I am a firm believer that when it come to how we spend our time, the majority of it should be spent on things that help us achieve our goals and objectives in life. We all have goals that we would like to accomplish and you can achieve your goals if you are prepared to find the time to focus on achieving them. In order to make the required time you have to see your goals as both achievable and important. Only then will you find the time to make a plan as to how you are going to achieve your goals. There are many key tips that you can follow that will increase your chances of success, my top six are listed below.
6 tips to help you achieve your goals
The goals that are the most likely to materialize are the ones that you are most passionate about. If you deeply desire the goal you have in mind, you will be better poised to see results or a positive resolution. Keep the fire burning for any goal you want to achieve and you will be better off. This stands to reason because you will be more focused and more motivated to continue through, even when it’s not easy.
Visualize Your Outcome
It may seem basic, but visualization is the key tool to help you achieve your goals, and there are many success stories to back it up! You have most likely heard of people who say that they pictured themselves having already accomplished their goals and it really came true. By imagining or visualizing the final outcome, you will be training your mind to get to the place you are wanting to be. If you can’t picture yourself reaching your goal, it’s not going to be likely you’ll do it. You don’t need to spend hours visualizing your goal, but a few minutes each day is all that you really need.
Make A Plan
Once you have a goal in mind and can visualize yourself accomplishing it, it’s time to make a plan. You should be specific about timelines and steps you will take. Sometimes you may not know the exact path to take to accomplish a goal, but you’ll need to start somewhere. It’s ok to adjust the steps and timeline a bit as you go, but putting down a beginning structure will help you focus and stay on track to succeed.
Write It Down
Putting your goal on paper (or on the computer) is an important step in achieving success. You may think it is unnecessary, but in fact, writing or typing it is a way to indicate to yourself that you are serious about it and that you plan to go forward. Many people may think this step can be skipped, but actually it’s vital to achieving your goals and making your dream become a reality.
It’s very important to not only include milestones, but also to schedule tasks and milestones. Scheduling tasks, however small, will keep you moving forward, even if it feels like it’s in baby steps. If you keep the wheel turning, no matter how slowly, progress will eventually take on a life of its own and you will start to see your goals start to take shape. It’s normal to have to readjust schedules and timetables from time to time, but having it in your calendar will make it more of a reality to you.
Check In Regularly
It’s a great idea to see what you’ve listed as goals after some time has passed. It’s quite likely you will have already accomplished more than you thought possible! Goals that are tended to are like living entities. They thrive and grow with care and attention. Keep focused and you will be sure to manifest the success you are hoping for.
You can achieve your goals, but it does require time, effort and focus. In order to find the time to achieve your goals, you have to see your goals as both achievable and important. Following the tips above will help them to become so.
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Mike Gardner is The Time Doctor