Saturday, July 10, 2010
It does not matter what goals you set and what goals you want to achieve. The main question here is how to set an effective goal that will drive you into taking action. You should know that the main reason most people fail to achieve their goals is because they are not taking enough action or they simply procrastinate. And why does this happen? It is because the goals that they have set are not effective. That is why you need to learn about effective goal setting.
Before you start to set your goal, there is one thing that you must be clear of. It is the reason for you to achieve your goals. You must know why you want to achieve your goals so much in your life. If your reason is not strong enough, you will never put in 100 percent commitment into taking action and hence you will never achieve it. So make sure that you are cleared with what you want in your life before going on.
Now, you can set all kinds of goals, you can set your goals as you want to be a multi-millionaire, you can even set your goal as that you want to be the president. You can achieve any goals you want in your life, but you must make use of these 5 no-fail strategies for effective goal setting. They are…
1. Your goals must be as specific as possible.
The first thing is of course your goals must be specific. The more specific the better, this is because it will be easier for your mind to come out with strategies and steps to achieve them. If you are not specific, it is hard for you to focus in your goals. For example, if your goal is to make $1,000,000 in just 2 years, do you know that there are tons of strategies you can use to achieve this goal? You can invest in stock market; build your own business, through network marketing and more. So be as specific as possible, this is the most basic step for effective goal setting.
2. Set a deadline for each of your goals.
Second, your goals must have a deadline. A goal without a deadline is not a goal, it is a dream. If you say that you want to be a multi-millionaire, when is it that you are going to achieve that goal? Is it 3 years from now? Is it 10 years from now or is it 20 years from now? A lot of people set goals, but they never set a deadline for their goals, and that is why they did not achieve their goals, simply because they don’t know when they are going to achieve them. Remember, put a deadline every of your goals, if your goals don’t have any deadline, it is not an effective goal setting strategies anymore.
3. Your goals must be achievable.
This is a more to practical step. What kind of goals do you set? If you set a goal like you want to earn $100,000, how are you going to achieve it? Make $100,000 is not something that can be achievable. What I mean here is that, you must include your strategies and plans of how you are going to achieve your goals. To conquer the Chinese market is not something achievable. However, to sponsor 3 Chinese everyday in your business will eventually bring you to your goal, which is to conquer the Chinese market. It is the small step that will bring you to your goals. Therefore, always break down your goals into achievable small steps.
4. Develop momentum by taking at least 3 action steps after setting your goals.
An effective goal setting must include developing momentum towards your goals. A lot of people do not know about this, and a lot of them will not do this even if they knew. You have to create the momentum that keeps you going throughout the whole process until the day you achieve your goals. For instance, if your goal is to make $100,000, then you can take action steps like paying deposit for any wealth courses or seminars and you can buy any wealth books to digest as well. By doing so, you are creating the momentum to keep you going. You need to do this every week, and the best will be everyday. Once your momentum is up, nothing can ever stop you. This is how effect goal setting can help you achieve anything you want in your life.
5. Write down your goals and stick it on the wall where you can see it often.
This is an old school strategy. Write down your goals and stick it on the wall where you can see it often. I believe that you know about this strategy, just that you don’t dare to do it. Many people seem like embarrass to tell everyone about their goals. In fact, it is a great step to tell everyone about what you want to achieve in your life. This is because by doing so, you are putting yourself on the line and you will never forget your goals. The more you are reminded of your goals, the more action you are going to take, and thus, the easier you can achieve your goals. So stick your goals on the wall, talk about them all the time and live with them.
If you are following all these 5 no-fail strategies for effective goal setting, I believe that you will feel better about life and you can achieve anything you want with them. All of these 5 strategies are just steps to follow, they are easy to accomplish if you are committed to your goals.
Like what I have mentioned above, you must find out what you really want in your life before you start setting your goals. Once you are cleared with what you want in your life and you why you want it so much, follow these 5 effective goal setting strategies, and you will achieve the things you desired the most.
What does Success really mean? How do you know when you are Successful.
