Part 1: Basic Goal Setting Principles
In this tutorial, I’m going to tell you about the three most important steps you need to take to accomplish your life's most significant goals. There are many times in your life when you decide you need a change, whether it's starting a new business or losing weight. Whatever the change you are planning to make, you set goals and work toward them. While goals are necessary for you to achieve success, they are anything but easy or quick to reach. However, by following these three essential steps, you will be able to reach all your life's goals.
Step 1: Establish Your Goals
The first step in the process is to establish your goals firmly. This is more than just choosing what you want to accomplish. To firmly establish your goals, you need to write them down and put them where you will see them frequently. You need to place them in a spot where they can be a frequent reminder of what you are looking to accomplish.
Just writing down your goals isn't enough to establish your goals. You also have to tell people about your goals to create accountability. Not only does telling people hold you accountable for continually working toward accomplishing your goals, but the more people you tell, the more real your goals become, and the more likely you are to achieve them.
Step 2: Start Working Towards Your Goals
The second step in the process is not only the hardest part of the process, but it can be the scariest part of the process as well. This is because once you start working toward your goals, there is no turning back. Once you start working toward your goals, you are committed. You’ll never get anywhere unless you take that first step.
Step 3: Don't Quit
Without perseverance, you'll never be able to accomplish your goals. If reaching your goals was easy, you wouldn't have to establish your goals; you would have already reached them. Goals are goals because they are hard to reach. There will be times where you want to give up; you'll feel like you're not worthy of achieving your goals and finding success. This is a part of the struggle.
As hard as it might seem, reaching your goals and celebrating your accomplishments is a lot easier than quitting and living with the disappointment of not achieving your life’s goals.
Setting goals is more than only saying what you want. By following these three essential steps, you can set goals and enjoy the satisfaction that comes with knowing you achieved what you set out to do.