10 steps to achieving your goals


Have you written your goals for 2015? If you have, congratulations – you are in the 3% of the population who have. You’ve started thinking about how great next year will be for you, you have some short term goals and some longer term goals to keep you motivated (that’s another blog entirely!). If you haven’t written them yet, it doesn’t matter – your 365 days can start now!

But how are you going to keep yourself going over the next 12 months? Here’s 10 steps to keep you on track.

1. Face the fear. If your goal doesn’t scare you a little bit then it’s probably far to achievable and you aren’t challenging yourself enough. Go on – set the bar higher for yourself!

2. Tell Others. One way to make you want to succeed is to not feel like a failure in front of others. So…..tell people, telling people what your goals (dreams) are will make you more inclined to prove to them and yourself that you can make it work.

3. Prioritize. List your goals and make note of the ones that will make the most difference to you. Those are the ones you should be focussing on

4. Be financially prepared. Not all goals need a budget but some do, make sure you have allowed for some expenditure in your accounts

5. Create your action plan. You have your goals which is fantastic, but you need to figure out how you are going to achieve them

6. Stay focussed. It’s pointless setting yourself goals for the year if you aren’t going to work on them until October with the hopes of achieving them all. You MUST work on your goals weekly, if not daily.

7. Be a student. Keep learning. Listen to books, read literature, keep tabs on your competitors and what is new in your industry

8. Stay inspired. If you aren’t inspired to achieve your goals then you won’t have the motivation to work on them

9. Walk don’t run. You can see the end in your mind and it would be so easy if we could reach the end quickly but almost always we have to remain patient and work on the smaller tasks before we can take pleasure in achieving the result

10. Celebrate the small. Along the path to your end goals you will have some smaller milestones. When you achieve these give yourself a pat on the back, a glass of wine or a meal out. This helps you stay motivated.

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