7 Outrageously Easy Ways To Meet Your Goals

By on January 5, 2014


Perhaps you’ve previously gone through phases of saying to yourself that you need to read more books or that you need to exercise more often, or even that you need to remain in more consistent contact with family members.

Irrespective of the actual goal, whilst you possibly made a good job of working towards it for a short period of time, you may have then faltered back to your old routine.

But don’t be too hard on yourself. In all likelihood, the reason you weren’t able to achieve those goals is because you shifted your focus towards something else that you wanted. However, by adopting this new approach you’ll find yourself being able to maintain a much tighter focus on your self-improvement plans, ensuring you readily reach your goals:
And before you knew it, you found yourself truly wishing you’d put more effort into that goal from the outset.

  1. Have a good idea of your overall life plan. This will make it much easier for you to develop the steps for getting there. If, for example, you endeavor to have closer relationships with your family and want your kids to have life-long, closer relationships with their immediate relatives, then plan out steps you can follow to progress towards those goals. Getting into the routine of calling those relatives more often and organizing regular family visits are helpful steps towards achieving your goals.
  2. Know why you want to achieve this. Ask yourself, for example, exactly why you want to exercise or why you want to be in closer contact with your family members. It’s the knowing ‘why’ that will compel you to move forward in your quest.
  3. Make improvements one-step at a time. Think ‘focus’ and as you integrate your steps for improvement into your daily routine, you can then commence working on accomplishing other desires.
  4. Write it down (all over the place). Having a written or smartphone schedule which includes your area of focus for a given week along the top of the page will provide you with a consistent prompt for your goal and serve as an ongoing reminder towards keeping you on track.
  5. Set aside some times to work toward your goals. For example, exactly when will you exercise? And, which day/time will you call that relative?
  6. If you have to skip your goal during one week then simply return to it the next. Don’t ever sabotage your self-improvement plans by thinking you’ve ‘ruined’ your goal, and that you have to then let go of it indefinitely. Instead, strengthen your efforts and tell yourself you’re simply getting back to your goal. And then just do it.
  7. Plan how you’ll maintain motivational momentum. Depending on your goal, prepare a simple plan for remaining motivated. For example, by making yourself accountable to someone else (a colleague, friend or family member) is one powerful way of achieving this. Another way is by working towards your goal before returning to your favorite book or activity, thereby letting your leisure time become a reward in itself.

By making these tips habitual you’ll be well on your way towards not only achieving your goals but also designing the incredible life you seek. Feel free to tell us about your goals and journey by posting a comment below.

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