Six Tips For Setting Goals

Six Tips For Setting Goals


Ever had a dream you want to see become a reality? Ever had a goal that you’ve felt has always been that little bit too far out of reach? Here are a few simple things that I have recently implemented into my life that I strongly believe you should try if you want to achieve your goals.


Tip 1: Decide What You Want


            Take some time to set yourself up somewhere you can focus and really think about your ideal lifestyle. Go somewhere that you know helps you stay calm and relaxed, this could be anywhere from your bedroom to out in the wilderness somewhere. Think about what it is that you really want to do in life; Do you want to get fit or lose weight? Do you want to run a business? Do you want to help people in need? Do you want to be a professional athlete? How do you want to live? What sort car do you want to drive? Once you have a clear idea of what you really want, start to write out a few goals that will help you to get there. At the beginning it doesn’t have to be anything massive.

After all, success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.


Tip 2: Write Your Goals As Though You Have Already Completed Them


            Once you have written down an outline of your ambitions and written out some goals to help you get there, re-write them as though you have already completed them. I want to own a lotus exige and hence that goal is written on my list as “I own a lotus exige”. For the non car lovers out there, it’s a fancy little car. I find it helps me to keep the idea reinforced in my mind and helps me to stay focused on that goal, its also a cheeky little confidence booster too.


Tip 3: Revisit Your Goals Everyday


            At some point during the day be sure to read over yours goals to keep them fresh in your head.  It is best to view them every morning so you know where to focus your efforts for the day. If you need to, read over your goals multiple times each day to stay on task and keep motivation.


Tip 4: Surround Yourself With People Who Will Help You Achieve Your Goals.


            The people you surround yourself with and the people closest to you will have a dramatic impact on the person you become and your values. Through out my high schooling years some of my closest friends I loved science. As a result we all went on to do science courses at university, because it was what we collectively valued. Even though science is a beautiful and intriguing thing and I strongly urge people to give science a go, a few of my friends and I have found that our passions lie in very different fields. Make sure you know what you want and surround yourself with people who will push you to get there.


Tip 5: Make Sure To Value Your Goals


            This is a simple thing to say but a very hard thing to do. If your goal is to become a leading sponge salesman but you hate making calls and sending emails to potential clients, how on earth are you going to achieve that goal? You need to place value on the things you know will give you success such as the calls and emails in this case. If your goal is to build a better relationship with your partner, but you begrudgingly help them get ready in the morning, how are you going to achieve that goal of a better relationship? Instead, try valuing the fact that you’ve made things easier for the one you love.  They are less stressed and you can be happy knowing you went out of your way and put in the extra effort to help your partner. It is a hard thing to do but well worth it in the long run.


Tip 6: Aim High


            Now you have at least got an idea of the goals you want to achieve, drastically increase each goal. If you want to be a millionaire write down your goal is to become a multi-millionaire. If you want to own a Ferrari, write down that you want to own 5 Ferrari’s. I’ve found this helps me not only to stay focused but pushes me beyond what I thought I was capable of. It is far better to fail at being a multi millionaire and having 1.5 million in the bank then it is to fail at being a millionaire and only having half a million in the bank. Its better to fail at doing 10 flips in a row and only being able to perform 6, then it is to fail at doing 2 in a row and only being able to perform 1.


I know some of what I have written may sound a little crazy but I promise the mental gymnastics here will help you build up your mindset. It will help you stay focused and then who knows what you can achieve. If you do decide to give this a go, I’d love to hear from you and what it is that you want to or have achieved.


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