To succeed or achieve something in life, you must first set goals. This is especially necessary for any person interested in self-improvement. With that said, one of the first sets of goals should be self-improvement.
But remember “What you achieve in life is not as important as what you become” – Author Unknown.
Go ahead and take the actions and steps necessary to make your goal of self-improvement in some area of your life a reality. A good example of this is how athletes will compare their current performance to their previous performance, with self-improvement being the number one goal.
Below are six goal-setting actions to help you achieve your goals:
- Start with short-term goals that will build on and lead you to long-term ones.
If you have a big task, like getting out of debt, break it down into smaller steps that will help you stay focused and on track. You’ll feel good as you accomplish each goal, keeping you motivated and ready for the next one.
- Make sure you really want the goal. It is very important that the goals you choose are your own and not set for you by someone else. If you are not deeply committed to your goals, you will only delay achieving them.
Share your goals with others. By doing this, you will get the support you need from others. Be sure to share with those who will encourage you, not those who will give you negative feedback.
Write down your goals. Create a written statement of goals and sign it. This will strengthen your commitment and give you a ticket to success. Also, when times get tough, you can read your statement to motivate you.
Keep at it and don’t give up. There is nothing more satisfying in life than achieving a goal. Once successful turns into many times. It can become quite additive.
Rejoice and celebrate. Take time to enjoy the moment. You have worked hard and found that with dedication and commitment you have achieved your goals.
There you have it, six basic steps that will help you on your way to successfully achieving your goals. While all six steps are important, the one that stands out the most is number 1. If you can’t break your goal down into small parts, you’ll always be putting it off or putting it off. And you know what happens when you procrastinate… nothing gets done. Good luck.