Perfecting your goals

Goals are meant to inspire us, but instead they may throw us off balance. A positive lifestyle helps us lead a more positive life, with a more positive outcome on what we want to achieve.

To achieve our goals we must incorporate both a positive mind-set and lifestyle. For example, if we decide to start going to the gym, we would need to change the way we see and eat our food. There would be no point going to the gym, to eat more of the wrong types of food, to put the weight back on.

How do you achieve your goals?

  • Firstly, try writing out your goals and periodically check back on your progress to see how far you’ve got. If you fail to achieve at least one goal, continue to think positively that you will and push forward. There is always a reason as to why we don’t achieve them. Look at what the reason might be and re-evaluate;
  • Timing is crucial. Start your goals at a time when not much is going on in your life. You’re more likely to succeed when you have more time. Be sensible about the type of goal you’re trying to achieve. If the goal that you’re trying to achieve is totally out of your depth, fine-tune your goal, so that your goal becomes more achievable for you;
  • Follow your own thoughts and don’t be lead into a goal someone else thinks you can achieve. Make sure the goal you want to achieve is also something you want yourself. That way you’re more likely to succeed without giving up;
  • The more effort you put in the more successful you will be. Your goals should always be based on your long-term wants. A whirlwind decision doesn’t always show long-term commitment and may not produce the results you want;
  • Finally, always celebrate your successes along the way. It will give you more reason to continue.

A lot of us fail to achieve anywhere near our goals, because we lack the motivation and give in too easily.  Goals are like new-year resolutions, we may succeed at some but not all, or may give up altogether.

But with the right mental attitude and confidence, you will have more reason to reach your goal.


14 Mar, 2012

2 thoughts on “Perfecting your goals

  1. Setting goals don’t work for me. I get ill with them and don’t finish them. I’m better off not even messing with them. I just don’t have time to do them either.

    I may be lazy when goals are set. I may try again. I did complete the quit smoking one so far!

    1. You have proved otherwise Lisa! You have already quit your no smoking goal. I believe you can, now you must believe!

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