When asked what their goals, dreams, and aspirations are, most people have a pretty good idea of what they want. But when asked if they have a plan for achieving their goals, most people haven’t formulated anything concrete.
There’s a big difference between setting goals and achieving goals. And when it comes to setting goals, most of us continue to rely on hope and prayer alone. But to actually achieve your goals, you need to create a plan for success.
There are several techniques you can implement as you design your personal roadmap for success. And if you invest a little bit of time to plan what you’re going to do, versus trying to figure it out as you go along . . . you’re far more likely to persevere and achieve what you set out to do.
Here’s a quick overview of the easy 4-step process to achieving any goal.
The individual goals you set are stepping stones toward your true calling or highest purpose. When you have your goal written down and clear in your mind, it’s time to visualize and strategize with tactics and a timeline.
1. See the “goal achievement” vision of yourself.
Develop a clear vision of what you want to achieve in your lifetime. How do you see yourself once you’ve accomplished your goal(s)?
Mentally rehearse what your life will be like upon goal completion. What do you see, hear, smell, taste, and feel? Use your senses to get clear on the external and internal outcome of personal achievement.
This is your “goal achievement” vision. Once you’ve done this, it’s time to move on to design a strategy.
2. Design a strategy.
A strategy allows you to figure out exactly what you must do in order to achieve your goal. Your strategy is basically the overall game plan. Ask yourself, “How can I achieve my goals?”
3. Develop tactics.
A tactic is a specific action item you’ll follow through with in order to put your strategy into play. Developing tactics is a way to break down the strategy into smaller tasks and to-dos.
Write these down. Once you have your action steps clearly outlined, have a look at your calendar.
4. Create a timeline.
So you’ve set your goal completion date for sometime in 2018 . . . great! To implement your strategy, take your outline of tactics and organize your schedule.
Pencil in time for each individual action step. A timeline will keep you on track to achieving your goal.
Got it? With strong motivation, a plan, and a timeline, you’re ready to achieve any goal you set. You can totally do this!
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