in all aspects of your life, to sustain your life balance. The balance likewise helps you achieve goals as every aspect of your life is exemplified in your goals.

You’re less likely to go through warring priorities if each aspect of your life has a value-based goal.

Arrange goals in these areas.

  • Loved ones and Home
  • Financial and Occupation
  • Spiritual and Moral
  • Physical and Wellness
  • Sociable and Cultural
  • Mental and Education

Till one is committed, there’s reluctance, the opportunity to pull away, always ineffectiveness.

Regarding all acts of initiative and creation, there’s one primary truth the ignorance of which obliterates countless ideas and brilliant plans: the minute one decidedly commits oneself, then providence moves also.

All types of things happen to help one that would never otherwise have happened.

A whole river of events comes forth from the decision, raising in one’s favor all fashion of unexpected incidents, meetings and material help which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.

Whatever you are able to do, or dream you can, start it! Nerve has genius, magic, and power in it.

Trust you are able to achieve the goal

Each of us bears a little voice in our head. It’s the voice of our subconscious mind, judging self. On a day-to-day basis, we lock in self-talk.

We judge every situation we encounter. We talk about events and plans in our minds.

Our commentary is both favorable and damaging. Favorable ideas and planning support the achievement of our goals.

Damaging ideas and comments sabotage our self-respect and self-assurance, and negatively affect our ability to achieve our goals.

Hear your voice. You are able to alter its tone by trusting in yourself and in your ability to achieve your goals and resolutions.

Utilize this unconscious critic to positively confirm your goal setting success.

Paint a brilliant final result

Traditionally, goals were instituted around measurable results. This works well if the results are measurable.

Don’t tie yourself to arranging only measurable goals. However, you might find yourself centering on the trivial, as it’s measurable, instead of on your most significant results.

Occasionally the most significant goals, the non-urgent, vital goals, are difficult to measure.

“Research alternatives for a business on the internet”, is hard to measure, whereas the steps, when you make a conclusion, are simple to measure.

“Study about fresh options and thinking around performance management”, is hard to measure in any substantial way.

The following step, “design a fresh assessment system”, is simpler to specify and measure.

With goals that are difficult to measure, begin with a picture in your brain, that you place on paper that describes the result you’re looking for.

Make the picture as brilliant as you are able to.

 

 

How to Identify Your Goals?

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Before anything else, how do you recognize your goals? Are they worth pursuing? Setting up your goals is the most important and crucial thing. People often cannot set goals for them.

In fact, they cannot set great goals for them because ordinary goals are easy to set but a goal which can give you an unexpected result and you do not know the way to achieve it is not a great goal at all.

 

Things to Look for while Identifying your Goals

There are hundreds of decisions which we make in our routine life and most of these decisions are made by keeping their pleasant or odd outcome in mind.

This is the basic thing for making any kind of decision and this same strategy works for making your goals. You can make a great goal by idealizing its outcome.

 

If you can sense this impact of that particular goal on your life then, this will turn into a great goal.

There are different types of goals which a person can set for him or herself.

For example, goals can be

  • Financial
  • Personal
  • Spiritual
  • Career

 

If your goals are related to any of these are all of these then, you need to think about each one of this turn by turn. Write down each and every point which comes in your mind.

It may happen that you can have a lot of points about one category while nothing for another. This is normal and there is no need to panic about this.

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Try to Imagine the Outcome of Every Goal you Write

After writing everything, you need to imagine the realistic outcome of every goal which you have written down in the above procedure.

There is an effective way to do it, when you are finished writing your goals for each of the above category then, make a heading of pleaser and another heading of pain in front of every goal.

In pleasure heading, try to imagine the things which you will achieve after accomplishing that particular goal.

 

You can say that in pleasure box, you will write the achievement of the goal and will tell yourself that after achieving this goal, you will be able to have these facilities and happenings with you.

