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Steps to Crushing Your Goals

The key is to not just be ambitious but to be overambitious.  In order to keep your sanity while doing this you must realize that it is ok to come up a little short.  If your goal is to get a B in a course, then that is likely to be the best you’ll do.  However, if you set out to get an A in a course and you end up with a B+ or A-, that’s still very respectable and you should be okay with that. It’s still much better than if you would have gone for the minimal goal.

Here are few tips on how to crush your goal :

  • Determine Your Goal – What do you want to do and Why?
  • Write It Down – Having your goals written down on paper has been shown that you’re more likely to succeed if you’ve taken the time to write down your goals.
  • Define Your Why – Determine who you’re doing this for? If not for you, then chances are you’ll likely have a more difficult time reaching the finish line. Aligning your goals with your personal and professional priorities will give you a leg up in the race.
  • Find Motivation – It’s not enough to simply want to meet a goal. You have to really want it. Tapping into what motivates you to achieve this particular goal is essential for success.
  • Use Imagination – Envision your future self having accomplished your goal. What does that look and feel like. Channel that energy on difficult days when you can’t seem to get focused.
  • Expect Obstacles – Life isn’t perfect, and no amount of planning can prepare you for crises, knowing how you’ll handle emergencies can keep you on the right path when the unexpected happens.
  • Be Strategic – Setting several short-term goals can help make your to-do list seem more manageable. You are more likely to stay focused on goals that require short bursts of energy and time. Start with one week at a time and go from there.
  • Seize the Days – Defining objectives such as day-to-day tasks will help prevent overwhelming feelings. You need to consider all the minute little things that go into making your efforts successful. Make lists, keep track and take notes.
  • Enlist an Army – Gather your people and spread the word. You’ve got a goal! The more important the goal, the more help you need. Don’t be shy about sharing your vision with those who care about you. They believe in you and want to help.
  • Set the Pace – Only you know how much time you have to dedicate to your goals and objectives. Don’t stretch yourself too thin. You risk burnout and loss of motivation if you don’t set boundaries.

My greatest human need is the need for growth, and so goals play an even more critical role in my life compared to the average person. If you’re a success junkie like me, then I suggest reading the tips in this article carefully if you want to compound your results and make the remainder of this year productive.

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    • I agree. It’s always nice to be rewarded for your hard work, and we can all benefit greatly by implementing a personal rewards program. It doesn’t have to be lavish, either, as sometimes simple rewards can go a long way to push us harder.

      Friday afternoon pizza for the office if all goals are hit for the week is a great way to keep a team motivated and pushing hard, while you might reward yourself with an early Friday departure from the office if specific personal performance goals are reached.

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      • Thank you for telling me such things. I really loved it. In this world no one cares for other but you gave me so nice advice that our relatives also don’t give. One more time thank you so much.
        But speaking such things is easy but when it comes to do in life i always afraid. Afraid of getting failed, afraid of criticism, and many more. So can you make a special post for peoples who afraid from failure like me. 3rd time thank you.

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    • I am glad I could help you Ashutosh. Success often comes to those who take big risks, and big risks can result in epic failures. There are very few one-hit wonders, as most successful entrepreneurs have experienced failure at one point.

      Even if you have failed in the past, commit to your end goal and don’t think about those past failures or the possibility of failing again. It could happen, yes, but you could also be the next success story. This circles back to the point above — you must remain extremely optimistic at all times, and if you do get knocked down you have to bounce right back up, 100 percent focused on your end goal.

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  1. How true the key is to be able to keep motivated longer enough were it becomes naturally a habit.. the other key is the support base.. on how well you are doing.. keep going i can notice the difference.. great job… it all comes together when there is that support and turn it into a habit or were your really enjoying it is so important.

    Lifeat60

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    • When you are constantly optimistic you focus on just the positives, which helps you stay motivated and focused on reaching your goals. The minute you start to bring negative thoughts into your mind is the moment your forward momentum will come to a screeching halt.

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    • Thank you. Glad you liked it.! We all have goals that we want to achieve but setting them isn’t enough. If you really want to make a change in your life, you need to commit to the process, wake up every day, and take massive action. It all comes down to making a shift in your perspective. We tend to forget, but it’s actually the small wins that transform into big successes. This is the secret to crushing your goals

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    • Some of my early mistakes in goal setting came when I would set goals, run off to conquer them while not including anyone in the process. It’s imperative for you to get your goals around others and get their feedback. It’s not so they can crush your soul and tell you your goals are stupid. No, it’s so they can make them a bit sharper. You’ll thank them for it.

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