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How To Achieve Your Goals

Nov 15, 2007
Have you ever noticed that with the beginning of each season there seems to be a push for people to make improvements in their lives? When the New Year arrives most people talk about making new years resolutions. When spring comes people talk about wanting to shed a few pounds to fit into summer apparel. In the fall people discuss that they are going to plan for holiday time better and at the holiday's people make promises to make more of an effort to stay in touch with family members and friends. Usually within a few weeks of making a statement about changing our ways we are back to our old routine.

There are a few tips that you can take to help achieve your goals. One of the most important things to do is to write down the goal that you want to work on. By writing the goal down you are making more of a commitment to work on this area of your life. If you seriously want to achieve your goals discuss them with the important people in your life. By sharing what you want to accomplish with others they can help keep you accountable by asking you what you are doing to achieve your goals. Give your friends and family permission to remind you what you have said you want to accomplish.

When you are working towards something it is often times easy to forget or overlook small steps that are made to achieve your goals. By keeping a journal of the steps that are taken to achieve your goals you can look back and see that you have been working on things, or you can look back and realize that you have not been making effort and that you need to put more time into what you want to accomplish. The goals we set for ourselves are meant to better our lives and to increase our happiness. The journey towards goal achievement does not have to be paved with self denial and pain. Make an effort to enjoy the steps made along the way. Bask in the glory of making small improvements. Things are not going to change over night.

If a goal is worth writing down and talking about it is most likely going to take a while to achieve it. So often people let their goals fall by the wayside because they feel defeated if they do not accomplish them immediately. When you are writing down the goals that you are working on also write down a reasonable time frame in which to complete them. Do not make the time so long that you will procrastinate and do not make it so short that you are setting yourself up for failure. Be realistic and take time to enjoy the journey to achieve your goals.

Conclusion

Goals will show you how to step on the accelerator of your own life. Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn this vision of the future into reality. Goal setting techniques are used by top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields. Goal Setting involves setting specific, measurable and time targeted objectives. Goal setting is a major component of Personal development literature. Goals keep us focused on a purpose. Goal setting is the foundation for personal and business success.
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