We all have personal goals and if you are having problem keeping up with or achieving your personal goals, consider following the four steps as follows which can help you achieve your personal goals.
Step 1: Have a very certain and clear personal goal
Don’t set a general goal but have a specific about what you want to achieve. Imagine clearly in your mind what you want and make a step by step action plan to achieve it. Understand clearly why you want what you want and remember it as a motivating factor to keep you going.
Step 2: Don’t force yourself to achieve your personal goals
Whatever personal goals you make, start with something that you can achieve easily and move on to something much bigger or harder to achieve. For example, if you want to loose 50 pound of your weight, don’t try to loose it all at once, because you know that is impossible. Many people are looking for instant way out which is really an illusion. Nothing comes easy or free without efforts. Try loosing 1 pound a week, which is very achievable. At the end of the year, you are more likely to have loss all of your 50 pounds of weight.
Step 3: Have self discipline to achieve your personal goals
This is the most important step. Without self discipline you cannot achieve your personal goals. Nobody can teach you self discipline. It is something that you just have to do. Self discipline means, not being lazy and having the courage and will power to persist and do what it takes to achieve your personal goals. It is the will to do those step by step action plans you have made. If you want something so much, you have got to do everything you can to have it.
Step 4: Practice and don’t give up easily on your personal goals
What I mean by practice is, we are imperfect in this human consciousness. Once in awhile, we all make mistakes and do give up on our personal goals. We may fail to do what we are suppose to do, but that should not hinder us from continuing to do what we planned to do and achieve our personal goals. Practice gives habits. When you spend enough of time doing something over and over again, it becomes a natural trait. It becomes a habitual factor. The next thing you know, you will be doing what you are suppose to do naturally.
In a nutshell: with a clearly defined personal goal in mind with proper step by step action plans, you can have a direction to achieve your personal goals easily and when you feel like giving up, taking the self responsibility to have the self discipline to do what it takes ensures you actually achieve your personal goals.
Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. – Jim Rohn