We all have plans for the future and ideas of what we would like to do, but do YOU have a goal? Do you have an actual written goal for something you want to accomplish or master by a certain date?
I have found you can dream, wish, think and talk about doing something for weeks, months and even years. But you don’t accomplish much till you actually make it a written goal. It is like leaving for a vacation, but not knowing where you are going and not having a map. You waste a lot of time figuring out where you might want to go and without a map you might end up anywhere. You can just start driving, but all you do is waste gas. Now an occasional spontaneous vacation might be fun and a great adventure. But most times it turns out to be a better vacation for all if you plan where you are going before you leave home. It is the same with goals.
You can’t expect to reach a goal if you don’t know the target you are aiming towards. You need to write your goals down on paper and give them a date of when you want to reach them. This plants a seed of timeliness in your mind. There is a deadline. You need to read your written goals daily. I read mine at least twice a day. Sometimes more often.
Then the final step of course is adding action to your goals. You know what the goals are and when you want to reach them, now you have to add the work and action involved to get there. This is where many people toss in the towel. They want to see their goals happen, but they want them handed to them without the work involved. It just doesn’t happen that way. Anything worth having or achieving is worth working for. Yes, at times that work will seem like play, but you still have to pay your dues.
So there you have it……how to reach your goals. Goals are simply a dream written on paper and given a deadline. Followed up with action and hard work! Use this simple formula and you will reach your goals in no time!