Friday, 17 August 2018

10 Ways To Reach Your Goals!*

Everyone has at least one goal. Whether you realise it or not, you’re always working towards something. For some, this will be to fall in love, get married, and raise a beautiful family. For others, this will be to follow a high-flying career and live big. For me its somewhere in between. It's easy to forget goals don't have to be career-related but also important to remember not to put pressure on your self to always achieve.

I am all for goals, they are there to make things happen. So instead of having dreams, you’re making a plan to be able to actually make those things a reality but there is a lot of work that has to go in most of the time.

1. Write Them Down

The best thing I find is to write goals down, that's why I started writing a monthly goal blog post. If you just keep them in your head you will be naturally less inclined to actually make them happen. I kind of forget about them where as written down I can refer back. So whether this is all about getting your own place, starting a business, traveling to a new country, buying yourself a bag, or whatever it is - write it down.

2. Get Into The Right Frame Of Mind

Then, you need to get yourself into the right frame of mind. It’s so important that you are positive, prepared, and ready to make this happen. A change in mindset will usually make you believe in yourself a little bit more. It's hard at first but definitely worth it.

3. Be Prepared

Align your goals with your actions. If you want to start a business, you need to make sure that you do exactly that. if you want to work out more, you need to actually be okay with exercising. If you have a goal and you don’t take steps towards it, you’ll never be able to accomplish it.

4. Create A Plan

Now, to make sure that you can actually do the above, it’s helpful for you to come up with a plan that you can follow. I find it so so much easier to get things done if I have manageable steps to complete first. I usually create a to-do list as ticking off the smaller parts gives me a constant feeling of accomplishment

5. Get Your Finances Together

This obviously depends on your goal but as much as we don't like it, money comes into most things. Because for starters, being financially secure is important. But secondly, having money to put towards your goals can help. If you’re struggling, debt consolidation loans could be useful. But you may just need to learn to budget better and start building some savings.

6. Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone

Another thing that helps me really push towards my goals, is to make sure that I'm getting out of your comfort zone. It’s easy to just stay in your safety zone. But if you want to make a change and reach a big goal, it can be scary. So put yourself out there and see what happens.

7. Network With Others

This is something I have learned to do a lot in the past year. When I started to network and meet new people, I got great advice and found out new opportunities that definitely helped me reach my goals.

8. Work Hard

However, you also need to make sure that you are working hard to actually bring your goals to fruition too. They just won’t happen otherwise. So don't’ be afraid of the work that this is going to take. Sure, at first, this may intimidate you. But, it’s something that you just have to do. This is why I suggest manageable steps as otherwise, it can be very daunting.

9. Put In The Time

Next, you’re going to want to make sure that you’re just allocating the right time. It’s so important that you’re able to work on your goals. Don’t let them fall to the bottom of your to-do pile. You need to make sure that you’re prioritizing time for the things you need to do. So work out how you can allocate your time and effort. I personally use a diary, the calender on my phone and a to-do list. That way I stay super duper organised.

10. Believe In Yourself

Believe in yourself. I can't say this enough. It's so important and not enough people appreciated it but believe that you can do this. Without the confidence behind it and a positive attitude, it will never become you.

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  1. I completely agree about putting in the time - you need to do this to succeed.

    1. I would say that is probably my top top tip plus always believe in yourself!