What’s stopping you from achieving your goals? Have you ever had a goal in mind but not known how to get started? Setting goals are important because they give us something to work towards. But what if you have yet to establish any goals for yourself? Where do you start? And how do you go about accomplishing them?
Goal setting is not just about looking into your crystal ball to get a clear image of what you want out of life. It’s about using self-discipline and tenacity in order to achieve that vision.
There are many ways to reach your goals, but the best way is the one that works for you. We put together 5 ways that we personally use to reach our goals. These tips were designed with personal goal setting in mind because that’s what’s important, but they can also be used to help you reach your business goals too.
Start Small To Feel Successful
One of the reasons people procrastinate is that they worry they are starting too small, that they won't achieve anything big. They worry that if they start small, it will be easy to give up. But starting small doesn't mean giving up. It doesn't mean anything is less worth doing. It's only that when you do make an important change, it will be easier.
Starting small doesn't mean a weak start. In carpentry, there's a saying: "Measure twice and cut once." It's good advice, not because it improves the odds of winning, but because failure is more likely. A carpenter who cuts twice is more likely to have his measurements wrong, so if he cuts once, he is more likely to succeed. Starting small does not mean giving up. It means you get a little more practice. That means that when you do make an important change, it will be easier.
Educate Yourself About Reaching Your Goal
To reach a goal, you need to know your goal. A goal is something you imagine to be possible, or impossible, or somewhere in between. If you don't know what the goal is, you can't figure out how to get there.
The things you know depend on what you learn and know. If you learn nothing, you won't know anything. Learning can be slow, and it may be hard to get started. But in general, it works.
So how do you know your goal?
What does it look like?
What would it be like?
Who would be working on it?
Once you've answered those questions, you can figure out what to do next.
Most people don't know their goal. They don't know what it feels like when they reach it. They don't know what it feels like to be working on a goal. So they don't know if they should try to get there, or if they should just give up.
Life is an experiment. You're free to try anything you want.
Suppose your goal is to become a successful businessman. What's stopping you? There's always a way if you really want something.
Learn From Your Mistakes
You can't learn from your mistakes if you don't know what you did wrong. The most useful way to learn from your mistakes is to write down what you did. That way you can review what you did and think about why. If you only remember things when your mistakes come back to haunt you, you won't remember them well enough to learn from your experience.
A mistake is often a mistake because it leads to other mistakes. So thinking about your mistakes always means thinking ahead. A mistake is often a mistake because it's easy to make. So look at the big picture. You can often recover from mistakes if you realize that you made them.
We tend to think of mistakes as failures. But isn't that just our ego talking? We think of ourselves, as we should, as successful, not failures. What it comes down to is pride. But pride is destructive. Remember that mistakes are also the only way to learn.
Keep Track Of Your Progress
I and my FGMB Team always keep a planner, we’re using the planner that we carefully thought and made. It is the first thing on our desks in the morning and the last thing we touch at night or before the end of our day. A lot of people are using it too to get organized and inspired everyday. Start planning your day the right way now!
Planners are weird. Many people say they don't like them. But planners are so strange, in a way, love letters, except that they are to oneself. Some people love planners, and others hate them. But almost everyone has an opinion. Planners are for losers, who prefer not to plan. Planners are for people who plan, who like the structure of it, and who like seeing their accomplishments in black and white. Planners are perfectionists, who like to live in a structured world. Planners are for people who don't like surprises, who like knowing where they stand. Planners are for people who want to achieve their goals.
Planners are for people who aren't afraid to make plans, and who don't mind changing their plans. Planners are for people who like to plan, and who like knowing how they're going to get there. Planners are for people who like knowing where they are going, and who like learning what they need to do to get there and who like knowing what's on their agenda, and who aren't afraid of hard work.
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You Create Your Own Luck, You Can Control Your Destiny
We all know that luck is important, but we tend to underestimate the part we play in generating it.
Most people think they are victims of circumstance. They blame their parents, their teachers, their classmates, their ethnic group, their place of birth, their economic status, their sex, their race, even the weather. But none of these things is destiny.
Destiny is what you yourself make. Destiny is what you choose to do. Destiny is what you alter.
Destiny is, among other things, power. Destiny gave us power over our own lives. We're the only ones who can decide what to do with it.
Besides, the future belongs to those who see possibilities before they become obvious.