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5 Ways to Set and Slay your Goals

We all have things we would like to accomplish in our lifetime. Oftentimes, these aspirations are dismissed as unrealistic or outside the realm of possibility.

You can do and accomplish anything you believe in. With the right attitude, you can make your dreams come true and experience the fulfilling life you were born to live.

With time and dedication, you can find a way to get to where you deserve to be!

Use these five strategies to set yourself on the path that leads to your success:

1. Write it down. You can achieve great things if you put your mind to it. But unless you write it down, your goal will remain wishful thinking.

  • Writing down your goals helps you to develop your thinking. Instead of vague generalizations, you will set your goals with clear objectives, and an understanding of the direction you must go in order to experience the realization of those goals.

2. Focus on actions, instead of results. You can control the actions you take on the path to your goals. Focus on your actions, and the results will take care of themselves. When you do, you will feel less pressure along the way because your focus will be on things you can control.

  • Break the goal down into small steps. This series of steps will serve as your roadmap. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and notice what is working and what is not. If you continue moving forward and refuse to give up, you will reach the finish line.

3. Be consistent. Once you have a roadmap in place, consistently take action in the direction of your dreams. Things likely will not go exactly as you have planned, but you can adjust your plan as you take action and receive feedback on your progress. Whenever you set a goal, take one small step toward its fulfillment. That way, when you leave a goal setting session, you have already made some progress. This will provide great encouragement for you to continue.

  • If you are unsure how to proceed toward the result you are after, get started on the path to that goal anyway. Determine the first step you need to take, and then take it. Once that has done, ask yourself what the next step should be, and then do it! Keep it simple and keep taking one step at a time until your goal is achieved.

4. Learn from your setbacks. There is an old saying that claims that nothing worth having ever comes easy. When you pursue anything that is worthwhile, you are sure to experience setbacks. It is how you treat the setbacks that will determine whether you succeed or fail. Learn from these experiences and welcome them as course corrections toward your inevitable success.