“I’ve never tried to hide the fact that it is my intention to become the best,” said Cristiano Ronald, the great football champion who is considered to be the greatest player of all time. Having a mindset like this could lead any person with a set of goals to achieve the pinnacle of success!
WHAT SETS A CHAMPION APART FROM A COMMON MAN?
His/her wins? Achievements? A wardrobe filled with medals? Bank accounts in every country?
It is self-belief to achieve the goals set no matter what! It is also the mental toughness behind human achievement.
“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena Williams
Champions possess the following characteristics that they attribute to their success –
- hard work,
- perseverance to win
- And most importantly mental toughness
They begin with a dream – a passion and self-believe to achieve against all the odds. Moreover, champions can refocus on goals in spite of hardship or past failures.
If you’re focusing on your health, pick something practical. Enjoy going to the gym or jogging, and let that make a real difference in your life.
If you want to be your boss and waiting for others’ advice for your next step in life, then you are probably never going to achieve that goal.
When you want to make a difference in your career, and be more successful, investigate what would make a difference. Try to analyze the performance of people who have the job you desire for. What are the missing links that they do differently than you?
Make all these answers to your goals. Try your best to achieve them in sequence.
These tips will help you develop and achieve your success straightforwardly. Following are some tips for achieving goals
1. AIM HIGH, BREAKDOWN YOUR GOALS AND KEEP GOING
Instead of setting one big goal and start running towards it, break down this goal into a series of small goals. Aim high, but keep a reality check and keep going in the forward direction.
2. SET YOUR GOALS YOURSELF
Don’t let others set your goals. You know yourself better, inside-out. So, set your own goals and be committed.
3. BE CLEAR ABOUT THE RESULT
Before setting a goal, be sure what and why you want to achieve this goal. What’s the output? Apply the SMART technique to find the result.
4. UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF YOUR GOAL
Attach a purpose to your goal. Why is it important? What other things in your life will it impact if you achieve this goal?
5. REVIEW AND KEEP TRACK OF YOUR GOALS
Once you set a goal, don’t blindly follow it without reviewing periodically. Review once in few days to make sure you are on the right track and goal is still feasible.
“Actions speak louder than words.” Even if you set your goals properly and find out all the required information, they won’t complete on their own. It is you who has to put in sincere efforts to achieve your goals.
FOLLOWING ARE SOME TIPS TO ACHIEVE SUCCESSFUL GOALS-
Decide what you want to achieve. Focus on yourself, and don’t think about others. Don’t compare.
Number your goals on priority scale 1 to 10, wherein 1 being the highest priority and ten being the lowest. This will help you to organize your goals properly and not get overwhelmed by all of them at once.
III) BE SPECIFIC
Narrow down your goals until you reach a specific and definite point.
IV) BE REALISTIC
Setting realistic goals is important because your efforts are dependent on it. It should be achievable so you can start working towards the same.
V) BE OPTIMISTIC
This is important to stay motivated and boost self-confidence.
Check your goals again and again until you filter out the less important ones and take in the more important ones.
"The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same." -- Colin R. Davis
After the “why” and “what” of your goal, the next question that comes to mind is “how.” Without this, there will be no actual action taken from your side to achieve your goal.
For this, you need to: Work hard, follow your heart, stay updated, committed, positive attitude, set deadlines, etc.
For example, if you write down your goal on a piece of paper, draw some branches to that goal and ask a few questions like:
1.) IS THIS GOAL FEASIBLE TO ACHIEVE?
2.) WHY THIS GOAL?
3.) WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?
4.) WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP REQUIRED?
5.) HOW MUCH TIME?
Steps make the process of achieving goals more systematic and professional. It’s always recommended to start to form basic and the move forward towards growth. Steps are very crucial, not only to achieve your goals. But in daily practice in an average person’s life.
STEP-1 BE SPECIFIC
STEP-2 ACTION PLAN
STEP-3 MAKE A LIST
STEP-4 ACT, DON’T SIT
STEP-5 RESEARCH AND TAKE ADVICE
STEP-6 BACKUP PLAN
STEP-7 REVIEW YOUR GOALS ONCE EVERY FEW DAYS
STEP-8 POSITIVE ATTITUDE
STEP-10 SENSE OF CONTENT
Skills are the crucial characteristics that will lead you to achieve your goals. Skills can be learned easily, and perfection in the learned skills will get closure to success. In addition to the practical goal setting, some skills are essential to help you achieve your goals. You might have learned other skills. But these skills are an obligatory phase that everyone must learn.
1.) PROPER MINDSET
3.) CONTINUOUS EFFORT
4.) BE OPTIMISTIC
5.) SELF-CONTROL AND WILLPOWER
6.) UTILIZE THE TIME WISELY
This is important because if you don’t believe in yourself and your goals, you will never accomplish those, however hard you try. Have faith, confidence, and think positively.
First of all, decide what you want to achieve, then set the goals effectively, write them down, prioritize them, organize.
Commit yourself and be consistent in achieving your goals. Make it a habit. Be truthful to yourself, and stay focused on the path that you are moving forward.
Analyze your goals, find out if any obstacles, and take action accordingly.
By nature, we tend to speak our own language. Whatever makes us feel loved is what we do for the other person. But if it is not his/her language, it will not mean to them what it means to us. - Gary Chapman, Things I wish I knew before I got married
STEP-1 SET A SPECIFIC GOAL
Instead of a generalized goal setting, have a specific one and narrow it down to the ultimate goal you want to achieve.
STEP-2 SET A DEADLINE
Time is finite and valuable. So, set some deadlines or period within which you must complete your goal.
STEP-3 WRITE DOWN YOUR GOAL
Take a pen and piece of paper and write down your goal or goals. Put this paper somewhere at your desk, where you will see it daily.
STEP-4 DEVELOP A PLAN
Find out how to achieve your goal and come up with a proper plan.
STEP-5 ACCEPT CHALLENGES
While achieving your goal, there will be many challenges. Don’t get disheartened by these as in the long run. They will prove useful. Use this as an opportunity to overcome the obstacles and achieve your goals.
Life today is hectic. So much to do and so less time. You may have so many goals in life. But in spite of putting in a lot of effort, you are unable to achieve them. Do you wonder why?
Achieving your goals can be possible only when you put First-things-First!