Let me start by congratulating you for making it to the year 2019; this year is gonna make sense but there is a price for it because it goes beyond mere proclamation but working the talk.
In the journey of life, each day comes with its own opportunity waiting for you to explore, it is very imperative to have goals that drive you to work in life.
In this post, I will be exposing some rare secrets that can help you outsmart your peers 10x more than you expect this New Year.
A sage once said, the worst thing in life is not death but living a life without a purpose or goal.
Here are some useful tips to help you get started with setting and achieving your goals this New Year.
Step 1– Set smart goals, your goals must not necessarily be ambiguous.
The word ‘smart’ can be seen as an acronym where‘S’ stands for specific. Your goals should be specific and clearly identify what you seek to achieve.
By writing down your goals, you specify it there by thinking on paper. A goal not written down on paper is just a mere wish.
The letter M there means measurable. As your set your goals let it be measurable for not all goals are measurable. Measuring your goals helps you evaluate your level of progress.
The letter A stands for achievable, that is you enunciate on how you seek to achieve your goal by stating some of the efforts you are willing to put in order to make it work.
The letter R means realistic, something that is bound to happen not like a situation where you build castle in the air by setting a goal that is not realistic.
However, it doesn’t mean that you shy away from setting tough goals, just make sure whatever goal you set is visible.
The last letter T stands for timely. For you to reach your goals as an individual, you have to make it timely by setting deadlines on each goal.
Start each day with set goals at heart but make sure these goals are in line with the goals of the year.
Step 2 – Resolve to do something each day that moves you towards your major goal.
When you get started this way, your subconscious memory will begin to accept this new life style which will eventually become a habit that you don’t need anyone to remind you of your set goals.
95 percent of your success in life and work will be determined by the kinds of habits that you develop overtime.
For success and excellence can be a habit when you make your daily activity to be geared to being excellent and successful.
Think about your goals and review them daily, it is advisable you do it before going to bed at night.
Visualize yourself achieving your goals daily for any future you cannot picture, you cannot feature in it.
There is indeed great power in visualization, it works wonders and make your goals fit your lifestyle. Ask yourself, can I see myself reaching this goal?
Step 3 – Keep yourself motivated
Overcome feeling of doubts or fear, continually tell yourself ‘I can do it’ no matter what, be self-motivated because you will change as circumstances changes.
Flexibility is vital, always keep yourself motivated, always say to yourself ‘I can do it’ when fears or doubts surfaces.
This activity will help keep you focus and motivated towards achieving your goals. Remember, no one can motivate you more than you yourself.
Setting of goals won’t keep you away from obstacles and challenges which are parts of life but will rather make you to be well organized as to what next to do at each point.
Step 4 – Delay Gratification
When we talk about delay gratification sacrifice is key to achieving it. One must be willing to sacrifice for the future.
Avoid unnecessary and wasteful spending on frivolities that keep you far away from achieving your goals in life.
Successful people are those who are willing to delay gratification and make sacrifices in the short term so that they can enjoy far greater rewards in the long term.
The unsuccessful think more about short term pleasure and immediate gratification giving little or no thought on long-term benefits.
Step 5 – Set Tangible Rewards for yourself
When you reach your goals, it is very sacrosanct for you to reward yourself each time you achieve your goal. Rewarding yourself serves as a booster for achieving other greater goals.
When we talk about rewarding yourself, let it go beyond something you do often like eating sumptuous meals at home, playing video games, watching tv and the likes.
But rather let it be something you seldom do like going out of your comfort zone to catch some fun with your family members and friends alike.
Step 6 – Avoid procrastination
Don’t try to procrastinate for procrastination is the thief of time and time is the currency of life.
What you are supposed to do now according to Napoleon Hill is ‘do not wait, the time will never be ‘just right’, start where you stand and work with whatever tool you may have at your command and better tools will be found as you go long’.
Refuse to create room for excuses for he who fail to plan by setting smart goals plan to fail by setting no goals at all.
The major reasons for delay and procrastination is a feeling of inadequacy, lack of confidence and laziness. When you procrastinate, you push the boundaries too forward.
In conclusion ask yourself why you choose each goal, write them down one more time and set boundaries around each, focus on your goals and seek guidance where necessary.
Remember, success don’t come from what you do occasionally but from what you do consistently. Happy New Year 2019.
This is a guest post from rhemamotivation