Last time we were discussing what goals are for and how to set them correctly. Now it’s time to explore the other half of the process – achieving the goal. Both are equally important for us to be successful and self-directing.
Visualizing the goal
Making a collage of whatever you wish to achieve is not just clip art, it’s a process of self-programming. By creating a picture that shows our current goals achieved we put ourselves into the right mindset for success. No matter how skeptical we may be about this, we simply cannot deny the operating peculiarities of our brain. We are essentially programmable creatures. And our life depends on the type of program “installed” in our subconscious. The more positive the attitude, the clearer and more visible the goals – the easier it is to overcome all possible difficulties on the way to the finish line.
Breaking up large goals into sub-goals
Any large-scaled project can crush our motivation with its perceivable size alone. However, by breaking it up into smaller parts, we can easily handle them. As for the truly global goals we may have, they are easily achievable as long as you can break them up into shorter stages. Firstly, that way you make the picture of achieving the main goal clearer and more concrete. Secondly, it facilitates the process of achieving those goals. Thirdly, it gives us confidence and positive attitude as we consequentially achieve every sub-goal.
Correcting the goals
Nothing stands still. Our surroundings change, the world itself changes, and we change too. It’s normal that somewhere down the road we may change our perception of the world around, which will also affect our goals. There is nothing shameful in correcting your goals from time to time. Some of them may be eliminated, others will undergo substantial changes. Correcting your goals will help you soberly assess reality and economize your own resources (than you would otherwise be wasting on trying to achieve a goal that’s no longer relevant).
Believing in yourself and achievability of your goals
We already mentioned that a goal must never be imposed upon you by someone, rather than come from your heart and be highly desirable. Only in this case will you be able to truly believe in its achievability and overcome all obstacles along the way. Believing in yourself and being persistent are the two factors that will keep you from stopping or deviating from the intended route.
Forming a plan to implement your goal
We hope this information will help you concretize your goals and plan your actions in order to achieve them. Unfortunately, not all goals set turn out to be achievable due to numerous obstacles along the way. How not to lose motivation on your way to success? We’ll talk about it next time.