Editorial

5 Ways To Achieving Your Goals




Is there anything you want to accomplish in a twinkle of an eye, or you want to create something unique to achieve anything in life. It could be in your career, education, family, dream, and ambition. A question will keep asking itself inside of you "Is there a goal i want to accomplish?" to answer such a question there is a need to find where to start from. Nobody starts anything somewhere, it begins with something (an idea).


If you can not find a time to start it? It might be something you can't do without in your day-to-day life, why not reduce the amount of TV watching, or time spent browsing the internet, having a chat lately at night. It might be, to become an early riser, or to quit drinking alcohol, reducing relationship with friends.

I have several challenges too in my life that i often think about, but rarely take action on. Each time I’m reminded of one of them, I would guiltily say, “I really should do [blah]”, and then forget about it until the next time guilt creeps back into my head.

Here are 5 steps to achieving your goals:

1. SET YOUR GOALS

Figure out what you really want to do in life (where you ideally see yourself in the next 2-5 years) and write it down with absolute clarity…Because before you can begin working toward something you need to know what it is!

2. ACT ON IT

 Now that you know what you want, you need to take the necessary actions to move closer and closer toward it, until you arrive. What are some of the first steps you need to take? Take them now.  Be sure to move towards your goals each and every day by taking consistent action…Every. Single. Day.

3. ADJUST YOUR ACTION

Once you begin taking action you’ll find that unexpected challenges arise. This often requires that you honestly think, learn, understand, and assess which actions are working and which aren’t. Once you figure out what’s working and what’s not, you’ll need to adjust your actions and efforts to better suit the actual landscape you’re facing and the new knowledge you’ve acquired …This way, you can surpass these challenges and move ahead.

4. EMBRACE THE THREE P’s. 

PATIENCE, POSITIVITY, PERSEVERANCE.

Patience: As you’re working toward achieving your goals you’ll find that sometimes things don’t happen as quickly as you’d like. Stay patient…but keep your eyes open in case something really isn’t working (in that case you wouldn’t want to be too patient) J.


Positivity: When challenges arise (and they will), stay positive. By the time you arrive at your desired goal, you’ll either have forgotten about these challenges or you’ll remember them as being much easier than they initially seemed at the time.

Plus, when you’re rationally optimistic (not delusional and optimistic), you actually come up with better solutions to your challenges. Optimism is key because studies show that negativity makes us humans cognitively ‘slower’ for some reason…it actually interferes with our creative, problem-solving abilities.

Perseverance: Whatever you do, when challenges arise, when things seem hopeless or bad….Do not give up! The reason that many people don’t achieve their goals is that they give up. That’s the only reason. Don’t do it.

5  ENJOY THE JOURNEY

You know the saying, “life is a journey, not a destination.” So be sure to enjoy the journey of setting and working toward your goals. In fact, studies show that we humans are actually happiest in the moments right before we achieve our goals (as they’re coming into fruition), NOT right after.  So enjoy each and every step toward your goals because you never know when your ‘arrival’ is just around the corner.

Here’s another tip for the road:

As you set out to achieve your goals remember that all challenges you’ll face on the way actually serve to guide you in the right direction. More often than not, we all think we know exactly what to do as we head out toward realizing our dreams…but we soon learn that we don’t know everything.

That’s why the challenges we encounter (also known as ‘obstacles’) actually tell us which way to go! Think of challenges as ‘veer right’ signs that show up just when you’re about to make a left in life. Challenges guide you like that…

This means that all your challenges actually save you from going the wrong way! So as you set out to achieve your goals, welcome the challenges you face because they actually help you arrive at your desired destination.




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