7 Secrets of Getting Your Goals
If you've ever wanted to accomplish something but been unsure how to get started, this process could be what you were missing. These 7 steps show you how to set the right goals and then take action to make sure you get them.
If you've ever wanted to accomplish something but been unsure how to get started, this process could be what you were missing.
Sometimes it seems like getting where you want to be is just like trying to find your way out of a very large maze.
You know where you are now, and where you want to get to but the area between is shrouded in mystery and perhaps even fear.
Of course, you can get someone to guide you in the right direction but you'll have more chance of getting what you want if you create your own personal map.
Here are the seven steps you need to follow in order to do that:
1: Specify the Objective
Each goal you set should include information such as what specifically you want to achieve, by when, with whom and why you want it.
2: Break It Down
Every large goal is made up of smaller parts. These steps may be specific parts of the bigger goal or measured points on the way to achieving it.
3: Identify Clear Action Steps
You need to think about the action steps that will move you toward the finish line.
Daily actions are typically smaller in scale but are the things that become your regular habits.
Weekly actions may be larger and take longer to complete - and may involve an element of risk. They can include things like releasing your creations to the public, or increasing your business marketing efforts. These bolder actions usually bring about bigger results.
Monthly actions keep you on track through evaluating your progress and readjusting your plans if necessary.
4: Set a General Time-line for Completion
While setting a deadline can be incredibly motivating and keep you focused, it can also cause immense frustration if things don't move along at the pace you expect. So you need to set a deadline that is achievable.
5: Develop a 'Plan B'
As much as we'd like things to go according to plan, it doesn't always turn out like that. So having a 'Plan B' for every step of your journey can save a lot of time, not to mention frustration! Imagine the difference between feeling immobilized because your path is blocked, or calmly switching gears and moving to Plan B. It can make or break fulfillment of your goals.
6: Create the Right Mindset for Success
By now you should have a clear, detailed plan for achieving your goal. How could you fail with a plan like this? You couldn't . . . unless your own thoughts begin to work against you. There are three key things to keep in mind if you want to stay focused and motivated.
Commit to your goal: You must be willing to keep working toward what you want no matter how difficult it may seem at times.
Take action: The most detailed and effective plan is worthless if you never put it into action.
Let go: Don't get mired in frustration about things you can't control. Keep your attention squarely on what you can control, which is your own actions.
7: Evaluate Your Progress
Evaluation can help keep you honest about your efforts, reveal holes in your plans and inspire you to keep going when you notice even moderate results happening.
When you follow these steps, it becomes much easier to achieve your goals and objectives, no matter how ambitious they are.
You'll know how to conquer your inner demons (like fear and confusion), face challenges head-on, and move quickly and precisely to your chosen outcome.
You'll realize that your quality of life is completely within your control, and you need only follow a specific route to reach any destination you desire.
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Robert Greenshields helps people achieve greater success by changing their mindset. Subscribe to his free 7 part e-class on Getting Your Goals