Similarly in the other box which is a pain, you will write all the troubles and tensions which you can possibly face while achieving that particular goal.

 

Make sure that you do not only think of that goal’s impact on your life and circumstances instead, think it in a wider way and think about its impact on other’s life too who are related to your life.

 

It can often happen that a particular goal may give you some happiness and achievement but when you know its impact on other’s life then, this could be a devastating decision to chase that goal.

 

 

Make Pain and Pleasures your Motivation to Achieve the Goal

You always need some inspiration to achieve a particular goal and this inspiration can come from lots of factors.

If your pain box is full of thoughts then, you should motivate yourself to achieve that goal and use these points to encourage and progress.

 

You can categorize the hurdles of your way by making a long-term advantage against every pain. Understand this fact from a very simple example.

If you have a made your goal that you have to become smart then, you will face lots of difficulties during this process of being smart.

 

Now there are two points of views which you can adopt, you can either quit dieting, exercise, and other similar things by saying that these tasks are too painful and you cannot continue their execution or you can adopt and take these difficulties positively.

Think about the long-term benefits that after being slim, you will feel more healthy, you will be free from tension of extra weight, your immune system will be improved, you will be more active in your work and other similar advantages.

 

Once you imagine these advantages in your mind then, you will feel very relaxed and whole goal achieving process will become easy and smooth.

This process is just like a belief because you will work according to some strict rules and in this strict execution.

You will face lots of difficulties which will try to keep you away from the purpose but you should not be distracted.

 

Instead, these difficulties should encourage you even more and you should think about the bigger advantages which you will get after completion of your goal.

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Rating your Goal is Important

Another aspect which people often forget is to set the priorities of each goal. You should try to set priorities for every goal and work on that particular goal according to that very priority.

 

This will not only make my work better but it will also make sure that everything is going according to plan.

Another very important thing is to back yourself even for some wrong decisions because once a philosopher said that:

“Once you decide something then, stand on it like a man and never back down, no matter what the consequence is.”

 

This small quote can tell you lots of very important things and firs of it tell you about self-determination and making sure that you are not wrong in anything. Give logic for everything and try to follow that logic for the rest of struggle.

 

Coming back to the rating of your goals, you should rate each goal with numbers from 0-10.

Set their priority according to their number. Make your lowest priority goal number 10 goals and make your highest priority goal your number 1 goal.

 

This means that you need to work for your number one goal, no matter what the circumstances are but you can relax a little about your goal number 10.

 

Making your Goals Clear in your Mind and Starting to Work Out

This is another very important part of goal setting process that you need to make your goal clear in your mind.

 

The best method which you can adopt for this is to make an effective measuring system that can measure the progress and completion level of your goal.

Without a measuring system, your goal will not be very gettable. This measuring system can be numbering or it can be just “yes/no” or it can be some intermediary process.

 

While you are chasing a meaningful goal, you should keep away from terms like, improve, help, change or make better because these terms will lead you to lots of confusion.

And once you get confused about the effectiveness of your goal then, the whole idea of setting up a goal will die.

 

 

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Do you have SMART Goals?

Not all goals are created equal. Do you have challenging goals, exciting goals or smart goals?

There is saying by some author “A dream is a wish your heart makes, but a goal is a dream with a deadline.”

 

Do not let your dream put to waste or just wander around in your head or let it disappear into thin air. Set some goals for it. Create a smart goal to accomplish them and turn them to life.

 

You can make dreams your realities and once you start making your dreams your realities then, there will no way back and you will be traveling on the merry way of success.

 

Change your perspective about your dreams, put it in a timeframe and let it be a smart goal.

 

You might be familiar with this but let’s have a deeper look still. Now let’s check what SMART goals mean.

 

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MAKING YOUR GOALS MORE SPECIFIC

If you are pursuing a target then, you need to be very specific and concentrate on just one thing. A similar scheme is applicable for goals because if you are distracted and double minded then, you may lose your path towards your goal.

