Write your goals down
not on a computer, but on paper or in a journal.
There’s something that happens when we write something down on a physical piece of paper.
You become a creator when you write down your goals.
You are acknowledging both your conscious and subconscious minds that where you are right now is not where you want to be.
Your brain then makes this distinction and becomes dissatisfied with the place you are currently in.
One of the strongest motivators is a sense of dissatisfaction.
When you’re totally comfortable and relaxed, you’re not going to be motivated to do whatever it takes to make things happen.
Dissatisfaction is a power that you want on your side.
There is real drive when you find some things that you want to move away from.
Tension and pressure can serve as powerful drivers of our actions.
Use this as a tool to influence yourself so you can start to take actionable steps toward your success.
Get Clear on the why, get crystal clear
Write out the details:
How would achieving this goal make you feel?
What would it mean to you to get what you want?
How will it change your life?
By getting absolutely clear as to why you must achieve your goal, you will find your purpose.
And purpose is stronger than outcome.
The purpose of a goal is not so you can get the result – it’s what the end result will make you as a person.
Knowing this purpose will help keep youf ocused, and it will help get you through the rough times.
If you create a strong enough “why” to keep you going, you will have the fuel to keep going no matter what comes your way.
So what are the reasons that you must achieve your goal?
How will it change your life for the better?
What lies underneath your surface aspirations?
Find absolute certainty
It’s perfectly okay to have no idea how you are going to achieve your goal.
And it’s perfectly okay to set goals that go beyond your present ability or skill.
What’s important here is that you operate from a place of absolute belief and faith.
Frame your goals with absolute certainty – that no matter what, you will find a way to make it happen.
This is crucial for accomplishing your goals.
Even if it seems impossible to you now, you know in your core that you can pull it off.
When you have that fundamental belief, you will be taking back control of your life.
So even though you may not be able to control the outside world or the challenges that come your way, you know that you will persevere and overcome.
So many people give up prematurely because they focus on the outcome and then stop and tell themselves,
“I don’t know how to do that” or “I could never achieve that.”
Or they fail along the way and decide to quit because it seems easier than trying again.
What if you didn’t have to figure out how to do it, but rather believe that you will figure it out no matter what?
That achieving your goal is not only within the realm of possibilities, it is an absolute certainty?
Just imagine how that could change your life right now.
Practice and Repeat
You cannot set goals one time, never look at them again – and then expect long-term results.
Your subconscious mind may know the general direction to move in, but the power comes from daily practice and constant review.
People looking for a quick fix will never achieve mastery.
Reaching your goals takes focus and practice: You have to repeat skills over and over again in order to get what you want.
If it’s a new skill you want to acquire, practice is a key part of becoming comfortable within your new practice.
If you’re looking to achieve more in your career, then determine the core processes you need to shift and execute those on a regular basis.
What about bringing more joy and passion into your relationship? Intimacy is a daily practice.
If you want to master anything you have to ingrain it into your system.
And practice is a key part of that.
Remember, consistent practice, constant focus this is what will result in a profound and lasting impact on your life.
Getting what you want out of life isn’t easy if it was, everyone would be joyful and fulfilled.
Getting what you want out of life takes time, commitment and clarity of purpose.
We are all capable of accomplishing the things we dream of; we just have to decide to go after these goals with everything we have.
Are you ready to take control of your life and go after what it is you really want?
Start today, and set the future version of yourself up for success.