Hey guys! Hope you are having a great time. This post will be dedicated to bringing out the motivation to work towards your dreams.
I would not deny that I have been a victim of this habit too. I had so many goals each year that began with the beginning of the year but never made it till the end. Gradually I decided that it is too hard to keep up with the goal and might as not make it.
It was only couple of years ago I realized the importance of goal setting and action towards fulfilling them. It all started with me picking up “The Secret” from my visits to a bookstore.
I read the book and I liked it (only to an extent). After that the book triggered me to create my own goal setting techniques, that might be inspired by what the book says but it has my own twist added.
So without any further delay, let’s get started.
Really! One of the most simple step and the most missed out one.
If I ask you to ask yourself “when was the last time you have actually written down your goals that has an actual end date”, what would have been your answer?
Writing down your goals is a great way of putting out your goals for manifestation. It will make a huge difference.
Another important factor that many of us ignore is there are no end dates.
Also, be specific with your goals. You cannot have a vague goal with no timelines and expect to achieve them. It won’t work trust me.
When you are looking to finish your goal, mention exactly what your goal is.
You see the difference in the first and the second goal. The second goal with specifics is the kind of goal that I want you to create for yourself.
Though I have made this point clear in the previous topic, I still want to throw some light on this. You should know what is a long term goal vs. short term.
Many people think that long term goals don’t really work. I disagree.
One of my biggest long term goal is to create a passive income for myself which I understand will not happen overnight.
It will take time and I need discipline to achieve this goal. Therefore I have given this goal few years and count it as a long term goal.
We all want to have the finest things in life, isn’t it. The perfect house with a luxury car or the best holidays every now and then. But let’s be honest with ourselves, can we really afford it?
For example, I plan to buy a home and saving for the first down payment is my biggest goal for the year. Now what is my budget to buy a home? I can dream to buy a multi billion dollar home, but can I actually afford one?
The best thing here is to know how much I can afford without killing myself. Understand what is within my reach and what is not.
For example, I want to travel to France and live there for a month. Now traveling to that country is quite expensive as it is, moreover I don’t have any friends there where I can stay. Managing my living expense in such an expensive place would need a huge sum of money. However I can divide the huge sum of savings (which is a big goal) into small manageable goals.
I absolutely love this technique of keeping an eye on my goals. Sometimes I even do it for my daily “To Do list”.
I always had a vision board with pictures and goals on it.
It can be a white board where you can write your goals or a pin board to pin them, the world is your oyster my friend.
We have done all the fancy things that one should do to create the goals but lets accept it, there is no goal that can be achieved without a proper plan, action and the discipline to achieve them.
Let’s suppose I want to reduce my weight by the end of the year. I write down my goal on a piece of paper with an end date and stick it out on the vision board. I also cut pictures of the lovely models I admire for inspiration and pin them on the board.
However, in order to fulfill this goal I need to have an action plan. The action plan must have my exercise routine along with clean eating habits. This is the first part to work on.
Go ahead with the plan that you have created. Get out of the bed and exercise and eat clean inspite of all the cravings if that’s your plan.
Know that there is nothing that can be achieved without hard work and dedication.
As mentioned by famous author Robin Sharma, “Noble intentions don’t make a legendary life, rigorous and real execution does.”
There is nothing that can be achieved without execution. However in order to keep executing, you need to have a discipline.
Therefore it is very crucial to keep in mind that no goal can be fulfilled without proper plan, action and discipline.
That’s it for today guys. I hope you learnt something from it and you would be more organized while creating and achieving your goals. I will see you next time with something new and creative.
Till then, keep smiling.