8 Tips to Help You Achieve Stubborn Goals
Setting goals is a skill, here are some ideas to help understand some solid rules for setting and achieving your goals.
When you have a goal that you’re not achieving, then there are a few things to look at. There is no reason that a goal can’t be achieved you just need to make sure your goal is set up correctly. Read on to find out more!
Jane had a goal to one day have a profitable online business.
Jane’s goal was achieved, and she didn’t know it, because she wasn’t specific enough with defining her goal.
Jane’s business was profitable she was earning about $40 profit a day…Her goal was achieved because $40 a day in profit… is a profitable, not a lot of profit but profitable.
What Jane really intended was to make over $500 a day in profit. Because her goal was vague, (a profitable business rather than, to make over $500 a day in profit) you get vague results.
Here Are Some Tips To Help You Define Your Goal:
1. Is Your Goal About You?
A lot of people make the mistake of setting goals that involve someone else e.g., your goal is for your boss to give you a 10% raise. Well, you can’t set a goal for someone else. In this example, you could only set a goal that you will position yourself to be eligible for a raise, in order to get a raise. The goal can’t be about someone else.
2. Is Your Goal Clear?
Your goal must be clear, and it’s necessary that you write it down! Once you do that, then read it to yourself out loud. Does it make sense? Does it feel right? Can you memorize it? Keep refining your goal until it makes sense and makes you feel good.
3. Is Your Goal Realistic? Is It Achievable?
Who decides if your goals are realistic? It should be you. See if you have a goal that you believe is unrealistic, then you are right and won’t achieve it. On the other hand, if you have a goal that’s unrealistic to others but is realistic to you, then you’ll be surprised at what you can achieve. Your goals must be realistic to you.
4. Is Your Goal Measurable?
You have to know when your goal has been achieved. If you don’t know what it’s like to have accomplished the goal, you’ll never know if you achieved it or not. You can’t say, I want more money. Here’s a buck, now you have more money, goal achieved! You have to say something like, I want to have an extra $15,000 in the bank in my rainy-day fund.
5. Is Your Goal Cluttered?
Cluttered or multi-step goals need refinement! You may have a goal that needs to be split up into smaller goals. For example, your goal may be to create a new product line.
A goal like this involves multiple steps e.g., Goal 1: research the best product; Goal 2: find the supplier; Goal 3: find the best pricing. If your goal can be split into smaller, achievable goals then, by all means, do it. You’ll be able to move quicker, you’ll be clear, and you’ll move ahead with precision.
6. Do You Want Your Goal Badly Enough?
Are you confusing a goal with a wish? A wish is something you’d like to have, but you may not be willing to do much to get it. A goal is something that should be looked at in an entirely different manner.
Here Are two questions to help you clarify your goal:
1. Will you do anything ethically necessary to achieve your goal?
2. Will you spend as much time as necessary to achieve your goal?
If you can’t answer yes to the above questions, then you need to rephrase or redefine your goal to allow yourself to answer yes to the above.
7. Are You Taking Action Toward Achieving Your Goal?
Although all goals begin with thought, taking action toward achieving the goal is an important step. You need to take action toward achieving your goal. You can’t expect to win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket.
8. How Do You Feel About Your Goal?
When you think of your goal, what feelings emerge? Do you have feelings of doubt or anxiety? If you do, then these feelings can hold you back.
Find out why you’re feeling this way, then change the goal so that you feel good and confident about your goal.
If your goal doesn’t feel right, then something is wrong. Refine your goal until it sounds right and feels right to you, and you’ll see things start to happen.
Although there are many approaches to achieving your goals, these tips will help you stay on track and eliminate issues blocking your goal achievement!
That’s the way I see it.
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Action Steps To Help You Achieve Your Goals
1. Go over each step above and redefine your goal until it complies with of all the above guidelines.
2. It’s important that your goal feels right and sounds right to you.
Important Points to Keep In Mind About Goals
- There is no reason that a goal can’t be achieved – you just need to make sure your goal is set up correctly.
- With vague goals, you get vague results.
- Your goal must be clear, and it’s necessary that you write it down!
- Keep refining your goal until it makes sense and makes you feel good.