 

Another important thing in making your goals more specific is not to concentrate on multiple things instead, try to make your routine and focus your energy on just one purpose.

 

Even if you want to run multiple tasks for achieving some goal then, you should split these multiple activities in different time frames because if you run multiple tasks in parallel then, both of such tasks will be half done and they may have flaws in them.

 

For example, if I want to write an EBook but at the same time, I want to write articles for some paper. Then, I will try to separate these two tasks in different days of the week.

 

The reason for that, because I know that if I started these two things in parallel then, both of these will become low in quality and I will not be able to concentrate fully on either of these things.

 

This is the way to make your goal more specific.

 

MAKING YOUR GOAL MEASURABLE

A measurable goal is another advantage which you can avail because measurement will encourage you to progress even more and you will become more devoted and strong for achieving your goal.

 

I will tell you more about measurement and monitoring in coming chapters but here you should make sure that you must not set an unlimited goal. You should always set some easy landmarks which you can achieve and mark your percentage of completion on these landmarks.

 

If not precisely but, at least make a rough idea and make sure that you are getting closer to your goal with every landmark.

 

These small measurements will not only help you to get closer to your goal but after every measurement, you can also alter your path if you think that altering the path will rectify the problems.

 

This is the easiest and simplest way of making your goal getting strategy more refined. People often carry on one plan for the whole goal achievement and face lots of difficulties while you can enhance your goal getting the path in so many ways and this can be possible only by making your goal progress measurable.

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MAKING YOUR GOAL ATTAINABLE

Attainable means realistic and making your goal attainable means that you should attempt something which should more realistic and possible in a proper and legal way.

 

If you made some unrealistic dream your goal then, things will start fuzzy and you will lose control over your goal. There is another simple way of making your goal attainable and that is to split your goal into simpler tasks.

 

You can create subtasks from one big task and that will make it easier for you. For example, if you have to learn basketball then, you should start by just throwing the ball in one direction and on a particular height. This will take you to the next level and you will be able to learn other skills of basketball easily.

 

SETTING A RELEVANT GOAL

Making your goal as much relevant to your field or personality as you can is another very important thing. If you made your goal by following someone else’s instructions then, it may happen that, your circumstances may not work for that goal.

 

Every goal requires a different set of circumstances because there are different skills, different requirements and different path for every goal to be achieved.

 

You cannot just select some random goal from someone else’s life and start making your way towards that goal. This will lead you to just chaos and nothing else.

 

You need to think a lot before choosing a goal and make sure that you have selected a goal after a thorough research on every subject. You should select a goal which should be related to your field of expertise for example if you are interested in sports then, you can make a goal to master some sports.

 

Similarly, if you are working in finance department then, you can select some goal like making your own finance company and there can be hundreds of such examples but never make some irrelevant goal like if you like sports then, you cannot set a financial goal.

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SETTING TIME LIMIT FOR YOUR GOAL

It often happens that people set their goals for an unlimited amount of time. This is not the right approach to go because this will relax you too much and you will not be able to work consistently.

 

On the other hand, if you have a deadline approaching then, it can make you think about your progress rate. You can either make your progress fast or you can relax, depending on the time frame.

 

An effective way to do that is to make a partner and share your goal with him or her.

 

This will help you in a way that you will feel accountable to that person. He or she will ask you for your daily of weekly progress towards your goal and that person will also tell you the exact measurement of your progress.

 

When you know that you have to answer someone’s questions then, you will feel more responsible and work even harder. Setting a deadline also means that, you have to complete your goal in order to start another one.

 

This will encourage you to complete your goal fast and faster you complete your goal, more time you will get for your other goals and so on.

 

 

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Achieve Your Goals With These Five Doable Steps

How do you achieve your goals? What are some doable steps you are doing right now to reach them? There is a lot more to achieving any goal than just having the goal. But it is this first step.

