As another New Year approaches have you set yourself a goal that you desire to accomplish? Well like any other plan in life, goals need a strategy to achieve them. Without this they will remain dreams, out of reach and unattainable.
Share your goal with others so that they can encourage you and even give you tips on how to make it achievable. Many are lucky enough to have a close family circle or friends to help but for those who do not have this option set up a blog or a website. The Internet can be used as an interactive diary to share with thousands across the world. In the process, you make friends, share life experiences and learn from others. Sharing life goals publicly might not be everyone’s cup of tea but you can remain anonymous or target a limit to the number of people who can view your online posts.
Once on paper, do not forget to read and review your goal often. This will be like a daily reminder of what you hope to do especially if you have set yourself a time limit. Add photographs or articles that seem inspirational to you or are relevant to your goal. Tips from people who have achieved similar dreams can spur you on and instil in you the desire to do what seems impossible. Use positive quotations and sayings and read them often during the day to psyche you into an optimistic and self confident frame of mind.
Draw into it the things you need to do to make it possible and draw out of what you hope to achieve and how it will change your life for the better. Include into it as many notes and reminders as you want so that there is a daily interaction with it. The more you focus on it the more importance it will take in your life and the more the chances of making it happen. If you are a busy person work around your goal while you carry on with normal life, but spend a portion of the day in pursuing your dream.
Cut out negative feelings as they will stop you moving forward and replace them with positive and motivational thoughts and expressions. It is simply a case of re-educating your mind to believe in yourself to achieve whatever you have set out to do.
It is also worth remembering that most people have goals that are realistic and which can be achieved with some extra effort and time. A goal like climbing Mount Everest will require a special person who will have to train both body and mind to its limit to achieve it. This too can be done and there are people amongst us who have done it and have lived to tell the tale.
The main thing is not to be distracted but believe in what you want to do and when you start to believe in yourself so will others around you.
Remember that ‘a dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement…’. Bo Bennett