You Must Have Goals!
Let's talk about goals.
It's undeniable they play a key role in attaining success.
Goal setting is used by billion dollar corporations and people just starting out on their way to success.
Having goals keeps you excited and focused.
When you know where you want to go you're a lot more likely to get there.
Without goals you get distracted by unimportant things that waste your time.
Your Goals Should Be Unique to You
When you have a clear goal and a reliable plan to back it up no one can stop you.
Certainty and determination will get you started and keep you going until you have what you want.
You're brain is your personal computer.
It needs orders to follow and objectives to meet.
When you're brain latches onto your most important goals and you start taking action, the world steps aside.
Your goals wont achieve themselves for you.
You have to put in the work.
Forget the law of attraction, follow the law of action.
6 Ways How to Go After Your Goals
1. Have Total Clarity About Your Outcome
The first step to achieving any goal is to decide what it is.
What do you want and what are you willing to do to get it?
There's always a price to pay.
Know what that price is and be sure you're willing to pay it.
Being vague or indecisive about your outcomes won't do much for you.
If anything it will only waste your time.
Think about what you want.
Get clear on why you want it and how your life will be when you have it.
Summarise your goal in one or two sentences.
Give your mind clear and constant direction.
Keep it simple and to the point and repeat this daily.
2. Think of Your Goals in the Present Tense
Always state your goals in the present tense.
Saying “one day I'll travel the world” vs “I am now travelling the world” are two different messages.
One message is somewhere in the future.
There's no urgency or immediacy to it.
The second one is right here, right now. It's done.
The closer your goals feels the more motivated you'll be.
Vague statements like “one day” and “I will” are a fantasy.
Your brain thinks "oh one day? That means I don't have to do anything now, so I'll kick back for a while".
Virtually anything is possible if you're willing to do what it takes.
Language is powerful tool. Use it to your advantage.
Be conscious of the language you use when you communicate with yourself.
State your goals in the present tense.
Use language and sentence structures that excite you and fires you up.
3. Write Your Own Script
You now have your outcome clearly stated in the present tense i.e. “I am now traveling the world.
Now write a script around your goal.
Your script is like a short story.
Write about your experience as if you were there right now, enjoying the moment.
Eg "I’m on the Greek island of Santorini sipping Uzo and gazing at the beautiful view of the Mediterranean ocean. I feel healthy and relaxed ”.
How do you feel? What do you see? Who are you with?
Choose your top 3 goals and use this method.
Read and rewrite your script everyday.
Add details that trigger you and excite you.
Your mind will start accepting your goal as a realistic objective and start moving you towards it.
When you get an idea or a flash of inspiration take action on it immediately.
4. Use dynamic language and vivid imagery
Use dynamic language and vivid imagery when you speak and think about your goals.
When you see yourself having the goal use bright, sharp colours.
Put movement into the scene and add some sounds.
Make the pleasure of having it so absolute that your mind starts to crave it.
You must have it.
You'll do whatever it takes.
Now you're serious about your goal.
Your mind is a missile locked onto it's target.
When you think of your goals and feel butterflies you know you've embedded them into your mind.
5. Mentally Rehearse Your Path to the Goal
If you've followed the previous steps your mind now has a clear target to aim for.
You've embed this goal and the pleasure it will give you deep into your subconscious mind.
Set a minimum of ten minutes aside each day.
Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths.
Place the image of your goal onto the screen of your mind.
Make the image large and bright.
See the experience through your own eyes as if you were there.
Feel what it's like to have the goal.
Feel the joy and appreciation that you now have it.
Sit back for 10 minutes and enjoy the show.
Do this everyday.
When you do achieve your goal you'll be amazed at how similar the final scenario will be.
6. Transform Your Self Identity
Who you are now and who you'll be when you have your goal are two different people.
You'll make changes to your character, your thoughts and your habits.
Identify yourself with the person you'll be once you've achieved your goals.
Be honest with yourself.
What changes to your self do you need to make to become the person you could be?
What type of person do you need to be?
Keep your parts that align with the future you and discard the rest.
Align your habits, behaviours, and thoughts with your most important goals.
Set new standards for yourself and make a commitment to never fall below them.
Be the person you want to become, NOW.
Go and Get Your Goals!
You now have a reliable goal setting process.
Use it for all your goals.
You know exactly what you want.
You can speak your goals out load in a simple and concise sentence or two.
You have a clear and vibrant picture of what your goals looks like.
Massage that image into your mind everyday for a minimum of ten minutes.
Now set an action plan.
A map of how you intend to get from here to there.
Your map will guide you and tell you what what actions to take.
Review and follow your map daily.
Let it guide your actions and to help you stay focused on the most important tasks you should be doing.
The ability to take action is a skill set that becomes a habit.
Developing the habit of taking action will change your life beyond measure.
Enjoy the thrill of watching your goal unfold in front of you.
It's closer than you think.
Now it's your turn.
You now know what to do. It's up to you to go and do it.
Best Quotes About Crushing Your Goals
"What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals" - Zig Ziglar
"A desire presupposes the possibility of action to achieve it; action presupposes a goal which is worth achieving" - Ayn Rand
"Desire, burning desire, is basic to achieving anything beyond the ordinary" - Joseph B. Wirthlin
"Clarity of vision is the key to achieving your objectives" - Tom Steyer
"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan" - Tom Landry