You may wonder how some people seem so great at achieving their goals while other people aren’t so good at it.

Part of the reason why some people fail is that they do not have a specific goal, one that is clear and focused. In addition, they do not have a schedule of action to actually work toward achieving the goal.

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In order to meet any goal, start doing these five things today.

1. Craft Clear, Specific and Doable Goals

For any goal to be achievable it must first be clear and very specific. But, it also must be possible. You do want to challenge yourself a bit, and set the goal high, but you want to ensure that any goal you set is possible.

Therefore, you will need to do a little research in order to set a goal. For instance, let’s say your ultimate goal is to lose 50 pounds.

Obviously, anyone who needs to lose 50 pounds and sets their mind to it can do so, but they can’t and shouldn’t do it in one month. So an unreasonable goal is “I want to lose 50 pounds in a month.”

Instead, a more reasonable and doable goal is to state “I want to lose 50 pounds in 30 weeks.” This is in line with health recommendations not to lose more than 2 pounds per week and gives you a little cushion for plateaus and other issues.

 

2. Each Goal Needs Set Actionable Tasks

Additionally, any goal that you really want to meet needs to have the “why” and the “how” included with the “what” of the goal. In the example above you want to lose 50 pounds in 30 weeks, which will be a little less than 2 pounds per week.

You’ll need to look at your diet, compute the number of calories you should consume and the amount of exercise you need to see those results.

Thankfully, today there are online calculators to help you determine this easily, but let’s say that you determine that if you consumed 1800 calories a day, and walked for 20 minutes each day, you would achieve your goal that you set within the time limit.

So, now you need to include planning your meals and fitting in the exercise necessary to reach your goal. But because of the research you did, you know exactly what is needed to be successful with the goal you set.

You can see a clear path to success just by going further and adding these actionable tasks:

– Eat 1800 calories a day

– Walk fast for 20 Minutes per day

Seeing that in black and white you can see that it’s very doable and achievable. But, there are a few more steps necessary to achieve your goals.

 

3. Schedule Everything

Do not leave anything to chance. Instead, schedule in the work necessary to reach your goals into a real calendar.

Writing a list isn’t good enough – you need to schedule in everything so that you don’t miss a single day due to losing track of your schedule.

You’ll need time to eat healthier, which requires more chopping and cooking, and you’ll need time to fit in the exercise, which is going to really take more than 20 minutes due to prep time and recovery time.

Be realistic about how long each thing will take and schedule them into your day properly.

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4. Take Action

No goal will ever be achieved if regular action isn’t taken each day. Each morning, look at your calendar and follow through on the plans that you’ve made and the criteria you’ve set for yourself to get things done.

All you have to do is the minimum necessary each day to reach your goal. When you get through each day having done the minimum, you’re a success – each and every single day.

There is nothing else that can be the result of daily action other than success when you think of it this way.

 

5. Repeat

Finally, you’ll need to repeat these steps every single day. When you make very specific and clear goals with very specific steps to achieving the goal, based on reality, you will soon discover the secret to success that seems to escape so many people.

The real secret is in the doing. It’s like going on a long hike – if you take one step at a time, moving in the direction of the map that you’ve planned out for yourself, you will get to the end and you will be a success.

Reaching your goals is just a matter of setting reasonable and realistic goals, and then setting up a schedule of actionable tasks and steps that bring about the end result you want.

You can start today to achieve your goals.

 

 

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How To Check Your Goals Effectively?

 

There is a lot more to goal setting than just picking a goal and moving forward. While that is important, it’s also important to ensure that you are setting the right goals at the right time so that you can truly be successful.

In order to ensure that you are setting the right goals for yourself, answer the following questions:

Are You Setting Specific and Realistic Goals?

It takes a little research to ensure that a goal is realistic. If you’re not sure if something is actually achievable then you’ve not done enough research.

