Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Best Ways to Achieve Life Goals

Searching for the best ways to achieve life goals is the first step to success and happiness! But remember: when you achieve your goals, you're not done. Achieving goals is addictive, which means you'll want to set and achieve more goals...it's a happy upward spiral.

Here are some of the best ways to achieve your goals in life...

Set one or two life goals at a time. Don’t make the mistake of setting goals for all aspects of your life at the same time! You’ll get overwhelmed, and won’t achieve any of them. Instead, pick one set of goals to focus on. When you’re progressing in that area, then work on a different set of goals. One step at a time, my friends!

Live from your vision, not your circumstances. Creating a vision is difficult, but once you know what goals you want for your life, it sets a framework for everything you do. Your circumstances will never get you closer to your goal.  Only your vision can guide you to get what you want.  If your goal is to lose weight and be healthy, then act like someone who is already fit.  If your goal is to make money, act like someone who is already financially successful and responsible (and don’t run amok with your credit card). One of the best ways to achieve life goals is to focus on what you want and where you want to be, not where you are. 

Consider your personality traits. When setting and achieving life goals, factor in your personality traits. Are you someone who likes doing things on your own or do you thrive in a group? Do you operate best in the morning, afternoon or evening? To achieve a goal, you will have do something that goes against your natural style, like attending school at night when you are a morning person or fitting a workout in the morning when you are more energized in the evening.

Adjust what doesn’t work. When you’re working towards your personal goals, it’s important not to view the need for an adjustment as “starting over.” Instead, you are simply picking your goal back up after reviewing it. All the experience and effort you have already put in still counts…and you’re one step closer to achieving your goals. For more info, read How to Recognize Goals That Aren’t Good for You.

Do you think these are the best ways to achieve life goals -- or do you have better ones? I welcome your thoughts below.

To learn more, read What Goals Should I Set for My Life? The Best Types of Life Goals.

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