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The Top 10 Secrets to Achieving Any Goal
We all have goals that are important to us. They
range from quitting smoking, to creating our own businesses, to raising great kids.
Unfortunately, most of us also have the experience of being unable to reach our goals, of
having them always seem just out of reach. We can see them. We want to complete them, but
we never quite cross that finish line. Here are 10 steps that are almost like magic! They
will help you reach your goals, every time!
- Precisely define the objective.
Exactly what do you want? Measure it, put a number on it. How many pounds do
you want to lose? How many dollars do you want to earn? No one can achieve a
fuzzy goal. Be precise.
- Align the objective with your values.
You wont work toward a goal that conflicts with your values or sense of
purpose. Make sure your goals are consistent with your religious and moral beliefs,
and with other goals that you have. Internal conflict will undermine your
performance, every time!
- Develop appropriate affirmations.
A series of positive, powerful, present-tense statements that describe the benefits
of having your goal and how youll feel when youve reached it are essential.
They should be short, active, exciting, and you will need to write them down and
repeat them many times, every day!
- Develop powerful reasons to achieve your goals.
"If you have enough whys, youll find a way." We reach
goals that excite us, that stimulate our imaginations. We reach goals that are vital
to our health, our family and our future. Find lots of reasons! When its
important enough, youll make it happen.
- Write your goals and your reasons down!
Write them on file cards every day! There is power, magic and mystery in
writing your goals down. Put the cards where youll see them through the day.
Put them on your mirror, or on your desk. Carry them with you and read them,
over and over, through the day.
- Set a deadline. Again, have the
courage to be exact. Quit smoking by your birthday, double your income by the end of
this year, get out of debt by September 1st. A goal without a deadline is just a
pipe dream! Give yourself the discipline of a date.
- Define intermediate targets. To
lose 40 pounds in 4 months, determine to lose 10 pounds EACH month. Having smaller
goals makes each one easier to achieve, and you can track your progress to your larger
goal. A journey of a thousand miles is just a series of steps, one after another.
- Make your goals public. Tell
friends and family what you plan to do, and your target date. Ask them to hold you
accountable and to help you along the way. Knowing your friends are rooting for you
is a powerful motivator. Set yourself up for success by making a public commitment
to reach your goals on time.
- Get a partner. High achievers rarely
do anything significant by themselves. Get a running partner, make a friendly bet
with your spouse to quit smoking, make it a family project to get out of debt.
Always have at least one person who totally supports you, and make sure they are
part of your campaign. Hire a coach, if appropriate.
- Celebrate every intermediate victory!
Give yourself a reward for each day without a cigarette, have a family celebration
for each bill that gets paid off. High achievers find reasons to celebrate every
day! Like that journey of a thousand miles, you must celebrate really
celebrate! each step along the way.
Remember, "if you can imagine it, you can
achieve it." Any goal that truly fires your imagination and fills your heart
with joy, is reachable! Set targets, develop an adequate support system, break large
goals into smaller steps, and go for it! You can do this!
Heres to your success!
Phil, Mary, and the Staff at
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