In order to reach your goals you have to do a few things. You have to determine what your goals are, and you have to set deadlines for those goals. Then, you have to create a viable action plan in order to achieve your goals by the deadline you've set. So how do you do that?
Here are four strategies you can use to put together an action plan designed to help you reach your goals.
* Determine what your goals are in very specific terms. This means that your goal can't be ‘I want to lose weight. ’ It must be something like, ‘I want to lose 24 pounds of fat by July 27th of this year. "
* Plan backwards. You need to determine the date for achieving your goal and then plan backward until today with the steps you need to take.
* Face your fears. This is a big one for most people. Fear is the number one obstacle for most of us when it comes to achieving our goals and dreams; fear of failure, fear of success, fear of embarrassment, whatever it may be.
* Put that plan on paper. Only about 3 percent of adults have clear, written goals. These people accomplish five and ten times as much as people without written goals.
Written goals are a powerful thing. They have an energy behind them that helps you move toward them that unwritten goals just don't have. In fact, you'd do even better by writing down your goals every day. Yes, every day. It will only take a few moments and will help you tremendously. This will help keep you on track. If you're doing something that isn't moving you toward your written goals, drop it.
Personally, I create 90 day action plans for my goals. I make a list of the things I want to achieve over the next 90 days. Then I plan backwards (step two above) by looking at what I have to do each month to reach those goals, then each week, and finally, a daily list of activities I need to complete to reach my larger 90 day goals.
Make sure you do something every single day that moves you closer to your goals. This helps to ingrain positive habits into your behavior that will serve you well for the rest of your life.
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