Are you tired of setting tons goals, writing them down and looking at them daily, but end up doing nothing and thus, failed to accomplish most of them? If this is what is happening to you, then this will be the perfect article for you.
What you are going to discover here in this article are some of the most important reasons people fail to accomplish their goals. So learn the real principles of achieving your goals right now and hit your target like an arrow flying straight to the destination that you want.
So what are the keys to achieving your goals? Below are 3 crucial factors that play a very important role in determining whether you will achieve what you have set. However, before I go into that, please remember that you can achieve any of the goals that you set and seriously wanted to achieve. The reason most people fail to accomplish what they want in their lives simply because of the lack of action.
In other words, if you can make yourself charged up and motivated, you are going to take massive action and most likely, you will accomplish what you have set to achieve. So bear in mind, success is connected with action, without action, you will never get what you want…
1. Your Goals Must Be Congruent With What You Truly Want
This is going to be the first reason most people fail to achieve their goals – It is just not something that they truly want deep down in their hearts. Ask yourself seriously right now, “is the goal that you have set something that you fully committed and you really want to achieve in your life?”
A lot of people set their goals to achieve financial success in their lives, but most of them are not serious about it and they are taking much action about it. Therefore, most of them are not rich simply because it is not what they truly wanted.
For example, you can set a goal as to earn $1,000,000 by the end of the year, but if it is not what you truly want in your heart, you will never take this goal seriously and do whatever you can to achieve it. Somehow, deep down in your heart, you know that even if you did not achieve this goal, it will be just fine. It is not like it is going to be the end of the world and there is nothing going to happen to you. This is exactly what is happening to most people out there. They are not committed enough with what they have set. And the reason is that the goal is not something that they truly want.
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A group of highly educated students visited their old university professor. Conversation soon turned into complaints about stress in work and life. Offering them coffee, Professor returned from the kitchen with a pot of coffee and an assortment of cups – Porcelain, glass, crystal, some plain looking, some expensive, some exquisite – telling them to help themselves to hot coffee. When all had a cup of coffee in hand, the Professor said: “If you noticed, all the nice looking expensive cups were taken up leaving behind the plain one. While its but normal for you to want only the best, that’s also a source of stress. What you really wanted was coffee, not the cup, but you still went for the best cups and were eyeing each other’s cups!”
If life is coffee, then jobs, money and status in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life. Don’t let the cups drive you. Enjoy the Coffee …!
As you can see now, if your goals are not what exactly you want in your life, you will never come up with the motivation to achieve it. So ask yourself whether the goals that you have set are something that you really wanted. Maybe it is not the amount of money that you want; it could be that you just want to prove to others that you can do it.
Find out the charge that is driving you, and set your goals in relation to it, and I believe you will feel motivated like never before.
2. Give Full Focus On Your Goal
Out of all the goals that you have set, choose the one that is the most important to you that you think if you accomplished it, you will change your life and will be able to achieve the rest of the goals. For most people, this goal will be their financial goal. Once they have achieved their financial goal, they will be able to achieve most of their other goals such as travelling around the world, donating for charity and so on.
What I mean by full focus on your goal is that you must be fully engaged with that particular goal, mentally, emotionally and physically. And in order to have your full attention to your goal, your goal must be important to you and it must be something you feel you should do now in this moment. If it’s trivial and time-bound, you won’t engage.
So set your priority for your goals. Know how much time you should allocate to each one of your goals and know what action you should take first. Once you knew which is the most important goal to you, you will be able to allocate your full attention and put in 100% focus to take action to accomplish that goal.
3. The Sense Of Completion
The third key that can help you in achieving your goal is to have a sense of completion. And for this to happen, your goal must be measurable and you have to know the progress of it. If you are an employee under a big company, usually what you do daily would be the same. In other words, you do not have the sense of completion. This is why most of them go to work in the morning, wait for lunch in the afternoon. And after their lunch, they can’t wait to leave by 6pm, some even pray that the time will pass by faster. This happens every day, without a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment at work.
Please, I’m not saying that everyone has this kind of mentality. Some people do enjoy their work and they love what they do. As long as you found out what you truly want, and if you did it, you will feel the sense of completion, the sense of satisfaction and fulfillment deep within.
That is why every marathon has an end. You have to feel the sense of accomplishment so that you will feel charged up and motivated to achieve even more. A journey without an end is not a journey at all. Thus, create milestones for your goals and measure them from time to time.
An Extra Tip For You
Although that I mentioned earlier that you are going to discover 3 crucial principles in goal setting, I would like to add in an additional one for you as a bonus here. And this principle is to be bold with your goal.
Whenever you dream about what you want, dream big and think bold. Set your goals that they are so exciting that you can’t wait to take action to achieve them. Let me show you how bold your goal can be…
We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others too.
To be sure, all this costs us all a good deal of money… space expenditures will soon rise some more… for we have given this program a high national priority – even though I realize that this is in some measure an act of faith and vision, for we do not now know what benefits await us.
But if I were to say, my fellow citizens, that we shall send to the moon, 240,000 miles away from the control station in Houston, a giant rocket more than 300 feet tall, the length of this football field, made of new metal alloys, some of which have not yet been invented, capable of standing heat and stresses several times more than have ever been experienced, fitted together with a precision better than the finest watch, carrying all the equipment needed for propulsion, guidance, control, communications, food and survival, on an untried mission, to an unknown celestial body, and then return it safely to earth, reentering the atmosphere at speeds of over 25,000 miles per hour, causing heat about half that of the temperature of the sun – almost as hot as it is here today – and do all this, and do it right, and do it first before this decade is out – then we must be bold.
Many years ago the Great Britain explorer George Mallory, who was to die on Mount Everest, was asked why he want to climb it. He said, “Because it is there.”
Well, space is there, and we’re going to climb it, and the moon and the planets are there, and new hopes for knowledge and peace are there. And, therefore, as we set sail we ask God’s blessing on the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure on which man has ever embarked.
- President John F. Kennedy, September 12, 1962
Now, this is what I called BOLD. If you noticed, President John F. Kennedy set something that is so big that it is something that has never been done before. And look at the precision of his goal; he even includes all the measurable values in it. This is why he is able to do it and this is what makes him such a remarkable man. And guess what, you can do the same, by being BOLD.