7 Do’s & 7 Don’ts About Achieving Goals and Dreams
In our lives, we need to have goals in order to be successful. Often, we should ask where do we see ourselves in 5 years, do we know our aim, what do we need to get done by the end of the day?
If we do not set goals, we would be lost and unfocused. So, knowing what we aim for in life is going to help us lead better and more successful lives.
However, people should know that setting goals are not enough. We cannot just say “I want to have a nice house”, and just sit back and wait.
It will not happen. We need to learn how to set and work on our goals. In fact, setting goals is a process that requires knowing what you want.
How to Set Yourself Up for Success
Then, you need to work hard to get to that goal. Furthermore, it is important for your goal to motivate you, to be important to you.
If you have a goal that is not meaningful to you, you may lack the motivation to work hard.
Also, your goals need to be specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and time-bound. A good tip is that you can write down your goals in order to make them more real.
And, you can as well make yourself a plan in which you will number your next steps. Nonetheless, it is important to know that you should be persistent.
Achieving a goal needs time, and you have to be on track. But first, you need to learn more about these 5 golden rules of achieving your goal. (1)
How to Achieve Your Goals and Dreams
Taking steps is what you need to do to achieve your goal. Try applying the following steps, and you will get closer to fulfilling your dream.
Dream Your Goal
Dare to dream. This is what is going to motivate you to work harder on achieving your goals.
Never allow negative thoughts to turn you into a pessimist. In fact, everything begins in our minds, so do your goals.
In fact, everything begins in our minds, so do your goals.
Have a Believable Goal
Your goals should be big, but also credible. For instance, if one young person imagines themselves as a billionaire one day, that is possible.
On the other hand, an old woman of 90 years with arthritis setting a goal to run a marathon under 3 hours is impossible.
So, you should have achievable goals that you are able to work on.
Picture Your Goal
Successful people have a habit to picture their goals.
For example, if your dream is to be rich and run a multimillion company, you should picture yourself in the office of your company.
Or, excellent shooters in the NBA see the ball going through the basket. This technique trains the mind to control the body to work for fulfilling the dream.
Talk about Your Dream
If you keep your dream only to yourself, the dream lives only on your inside. So, talking about and sharing your dream with other people make you believe it more and more.
When we talk about our goals, we convince ourselves that they are possible to achieve.
Also, when other people know about our dreams, then we will work harder to get them, to avoid looking stupid.
Make a Plan
Everything needs a plan. Your dreams will not come true if you just sit there and wait.
You need to make a plan and determine your strategies to work on achieving the goal.
Think about all the details. And, very importantly, set a time frame for realizing every task of your plan.
Work on Your Goal
Life would be perfect if we were just sitting on our sofas and watching TV shows while our goals are realized.
But, that is not possible, although there are people who just sit relaxed. However, successful ones are working very hard on achieving their aims.
So, work on your goal every day.
Enjoy Your Goal
When you finally reach your goal make sure you enjoy it. Actually, you should enjoy it even while you are working on achieving your goal.
Also, you should reward yourself by the way. And, when you finally achieve and enjoy your dream, make sure to make another one, bigger than the former.
Habits You Must Stop Doing
You need to avoid thinking about other people and their successes, and stop comparing yourself to them.
Also, focusing on the things you do not have or you are missing makes your stay in the same place. So, you need to get out of that “prison” you are stuck in.
Think positive and focus on yourself.
Do Not Get Obsessed with Future
Focusing only on your future prevents you from living your life at present. Make a pause, take a breath and focus on the opportunities you have now.
It is good to know that you are able to work on your future goals while living a good life at present.
Do Not Go After Multiple Goals
There are only a few big goals that are worth putting energy and time into. However, we are only humans, and we are not able to achieve many goals at the same time.
The best way is to focus on one great goal that is meaningful to us. Having too many goals may only distract us from achieving what is really important.
Do Not Search for Perfectionism
People who are perfectionists often get distracted or lost because of some details. Also, being afraid of something may keep you frozen and unable to work on reaching your goal.
Prevent yourself from hating your goal only because perfectionism has stood on your way to success.
Stop Living in Your Head
You need to immediately get outside your head and take a break from all that thinking, planning, analyzing, etc. When an idea comes to your mind, get up and do it, even if it is something tiny. Follow your impulses, and do not let fear control you.
Do Not Stuff Your Schedule
You are not supposed to have your schedule filled with plans, but take some time to get energized. It does not mean that if your schedule is stuffed, you are going to achieve more.
On the contrary, multitasking does not work for the big dream, but it is only a distraction. You have to take time for yourself to recharge your batteries.
Do Not Focus on Your Past
Focusing on your past and what you failed makes you freeze at the moment. This thinking about what has gone wrong or what have you done bad only keeps you away from success.
You need to learn to forgive yourself and others. Take time for yourself, meditate, and decide to close that chapter from the past.
In order to make changes in emotions, attitudes as well as behavior, people use self-hypnosis. Did you ever ask yourself how to use self-hypnosis to achieve your goals?
In fact, there are a lot of people who use the self-hypnosis technique to deal with everyday issues.
Through self-hypnosis, people are able to improve their self-esteem, relieve anxiety, decrease stress, and it can even help in quitting smoking, or overeating.
Also, people who do sports often use self-hypnosis to enhance their athletic performances.
However, you should note that self-hypnosis should be practiced only after a medical diagnosis, and under the observation of a doctor or therapist.