6 Steps to Achieving Any Goal

What do we need to do to keep goals? Especially goals that are typically hard for us to keep. I know not everyone’s goals are fitness goals but I know most of us have at least one goal that is typically hard to keep but we want to keep trying. Here are a few simple ways that can help you meet the goals you want.

1. DEEPLY DESIRE. The number one starting point to any achievement is desire. You want to feel the fire in your heart for this goal. The bigger the fire the bigger the heat. You need to make a deep emotional connection to your goal and why it is important for you to carry out. When you are emotionally attached to something and it means more to you for deeper reasons then you can easily keep it in mind and it becomes alive and more than just words. You have to REALLY REALLY REALLY want it.

2. VISUALIZE ACHIEVING. This is “the secret” right here. Where most of the power of the Law of Attraction stands. What does it look like when you accomplish your goal? How do you feel? One of the most amazing things about life is that your world is based on of your mindset. Change your mindset and you change your life. When you ACT AS IF, you create positive thought and feelings which in turn create positive actions. Vision boards can be very helpful because they are constant reminder of the things you want. Start with hanging just one picture of the thing you want.

3. MAKE A PLAN. Every goal needs to start with a plan and action steps on how you will get there. Mini Goal Monday is one way I am trying to  help you create stepping-stones order to achieve the big goal you desire. Every goal no matter how big or small can be broken down to smaller attainable goals. This is actually crucial in goal planning and in reality makes it  A LOT easier too! While breaking down goals weekly, some even can and/or need to do it daily. Either way, always keep the end in mind.

4. WRITE IT DOWN. Lee Iacocca said, “The discipline of writing something down is the first step toward making it happen.” I agree which is why I have been doing Mini Goal Mondays in the first place. When you write your goal and the specifics on how you are going to get there, you immediately will feel a deeper sense of commitment to it.

5. GET SPECIFIC I couldn’t be more serious about the importance of this one. When you get specific with your pathway to your goal you make your goal really clear. You start to make time in your schedule to make sure you get done the things you need to do. To get specific just continue to break down your goal smaller and smaller. Key questions to continue to ask are HOW and WHEN.  A classic example is again what I try to achieve with these posts.

I want to lose 10lbs in 6 weeks. How? by losing 1.5 per week. How? By working out at least 4 times this week. How? Going to the gym, doing work out videos, hike/walk, etc. When? gym on Mon, Wed, Fri. Workout videos Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sun. Hike on Sat. When? gym Mon/Wed-8pm, Fri-4pm, videos – 7am, hike Sat-9am. And there we have it, I now have my exercise built into my schedule to better make sure I make it happens. Of course I can do the same thing with how I am going to eat right as well. You get the point?

6. REVIEW YOUR PROGRESS This is where support comes into play. I have these posts so I can check in regularly with everyone and review how I did the previous week. I also weigh myself once a week every Sunday morning to make sure I hit my weekly goal. {If you are losing weight I suggest you don’t weigh yourself more than once a week as we tend to fluctuate throughout, and the most accurate time of day is in morning, after you’ve emptied yourself, naked}. It’s important to have support whether it’s from a friend, family member, co-worker, coach, trainer etc.  I check in with my friend that I have to bet with so I can have someone physically to hold me accountable.

These 6 steps seem very simple yet they are very powerful when done. If your goals aren’t being met it is important to analyze why. Don’t push it under the rug. Review the 6 steps and figure out where you are falling short or where some things may need to be changed. Don’t give up! Assess how deeply you want to achieve your goal. If you want it bad enough, you will get there

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