Whatever that you want to become or achieve there is the need to make plans in respect of such a decision. If you want wealth , good relationships, health, spiritual growth in your life, you need to set specific goals in that particular area of your life that you want to improve. Goals are roadmaps that guide our everyday decisions; therefore we need to pay an undivided attention on how we set our goals.

You must set goals are simple, measurable, achievable, reasonable, and time bound (SMART), so that there is clarity as to what you should and shouldn’t do to achieve them. For example, if you want to increase your finance. You have to determine the specific amount you need per month or week. “I want to make $1000 per month in my online business”. There is a difference between how to set goals and how to achieve them, setting goals is relatively easy for everyone to do but the problem lies in how to achieve those goals, below are the specific things that you should consider if you want to achieve your goals effectively.

1 Attitude

Attitudes are more important in every circumstance of your life. They are the cluster of beliefs and a predisposition to act according to such beliefs. When you get your attitudes right they will make you committed to achieving your goal rather than interested in them. John Assaraf the CEO of neurogym said if you are committed in achieving your goals you will do whatever it takes to get there, but if you are interested in achieving your goals you will do what is convenient to you.

An attitude of resilience is one of the hallmark of success, for example “I will not give up never no matter what happens”, “I will acquire more knowledge about business rather than stopping after my attempts to grow in business fails”. Do not set goals base on your current circumstance. Attitudes are more important than facts. Make your goals in such a way that they empower you to take actions every day.

2 Strategies, tactics and process.

The second thing you need to consider is your strategies of achieving your goals. To effectively achieve your goals you have to get your plan of action at hand which you will use to get what you want.If your goal is to grow an online business, you could consider starting a blog, sign up for Google Ad Sense and affiliate marketing networks, design a good product. Another thing is your tactics. They are the medium you will use to get what you want. If you get that in place your need to determine the process of achieving your goals.

The process here refers to the series of actions that you will take to reach your goals. The actions that are necessary to achieve a goal vary depending on what you want. The actions that a businessperson will take is different from that of a sportsperson, however, one thing is common regardless of what you want to achieve. That is taking specific actions consistently.

Related: A complete guide to personal development.

3 Habits

When a habit emerges, the brain stops fully participating in decision making. It stops working so hard, or diverts focus to other tasks. So unless you deliberately fight a habit—unless you find new routines—the pattern will unfold automatically. Charles Duhigg

We all have bad and good habits each of them serves us in one moment or the other in our life. Having the good habits will make it easier for you to achieve your goals. Some inhibiting habits you have to stop are procrastination, doubts, and perfectionism.

Assuming your goal is to lose weight you have to overcome the habit of eating junk food and develop a new habit of eating the right food. In much the same way if you want good relationship you have to give up the habit of obsession and fantasies and develop a new habit of attention and love.

Related: 10 Thinking habits that are killing your daily chances of success.

4 Beliefs

Beliefs are the drivers of our behaviors. What we consider as the truth will definitely influence our behavior toward our goals. Beliefs are of two types the explicit and implicit. The former is what we say externally about ourselves and the world whiles the latter is what we say about the world and ourselves our heads. Both of them have an impact in our life. If you say to yourself I am not good enough, I am not smart, I can’t do anything, I am afraid of what other people say, I am not interesting, life is not fair, people don’t like me etc. This kind of mental pattern will weakened your ability to achieve your goals. However, if you talk to yourself in a more beneficiary way such as I am good enough, I love myself; I am smart, life has a lot to offer me etc. This positive self talk will increase your chances of achieving your goals.

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2 Comments

Lucia Esperanca · April 10, 2019 at 9:02 am

The article is fine. However, to be more elucidative in my opinion should include practical example as if was mentioned in the element 3 of the SMART approach.

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