Now, everyone knows that in order to achieve the success that they want in their life, they have to set goals. However, do you know how to set successful goals that will drive you into taking action? The problem with most people is that they do not know how to set powerful goals that will propel them into taking immediate action.
Most people fail because their goals are not aligned with what they want. They are not using the right strategies to set their goals. However, if you are reading this right now, don’t worry, because I’m going to tell you the 3 keys that you must follow to set successful goals.
How you write down your goals does not really matter. The main point you set and write down your goals is because you want to keep yourself reminded that you still have goals to pursue. You want to make it as a habit that the moment you see your goals, you will drive yourself into taking immediate action. So here are the 3 keys that you must follow to successful goal setting.
1. Your goals must have these 3 criteria, specific, have a deadline and must be exciting. I believe that you know about the first 2 criteria, your goals must be as specific as possible and your goals must have deadline. A goal without a deadline is not a goal, it is a dream. The same if your goal is not clear enough. When your goal is not clear enough, you are sending blurry information to your mind, as a result, your mind does not know what strategies should you take and it cannot concentrate in your goals.
While for exciting goal, it is like you have to think big, set big and stretch goals. For example, if you are currently earning $5,000 per month, and you set your goal as to earn $5,500 a month, will this goal drive you into taking more action? Hardly, because it is not exciting enough. What about if you set your goal as to earn $10,000 a month? Will you get motivated the moment you think about that you are going to earn $10,000 a month and you can own a more luxury car? Of course, you will even jump out of your bed early in the morning when you just woke up.
2. The second key is that you have to put yourself on the line. What I mean by this is that you need t put yourself in a situation where you have no other choice but to achieve your goals. By doing so, you leave yourself no way out. How can you put yourself on the line? The best way is to make a public commitment. Think about it, after you have told the whole world about what you want to achieve in your life, will you still have excuses not to achieve your goals? Not likely, you will do whatever it takes to make your goals come true, because the whole world knew about what you are going to do, and they are expecting it from you.
3. The last key you need is to constantly developing the momentum that keeps you going. Many people do not do this. They set their goals, and they take some action, but after a few days, they just tend to forget their goal and never to care about it anymore. You have to constantly develop the momentum that keeps you going by taking small action steps that will lead you to your goals every single day. If you are not doing so, you will forget about your goals and you will feel unmotivated very fast. That is why you need to write down your goals and place them somewhere you can see them often. The key here is habit. You want to develop the habit of taking consistent action each and everyday in your life, this is why you have to develop the momentum to keep you going.
There you go, the 3 keys to successful goal setting. Remember to follow through all the keys here if you are serious in getting what you want in your life. Success is about putting your thoughts into action. So think about what you really want to achieve in your life today, write down your goals by following to the 3 keys here and take massive action toward your goals. The journey of a thousand leagues starts from a single step, so take the first step today and the rest will be history.
This article is written by Shawn Lim, someone who constantly pursue wealth and success. You can visit his blog here for more success and wealth creation tips.
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