To achieve anything, especially a goal or dream, you need to take steps toward them. Actually you need to take daily steps towards them, as this is the only way to truly keep your focus & achieve what you want in life.
Here are 7 simple tips that if you put them into practice will help you take the steps to get things done!
Write down your goal
Write down the goal that is in your mind, as it is only a dream until it is in writing. This then becomes a statement of intent. The process of writing down your goal forces the subconscious to accept the commitment you have made to work towards your target. It has been suggested that you should read out your goals every morning to keep you focused throughout each day.
Set a deadline
Set a target date by which you will complete your goal. If your goal is a larger, more complicated goal, break it down into smaller steps & determine a deadline for each separate step. If you do not have an end in mind you will not focus on it’s completion.
Work on your mindset
Develop a positive approach to every aspect of your life, including your thoughts about how you will achieve your goals. Read inspirational books & believe in your own abilities.
Develop your skillset
It is very possible that a new goal will necessitate learning a new skill or will require some form of personal growth. Figure out what new knowledge you will need, or what new skills you will have to develop. Find the best source for gaining this knowledge & invest wisely to develop the skills you need.
Take the first step
It is important not to procrastinate. The moment when real action is required is often when many goals fall by the wayside. You don’t need to wait until everything is just right. Get started now & make adjustments as you go along. Take that first step. Remember the first step is always the hardest one to take.
Continue to completion
The path to the ultimate completion of your goal is unlikely to be a straight and simple one. Do not give up when you encounter the first or any subsequent obstacles. Always keep the end result in focus, maintain your excitement & enthusiasm, & keep moving forward. See each difficulty you meet as an opportunity for learning and growth.
When you complete your goal it is important to reward yourself for this achievement. Look back over your accomplishments & enjoy the satisfaction that success brings. This will train the subconscious mind to focus on activities that produce successful results. It is not just about the end result, it is also about growth & who you become. Once you have enjoyed your reward, set your next goal, making it bigger & more challenging than the last.