Once you’ve set a goal that is indeed realistic, then you need to be specific enough in your description of it so that it’s also easy to take the goal, and work backward to create a schedule of actions needed to succeed.

Are Your Goals Multifaceted?

Focusing on only one part of your life is a bad idea. People live multidimensional lives and need to make goals for all areas of their lives in order to be successful.

If you have a wonderful business and career but your personal life suffers, then no matter how successful you are, you will not feel successful.

Something will always feel as if it’s missing from your life if your goals aren’t inclusive. Therefore, make sure your goals include something from each aspect of your life.

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Is Your Schedule Represents Real Need?

Once you create the schedule for yourself to reach each goal that you’ve set, you need to truly consider how representative it is of reality.

For example, your goal is to be healthy and reduce your cholesterol by 10 percent in six months. But, you haven’t set aside the time needed to exercise and eat right.

If you don’t schedule in the time needed, you won’t succeed because something will always be in your way taking time away from you. It will be very frustrating to practice your schedule because it doesn’t represent reality.

For instance, if you are going to exercise 30 minutes per day, setting aside only 30 minutes isn’t going to be realistic. You’ll probably need to set aside an hour to account for getting ready as well as cooling down or getting cleaned up to go back to work.

Are You Learning from Failure?

Many times when setting goals and schedules, instead of learning from failure, people give up.

Using the example above, once you implement your schedule to reach the goals that you have set, when you notice there are things you’ve forgotten to take into account, don’t give up. Learn from the failure and change the schedule to be more realistic.

You might find that in practice you have to rewrite all your goals and your schedule, but this is perfectly acceptable.

Many people believe failure is something negative, but the truth is, if you don’t fail sometimes you’re not going to learn much and it’s likely your goals are too easy.

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Do Your Goals Represent Your Needs and Wants or Someone Else’s?

A lot of people set goals that represent what someone else wants instead of what they want. This can really cause a lot of bad feelings and resentment which can derail the best-laid plans.

As you set your goals for your life, ask yourself if they’re really what you want for yourself or what someone else wants for you. Ask yourself if you’re okay with any goal you make being for someone else before you embark on your journey.

It’s okay to do things because of someone else, but it’s important that you are honest about that and make some goals for yourself too that don’t involve anyone else’s needs or wants.

Are You Checking them Often to Stay on Track?

Schedules are very important to the success of reaching any goal in life. To do lists pale in comparison to a well laid out a calendar of tasks and activities that get you from point “A” to point “B”.

See to it that you look at your schedule every morning and every night and note when you succeed on sticking to your schedule and where you don’t.

Noticing a pattern of activity can be helpful in fixing a poorly written schedule as well as staying realistic about whether or not you’re sticking to the plan.

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Are Your Goals Focused Positively?

When writing a goal it’s important to write them in a positive way, or at least a way that feels positive to you. In the quest to improve your life, try writing down a goal and then changing the words to sound more positive to see if it isn’t more motivating.

For instance, “losing weight” seems like a good goal, but for some people, it might signify deprivation. So instead, the person might frame the goal as “improving my BMI by 10 points” or “improving my cholesterol by 10 percent.”

 

Do You Have Too Many Goals Set at One Time?

Just as setting too few goals can be a problem, so can setting too many. Everyone has a personal life and a career life and points in between. If you have set goals in too many areas of life at once, you might tire yourself out and get overwhelmed.

Instead, pick one personal goal, and one other type of goal to focus on until you reach them, and then you can add more goals as time goes on. You don’t need to do everything today. Slow and steady wins the race is a good motto to hang on to.

Setting the right goals for yourself takes some thought and consideration. Don’t try to set all your goals in one day – instead, set some goals in different stages and in different areas of your life and give a lot of thought to why you’re making the goal in the first place.

Perhaps, there could be other questions to ask or other considerations to ponder in checking your goals. But these questions are good start for you to make sure that your goals are in the right track. And of course, that you are doing the necessary actions to accomplish them.