“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” – Benjamin Franklin
We all wanted to slay our goals and succeed. But we should remember that success in life requires planning, and to fail to do so will guarantee failure. Planning will guide us on achieving our goals that will lead us towards our life’s purpose.
Here are 3 easy steps on how you can achieve your goals.
(Warning: Never skip a step)
In order for us to reach our goals, we first need to define “what we really want to achieve“. Defining allows us to have a vivid view of what we want to accomplish. Ask yourself what you want to achieve in a week, a month or a year, write it down. It is the most effective way of visualizing your goals. You can either make a mind map or a simple diagram. Whatever you think that works best for you, do it. I usually just list all my goals and chunk it, to a much specific goal. Remember that the more specific your goal is, the easier it is for you to reach.
When we evaluate ourselves, it gives us the opportunity to think and reflect about the things that might hinder us from accomplishing our goals. It also helps us track our progress towards success. When assessing yourself you need to be strictly honest and detailed. I made a printable “goal-evaluation” template to be your guide.
The last thing to consider in self-evaluation is to give yourself a reason why you want to achieve your goal. One common reason why people easily give up on pursuing their goals. They lack motivation or sense of purpose on why they are doing what they are doing now. I, myself, have been drifted to different directions because of the purposeless goals I’ve setted. It gave me enough reason to procrastinate, it wasted my time. Then on, I always give myself a concrete reason why I want to achieve a certain goal.
If you ever get yourself tired of accomplishing a goal, just remind yourself why you started in the first place. When you are motivated you are likely to achieve your goal.
Now that we have a clear view of our goals and a concrete reason behind it. Let’s fill the gap of where you are now and where you want to be. Filling the gap is making a step-by-step action plan towards your goal. Create a routine that will bring you closer to your end goal. Make it a habit.
This planner is perfect for creating new habits and keeping it on track. Check it out now!
Deciding in advance when and where you will take specific actions to reach your goal can double or triple your chances for success. — Heidi Grant Halvorson, Columbia University professor
No matter how good your plan is or how vivid it might seem in your mind.If you do not act now, it will make no difference. Doing it makes difference.
Successful people don’t rely on their mood and emotions. Keep pushing. Even if you don’t feel like doing it.
Once you accomplish your goal create a much bigger goal. Don’t settle. Maximize your potential. Dare yourself to dream big not for yourself but for the people around you, inspire them.
Live a purpose of giving honor to God through your good life.