To reach goals, consider this illustration: If you see roadblocks up ahead on a journey you take a diversion. No one in their right mind would just drive on and hit the obstacle head on just hoping they get through!
When you set a goal and if you are going to successfully reach goals, you need to write down a list of potential obstacles you may face.
Are there people who won't understand your goal and discourage you?
Do physical limitations or unfavorable circumstances stand in the way?
Then list them, analyze them and develop a strategy.
With a roadblock you can turn off before you get there or go over, under and around.
Do the same with obstacles that may seem to make it impossible for you to reach goals you have set.
Is there any way you can bypass the objects of resistance you are likely to face?
Preparation like this is invaluable.
If and when you reach the obstacle you know what to do.
You have already made up a contingency plan so you can move ahead and reach goals you have set!
At the same time, it is important to identify the knowledge you will need to acquire or the people or organizations that could give you essential help to reach goals before you.
Research the subject and educate yourself.
Become knowledgeable on what you are trying to achieve.
Do you personally know people who have accomplished what you are seeking?
Talk to them. Get input.
How did they do it?
How did they feel once they were able to reach goals they had worked towards?
Can you link up with other persons in that field?
What organizations exist with support or information you could use?
The internet is almost a bottomless ocean of knowledge. Through persistence you can find pretty well anything you need to know.
So, to reach goals, bypass resistance and gather assistance.
Including these two elements in your goal setting can make the difference between a failed attempt at the target and a bull's eye!
This article is part of the Goal Setting Blueprint, a 20 minute tutorial on achieving sucess in goal setting.
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