Do These 4 Things & You’ll Achieve Any Goal
To bridge the gap between where you are and where you want to be, it’s no secret – we need to set goals. It gives your life direction and boosts your motivation to achieve them. So what are the 4 things we must do in order to achieve any goal?
Get Specific – ‘what’ do you want & by ‘when?’ – get crystal clear, set a date and then write it down. The more specific, the better it will stick to your subconscious mind. And when that happens, our minds will work day and night to achieve it!! Vague goals, will only get you vague results! So here’s an example, – Mary has a fitness goal to reduce her body fat to 20% by September 1st, 2017. It’s specific, and it has a deadline! Many people will generalize their goals and say something like “I want to lose 10 pounds.” But revamping that and saying “I will be 120 pounds, by June 1st” – sounds a lot more powerful and clear! Do this for ‘each’ area of your life & get specific.
Purpose – Knowing WHY you want something keeps you on track! Because lets face it, you can set a goal and you can have all the strategies in the world to achieve them, but without a “strong” compelling reason why you want it, there may be struggle and resistance! Here’s a quick example – as a network marketer in my early stages, I had several people tell me “those types of businesses don’t work!” “You’re wasting your time!” And I got the occasional eye roll here and there. Had I NOT had a strong reason to persevere, I would have quit right away! My advice? Dig deep & keep asking yourself “why do you want it?” Each time you’ll be forced to dig deeper. The deeper you go, the more reasons you come up with. The more reasons you have, the more motivated you’ll be!!
An Action Plan – Write down all of the things you will have to do in order to achieve your goals. What sorts of activities do you need to do? How many presentations do you need to make? How many calls do you need to do? How many new contacts do you need to meet? Break it down & then schedule it in. When you get specific about the ‘how’ and you get into activity, you start bridging the gap between where you are to where you want to be.
Create A Visionboard – one of the first things leaders do is they make their goals visible because of how powerful visualization is. In fact, many top professional athletes will visualize their winnings constantly! SO why is it that so few people practice this? In Jack Canfields book “The Success Principles” he talks about having a visionboard and spending 10 minutes a day looking at it, because 10 minutes is the equivalent to 8 hours of mental effort. IF you want to take this a step further, divide your visionboard in half. Stick your vision on one side & the actual activity you need on the other.