10 Inspirational Tips To Help You Achieve Your Life Goals
We all have life goals. Some of us have bigger goals than others. For example, while some make it their goal to stay fit and healthy, others want to live in the Hollywood Hills.
But while setting life goals is one thing, actually achieving them is another altogether. How many of us can say that we’re on the right road to achieving our goals? And how many of us are quite frankly miles away from achieving them?
Achieving your life goals could be enough to complete your life. If you’re determined to do just that, let’s take a look at 10 inspirational tips that can help.
Nobody whoever achieved their goals did so without being committed. Put simply, you can’t achieve anything you really want in life unless you give it your all.
Your life goals deserve at the very least from you whole-hearted commitment, desire and determination. If you’re struggling with this process, it might be that your goals need tweaking. After all, if a life goal isn’t worth committing to, is it really the right goal? For you to commit 100% to something, a goal has to be meaningful.
Keep Track Of Your Progress
It’s important that you write down your goals on paper so that you know exactly what you’re aiming for, and what you have to do. But as part of the process, you should also track your progress.
Tracking your progress can b done using a goal-tracking worksheet. Alternatively, you could download and use a goal management app, or implement a method of your own choosing.
Tracking your progress helps you to stay on track. It keeps you updated with where you’re at, and lets you know how much more still needs to be done.
Ask For Help
There will be times when you come up against obstacles in the pursuit of your goals. These moments will define how successful you are in completing your goals. The easy option when faced with what seems like an impossible obstacles is to turn right around and give up.
But you know what’s better? Asking for the advice of others! You might not realise it, but people can help you achieve your goals. Why do everything yourself when you’ve got friends and family to call on?
What separates people who achieve their goals from those who don’t is that the former took action, while the latter group did not.
You can’t keep waiting around for things to happen. You can’t let yourself get stuck in planning hell, nor can you keep on making excuses, such as “I have no time this week.”
Now is the time. If you want to achieve your goals, you simply have to take action.
When I wanted to lose more weight and become healthier, I made a big announcement about it on Facebook. I told everyone who could see my post what my goals were and wanted to achieve. Why? Because it made me accountable to other’s.
Making yourself accountable to people you care about is a great way of reaching your goals. Once you’ve told people you’re going to do something, you will be much more determined to go out there and actually achieve it.
It’s not easy sharing your setbacks, admittedly. But doing so will encourage your friends and family to give you words of encouragement, and this will help to keep you on track.
Break Them Up
One of the most common reasons people fail to achieve their goals is because they’re just too big and unrealistic. This happens a lot of life goals especially; we want things such as penthouses and yachts, but we soon realise that achieving these things is just going to be way too difficult.
For this reason, it’s a good idea to break your long-term goal into a series of small-term goals that will help you to achieve your aim. Basically, you’re setting milestones which are smaller goals that are easier to achieve than the massive long-term goal.
Achieving goals is a marathon, not a sprint, and you have to take baby steps to get to the end.
If you simply say, “Oh, I want to lose some weight!” you’re being way too vague. How much is some weight? And when do you want to lose it by?
To help you achieve your goals, it’s a good idea to be a lot more specific. Instead of simply saying that you want to lose weight, write down how much weight you want to lose and when by.
Setting dates gives you a clearer target to work towards. Without a date, it’s hard to stay on track because you could tell yourself “Oh, I’ll do it tomorrow or next week.”
The consequence of this is that you keep on putting things off.
A mantra could be something as simple as “I can do this, I can do this.” Remarkably powerful things, mantras can help you to achieve your goals.
Be Prepared To Work Hard
Nobody who achieved any goal had it easy. Everyone who set life goals and went out and achieved them had to work hard for it.
You hear all kinds of rags to riches stories all the time. Jim Carrey’s family was so poor when he was growing up that they all lived in a van. Oprah Winfrey was raised by a single mom in a poor neighbourhood. Michael Jordan was turned down by his colleges varsity basketball team.
To put your destiny in your own hands, you have to be prepared to move a lot of dirt. There will be obstacles, but if you want this, you have to be ready to square up to challenges.
Visualise Your Goal
If you visualise something, you have a much better chance of achieving it. Athletes and entrepreneurs do this all the time. They picture how they want things to pan out, as it gives them a psychological edge.
For example, a soccer player on the eve of a final will picture himself lifting the trophy. An entrepreneur setting up business will picture it winning awards.
Visualising success gives you a much better chance of actually achieving it.