Need help achieving your goals? I have outlined 5 tips to achieve your goals successfully.
We have all heard it before (or said it ourselves), “I have my short and long-term goals mapped out” but you never see them make stride- big or small- towards accomplishing those goals.
One of the easiest ways to fail at reaching your goal is to never try. What is the point of having a goal and no steps to get there? I have laid out 5 tips that have helped me reach my goals thus far in life.
Tip #1 To Achieve Your Goals
Your long term and short-term goals need to align with one another.
If my long term goal is to purchase a home in 10 years, then my short term goal needs to be to save $X,xxx in 5 years for a down payment.
Another example would be for weight loss if I want to lose 50 lbs. by the end of the year then my short term would be to change my eating habits and begin being more active.
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So often I see people have long term goals to “be a millionaire” but short term goals are to “travel every year” see what I mean?
If I want to be a millionaire then my short term goal needs to be to become as educated as possible in my field and begin investing in myself.
A good example would be: “My long term goal is to buy a home”. Your short term goals would need to be: “Repair my credit” “Research homes and chose my style” “Budget and save $X “.
Basically a long term goal is your overall want and your short term goals are how you are going to achieve it.
Tip #2 To Achieve Your Goals
If you do not meet your deadline it is okay.
I have been a victim of this many times when it comes to losing weight. If I did not lose the 10 pounds I wanted to for the month, then I chuck everything up to a loss.
Instead, I need to notice that I did not have to jump to get into my jeans or I didn’t lose my breath going up my stairs. In short, every stride is important. A temporary setback in plans is okay BUT you must still have plans.
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Tip #3 To Achieve Your Goals
Man, if I had a dollar for every time I heard that! From my education to my job to personal things, I like things done when I want them done!
I had to realize that everything happens when it is supposed to. If I did not get this job, it was not meant for me and I needed to patiently wait for MY job.
Tip #4 To Achieve Your Goals
Keep your goals updated and in plain sight.
I have my goals written on a draw erase board in my office. Every day, I am able to view them, remember what I need to do to get there, and take it day by day until I reach it.
Tip #5 To Achieve Your Goals
Cut off non-supporters.
Let me be clear on this tip. A non-supporter is a person who continuously “throws salt” on your dreams, belittles your strides to accomplishing your goals and does not support you in staying focused to achieve your goal.
Cut those “friends” off. I am sure you pictured someone in your mind when reading the description.
The person who evaluates your goals, gives you tips to improve them and holds you accountable is a supporter, you just may not like criticism. It is fine to speak with individuals and let them know how you like to be supported in your strive for greatness.
As they say a “closed mouth don’t get fed”, you cannot be upset about how individuals are “supporting” you. You have to inform them of what works for you!
As always remember I am here to help, reach out!