Achieving goals that you set for yourself only happens if you do the work to make them come to fruition. Talk is cheap. Anyone can say that they’re going to achieve something, but when the going gets rough, and the excitement fades away, everything is forgotten about. This is not the way you want to be, and if you’re trying to get somewhere in business, or in life, you won’t get very far if you don’t stick to achieving the goals you set for yourself.
So what I’ve done here, is share some of my goal setting theory tips, in the hopes that you’ll grab hold of them and implement them the next time you set out to achieve something. They’ve worked in my life, and they’ll work in yours, that is – if you work them.
Set your goals small.
If you set your goals so high that you never reach them, you’re going to get frustrated and quit. The idea is to get some momentum going, and as you start to realize that you’re achieving the smaller, shorter term goals you set out to achieve, then you can start to set your goals higher.
Listen to the message you’re putting out to the world.
If you’re negative and always down on yourself, as well as everyone else in the world, it’s going to show through and people aren’t going to want to hear your message anymore. Turn things around by being positive, and by sharing a message of hope, with everyone you come in contact with.
Go at it hard.
There’s no sense in doing something halfway. If you’re in, be committed. Take an aggressive approach and put forth a work effort like no one has ever seen before. No doubt, greatness takes work, but if you don’t commit to going at it hard everyday, your results are never going to be outstanding.
You need to bang out the work 7-days a week. There’s no downtime, at least not in the beginning, or when you’re in hot pursuit of your goal and you’re running out of time. Be smart by taking a little bit of time out of each day and dedicating it to working on getting closer to your goal.
Roll up your sleeves.
If you’re not willing to get dirty and do the work that no one else wants to do, it’s going to be an uphill battle for you. By rolling your sleeves up, you’ll quickly find what you like vs. what you dislike, and then you can really decide if the path that you’re on is what you really want.
Dump any fears you have.
Going at it scared will stunt your growth path. You have to be courages through every situation. Yes, it’s totally natural for fear to start to build up within yourself, but if you take the time to write down the fear that you’re feeling, and you talk about it with someone, you’ll see that courage can overtake any fears that you may be having.
Go to war.
Not in a bad sense, but in a sense where you set out to conquer whatever it is that you’re setting out to achieve. You need to be full force ahead, nonstop, everyday. Setbacks are going to occur, battles will be lost, battles will be won, but in the end, you’ll come out victorious if you commit to never giving up until you get to where you want to go.
Solve the mystery.
If you don’t solve the mystery for people, they’re going to solve it for themselves, so you’re better off just coming out and sharing why you want to achieve what you want to achieve, otherwise, people are going to come up with their own story, and it may not be what you want it to be. Just come clean and share the importance of why you want to achieve what you want to. It may not be important to them, but if it’s important to you — than it’s important — it’s that simple.
Know what you want.
If you don’t know what you want, how is anyone else ever going to know what you’re looking to achieve. Be precise with knowing what your exact goals are, along with estimated times that it will take you to achieve them. You need to know what you want, and you need to have an undying will to get there.
Do it your way.
There’s no right way to do it. What works for one person, may not work well for you. Build your own road. Yes, it’s great to take the lessons that you’ve learned from other people, but you still need to blend them all up into your own recipe for success. Use information and data to help you make educated decisions. Going from the gut is not always your best option.
That’s all of them for now. Remember, everything starts with you doing the work. Saying you’re going to achieve something, and then not doing anything to help yourself get there, is not good. Be the person that breaks out of the common everyday mold, and turn your life into something outstanding, by following through and achieving every goal you set for yourself.