With the New Year approaching, this is the time when most people are busy thinking about the goals they want to achieve. Somehow, the New Year brings hope and a positive outlook for areas to improve in one’s life, such as giving up a bad habit, losing weight, finding a new job, or starting a business.
When a goal is set at the beginning of the year, it somehow gives a conviction to complete the goal with a renewed motivation towards completing it.
However, most people don’t ever accomplish their goals, often losing motivation, feeling frustrated, and giving up.
How to Achieve Your Goals
One way to avoid this is to focus on the end result – the goal you want to achieve. Give that goal clarity and a visual picture so your brain can “wrap itself” around it. Once you have this picture in your mind, it is important to write the steps that will take you to this goal. Most people write a goal but never really plan the steps, or they make the steps seem unmanageable.
Write your action steps in small increments so that your motivation and actions will be consistent. Use a planner, a whiteboard or create a vision board to visually keep this goal in front of you. If you want to lose weight, for example, find a picture of yourself when you were at your goal weight, so you can focus on that picture.
Not being clear on what you want will set you up for failure. Once a goal is set, the next question usually is “How” – how am I going to complete the goal? This can prevent people from taking action. We can become so focused on all of the steps needed that they can seem impossible to achieve.
Our brains, being the supercomputers that they are, sort and store information and the resources needed to complete goals. Taking yourself out of the equation and allowing yourself to “be” will lead you to the answer; the “how” will come.
Doing these steps, and focusing on the end result, will help you to keep motivated and in action mode and will take you closer to goal achievement. You have all the tools you need in your mind – use them to the fullest and you will achieve amazing results. It all starts with the end result!