When you think about success, first think back to your childhood. “Are we there yet? Are we there yet? Are we there yet?”
Do you remember that mantra chanted from the back seat of the car during long drives? You could have been passing amazing scenery, unusual people and having a great conversation with your family … but all you wanted to do was get to the destination so you could get out of the car and play.
Most adults live their lives as if they are still in the back seat of the car. They ask themselves over and over again “am I a success yet?” and end up ignoring what is passing them by.
It seems that we are so focused on the end goal we forget there is a whole lot of stuff that happens in the middle. And if we reach one goal we instantly set an even bigger goal and start aiming for that one (and beat ourselves up for not hitting our goal earlier, faster, better).
We don’t allow ourselves to see that our success journey is really a series of smaller journeys with infinite possibilities for enjoyment along the way.
We don’t allow ourselves to feel relief, gratitude and to bask in the glow of achievement when we reach a minor milestone. We just race off to the next one without drawing breath.
The bottom line is there is no one single “there” from your “are we there yet” mantra. There are a series of “there's”. Stop – celebrate and enjoy each one. You are a success.
The Law of Attraction states that you will attract to your life whatever you give your attention; energy and focus to, whether wanted or unwanted–emphasis on the unwanted. The “vibes” that you put out (also called vibrations) are either negative vibes or positive vibes, and at every moment, the Law of Attraction is responding to the vibes you are offering by giving you more of the same, whether wanted or unwanted. You just decide what you want, and keep your mind and heart focused on it until it manifests. However, although it is simple, using the law of attraction is difficult for most people because they have become used to what they have manifested in the past. After some time, you will be able to focus again on what you want to manifest, perhaps using the second, or even the first, approach to deliberate creation.
I can hardly believe there are still people in this 21st century who do not use the Law of Attraction. Is it that scary to have your dreams come true? Adherents to this law believe that the energy we emit into the universe determines what comes back to us. If we vibrate positive notions (I will lose weight, I will find love, I will be promoted to a managerial position), then we will attract what we desire. It is the Law of Attraction at work bringing what you believe, that you deserve back to you. The secret is that we have our circumstances because of the way we feel.
Most people would probably believe in the law of attraction if they experienced proof that it actually works. But the fact that it can sound too good to be true can cause skepticism and lack of belief.
Believe that you are worthy of all of the happiness, prosperity and success life has to offer. Faithfully believe that the positive force that surrounds you makes you irresistible to others.
Many of us believe that our creative abilities have limits because we were told by others that we are limited in our abilities. You may say, “Well, of course you can change where you live. We believe that you deserve a more abundant life. You deserve a life filled with tremendous success, abundance, joy, and love.
Whatever your powerful mind believes very intensely would instantly come to pass, and then guess what? If you believe otherwise it too will come to pass.
Latest cutting edge technology can enhance our ability to use the law of attraction in our lives. By training your brainwaves to be in the “alpha” level, you could keep your mind relaxed and stop the mental chatter to a considerable extent. This in turn can help to enhance the effect of law of attraction in your life.
H-A-B-I-T...When 95% of people hear this word, a negative thought pops up in their minds. Typically, most people think of a habit being negative. The secret to your future lies in your daily habits so ask yourself right now, "Are my habits today going to help me achieve my WHY in life?" This is a life-empowering question if you truly ask it and listen for the answer.
I received the following excerpt from a very dear friend of mine and felt that it is definitely the best explanation of a habit that I have ever heard:
I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest helper or your heaviest burden.
I will push you onward or drag you down to failure.
I am completely at your command.
Half the things you do, you might just as well turn over to me,
and I will be able to do them quickly and correctly.
I am easily managed; you must merely be firm with me.
Show me exactly how you want something done, and after a few lessons I will do it automatically.
I am the servant of all great men.
And, alas, of all failures as well.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with all the precision of a machine.
Plus, the intelligence of a man.
You may run me for profit, or run me for ruin; it makes no difference to me.
Take me, train me, be firm with me and I will put the world at your feet.
Be easy with me, and I will destroy you.
Who am I?
I am a HABIT!