How to Change Your Life Around
By Alek V // Reliable Strategies
The Truth About Goals
Having life goals and objectives are the keys to long term success and happiness.
Numerous studies have been conducted on people in relation to setting life goals.
The evidence is undeniable; having life goals is essential to leading a productive and meaningful life.
What Are Your Goals?
To find success in your life, whatever that means for you, first get clear on what you want.
“I want to be rich”,
“I want a six pack”
“I want to travel the world”.
"I want to get closer with my wife and kids"
"I want to start a business"
"I want to feel more calm and like I'm in control of my life"
What differentiates a goal from a fantasy is what you’re willing to sacrifice to have it.
Fantasies are fleeting.
A momentary illusion before returning to the drudgery of every day life.
A real goal is specificity of outcome and a willingness and drive to follow up until it happens.
If you are serious is you're taking solid action towards what you want.
You structure your life in a way that gives you the highest probability you'll succeed.
Why Goal Setting is Important
When you set a goal you have a clear target that your mind starts planning how to get it.
Nature is growth and progress.
There’s always a next step for you. You will feel joy from the process of becoming what you want to be.
Goal setting requires that you use your mind and body towards being better.
Being better means you're improving on the areas you need to strengthen before you can have it.
You’ll need new skills and knowledge and a bit of discipline and resilience.
Personal fulfilment is in the pursuit of a worthy goal.
Working towards something important drives you to become your better self.
This in turn makes you more valuable to your self, your family and your community.
Short Term vs Long Term Goals
You can break your goals into short and long term timeframes.
If you set a 12 month goal and in 12 months you don’t have it, you’re not a failure or a loser.
Your goals in life won’t work to the clock.
Events and circumstances out of your control play a role in your goal manifesting.
Don’t get too caught up in details. Use two broad categories (short term goals and long term goals).
Don’t get caught up in unnecessary fluff.
Decide what you want.
Take action until you have it. Be willing to change course on the way. Simple right?
There can be difficulty in the application.
1. Short Term Goals
You can define your short-term goals as anything from a week to 2 or 3 years.
The further you go out on your time line the more variables come into play.
Short term goals can be;
- Reaching a certain amount of money in your bank account by the end of the year
- Going to the gym 5 times this week
- Travelling plans for the next 6 months
- Starting that thing this month that you’ve been thinking about starting for the past 6 months
- Cleaning your home this week
2. Long Term Goals
Longer-term goals are over the next few years.
It's up to you the extent to which you set your goals and aims.
If you give yourself too much time to achieve something you can delay taking action now.
You can justify it by saying you’ve got plenty of time or that you’ll do it later.
Some types of long-term goals include;
- Moving overseas
- Starting and growing a successful business
- Building an investment portfolio
- Building a long term relationship based on love
Regardless of how far out an outcome is be sure to start NOW.
Setting Life Goals
1. Personal Goals
What are your health goals?
How do you want to feel?
How do you want to look?
Personal goals are all about you. Who do you want to become?
What characteristics do you want to adopt and which to discard?
2. Relationship Goals
Where do you want to take your relationship?
Is it time to progress to the next stage? Is it time to go your own ways?
Do whatever you feel is right based on your own well being and the direction you want your life to go in.
You can set a few aims that will add more life and love to your relationship.
What would they be?
3. Educational Goals
What do you want to learn?
What knowledge do you want to accumulate?
You need to challenge your mind if you want it to be strong.
There are important things you need to learn before you have your important goals.
Thats where your motivation to learn will come from.
Academic study, articles and books, and audios.
Anything related to you building your intelligence is a good thing.
4. Professional & Career Goals
Set career related goals.
Do you want to receive a promotion? Change your place of work or vocation? Start your own business?
When you know start setting a plan.
When you're clear on your path you can then invest your self in the direction toward it.
5. Future Goals
What do you see in your future?
Is it a compelling vision that motivates you to put in the work?
On days when it feel like things are going against you remember the vision you have.
The problems you have along the way will be temporary.
Remind yourself what you're working for and keep going after it.
How to Achieve Your Biggest Goals
Objective setting and goal attainment shouldn't be complicated.
eApply the following ideas ideas relentlessly and you'll be astounded at what you can achieve.
1. Know What You Want to Be, Do, and Have
Start brainstorming about what you want to for your life.
Write each goal down in about one sentence so you have a bullet point list.
Add a ideal timeframe for each one.
2. Know What You Want to Change
You need to know exactly what you want to change and why.
Without sufficient clarity and motivation nothing will change.
Don't overwhelm yourself.
Choose two or three areas of your life you want to change and focus on them only until you start seeing the results you want.
3. Know Your First Step
You know what you want and you know where you are.
Now you need a roadmap you can follow that will start moving you towards your goals.
Don't make it too complicated. Simplify any task before you begin.
Identify the first few steps you need to take and get to it.
4. Take the First Step
Achieving any goal depends on one primary factor. Action.
When you're clear on your objectives and executables the only thing is to act.
The more action you take, the more you will learn and the more distinctions you will make.
You will become more efficient and effective.
You will extract a lot of gold from what you learn.
Starting anything new feels uncomfortable and intimidating.
If it’s a big important goal you might feel like you need to upgrade your skills and abilities.
Break things down into small steps.
Keep doing it until you can say “oh, I can do that”.
Even when things feel futile and hopeless you must do something. Action is the cure.
When you have a clear goal, a plan, and you're taking action your success will come faster than you think.
Best Quotes About How to Change Your Life Around
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals” – Zig Ziglar
“When it is obvious that the goals cannot be reached, don't adjust the goals, adjust the action steps” – Confucius
“No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one” – Jessica Savitch
“Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now” – Dennis Waitley
“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results” – Willie Nelson
“The most splendid achievement of all is the constant striving to surpass yourself and to be worthy of your own approval” – Dennis Waitley