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How to Achieve Your Goals

HOW TO ACHIEVE jasonharvey YOUR GOALS It's been said that everyone has goals, whether we know it or not. We have goals to keep our current job, or to get a different one. We have goals to save for the future, or to travel, take a vacation, or purchase the things we need and want to make our lives more enjoyable. SPECIFIC Top achievers know that to reach their goals, the brain must GOAL know exactly and precisely what they are trying to accomplish. Never state a goal with vague terms like "some" or "a little bit", or "more". Be specific! If you want to lose 8 pounds and reach a weight of 175, specify those exact numbers. SIMPLE Many people describe their goals in complex terms like retiring on the beach in Hawaii, with nice cars and lots of money, and... Their list goes on and on. Any ONE of those things is a great goal, but the combination becomes overwhelming and the brain gets confused. If you want to retire in Hawaii, just say so! If you want to increase your sales by 10% this month, say so! Keep your goals simple, clear, and focused. SIGNIFICANT No one can muster the enthusiasm, hard work and courage to reach a goal they don't really care about. A reachable goal is one you really, really, REALLY want! It's something that will change your life, enhance your health or wealth, and make you proud. It gets your juices flowing, gets you up in the morning, and keeps you going all day long. Because it is so important! Set goals that are worth achieving! STRATEGIC High achievers know that the best goals accomplish many great outcomes, all at one time. Running a 10K race will almost certainly Feel Great! Help you lose weight. Lower your cholesterol level Strengthen your heart Lower you risk of heart disease Increase your energy and stamina Improve your outlook. Design your goals to strategically impact as many areas of your life as possible. You'’ll have more reasons to reach your goal and more excitement when you do! MEASURABLE A goal without a measurable You CAN run a mile in under Define your goals in terms of outcome is just a pipe-dream. You 7 minutes, or do 100 sit-ups. height, weight, dollars, inches, can't achieve a pound of “happiness" Someone has wisely or hours. Then measure your or 6 inches of “self-esteem", but you observed that, “What gets progress until you achieve CAN get a new job. measured, gets done." your desired outcome. RATIONAL Your goals must make sense! When you ex- plain them to friends and family, your goals To reach your goal, you will need a plan, a should create excitement, draw support, path, and a vehicle for getting there. and encouragement. Your goals should be just out of reach, but not out of sight! You want to stretch to be your best, not strain after impossible dreams. TANGIBLE Choose goals that you can see, hear, smell or touch. Go for things you will enjoy and that you can clearly visualize. The brain has hard time going for "financial security", but it can visu- alize a bank statement with nice, large numbers on it! Define your goals in terms that excite the senses, then go for it with all your heart! WRITTEN High achievers always know precisely what they want, because they've written it down. Often, they write a short description of their goals every single morning, as a personal reminder of their priorities and their objectives. The act of writing your goals down vastly increases your chance of success. Write it down! Then, keep your notes where you can see and read them every day. SHARED Being part of a team increases our We are far more likely to stick to our plan determination, our stamina, and our and reach our goals if we know our courage. Caution: Never share your friends and family support us. goals with anyone who may ridicule, tease or discourage you! The world is full of doubters and you Or a coach who will encourage you every have no time for them. But, find a step of the way. High achievers count on support team, a group of cheerleaders and work with other winners! CONSISTENT WITH YOUR VALUES One of the biggest reasons people fail to achieve their goals is that they have conflict between their behavior and their values. However, when your values and your goals are in alignment, there is no stopping you! Clarify your values first, then set simple, specific, measurable, tangible, written goals that are consistent with those values. This will make you unstoppable. Now go get started!

How to Achieve Your Goals

shared by jasonharvey365 on Dec 30
It has been said that everyone has goals, whether we know it or not. We have goals to keep our current job, or to get a different one. We have goals to save for the future, or to travel, take a vacati...



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