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Setting Realistic and Achievable Goals

April 04, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 130

In order for anyone to have a level of success in life, it is necessary to create a goal to aim for. What you choose for a goal will begin to attract ideas and resources towards you that will help you accomplish those goals. The first place to begin is to write down as many goals as you can think of right now on a piece of paper.

As you are writing those ideas down, what you desire will begin to appear. You must ensure that each goal you write down follows these guidelines:

1) Must be personal to you;

2) Must be achievable;

3) Your goals must be realistic.

I point those specific guidelines out to you because far too many people write that they have a goal to make a million dollars, when realistically they are just barely able to make $500.00/week. A goal should be something you will achieve or want in the next 6 months.

By following the guidelines above, spend an hour or so writing down as many goals as you want to achieve in the next six months. This will give you a target that we will be able to work with. Once you have your goals written out, we will begin the next step.

Having goals can be exciting, but for some people the idea of having a goal can be intimidating. Questions begin to form inside their mind with thoughts around failure. Some people never fulfill their personal desires, because of a fear of failure. There are numerous articles that are written to help assist with the fear of failure and other negative thought patterns.

Once you have your ten goals written down, the next step is to determine which of those goals would give you the most positive change if you were to accomplish it immediately. By doing this exercise, you will be able to identify your major definitive purpose.

The goal that we want to focus on during the next six months is the one you just identified as your major definitive purpose. Write your goal down on a 3 inch by 5 inch card and review it at least 3 times a day, morning, noon and night. Ask yourself, "How will I accomplish this goal." Each time you ask write down the thoughts that you get on the card.

The idea of continually asking yourself "How" will begin to activate your subconscious mind and you will receive the answers you desire. The final step is to take action. Do not let 24 hours pass without completing at least one thing on your list, every 24 hours. Keep up with writing new ideas and crossing off completed ideas, and before you know it, you will have reached your goal.

By setting realistic goals you will find your lifestyle beginning to change and more and more success will be attracted to your life. We all run into road blocks and a great place to go for additional resources is

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