Once you have written down your goals and developed a clear idea of what you want, you still have to get there.
I have put together what I consider to be the seven keys to achieving your goals. They are the crucial elements from start, to implementation, and to achievement of your goals to make your goals a reality. I want to emphasize how important it is to put into action the information that I am giving you here. It is vital to your success. Please don’t take it lightly.
#1 Desire It all starts with a dream, a passion, a desire to have or accomplish something. If you don’t want it, then why bother going after it?
#2 Belief In order to accomplish or acquire something, you must possess the beliefs that it is achievable and worth pursuing. Reaching this goal must not conflict with your values, and no one will be harmed or adversely affected by it. You must possess the belief that you are capable of achieving it, and that you can learn whatever is necessary to accomplish it. Place this affirmation somewhere where it is visible for you to see and see how your attitude will change when confronted with negativity that comes your way and causes you to doubt your own beliefs. “(Your Name here)’s beliefs is stronger than anyone's doubts.”
#3 Knowledge You need to acquire the knowledge and information that you will need to accomplish or achieve whatever it is you are attempting. This means learning the “how-to” of what you want to do. You will also need to read about, listen to, and model someone who has already done what you wish to accomplish in order to learn the mental strategies that are necessary to accomplish this goal.
A mentor has those resources, network, and tools you need, but mostly they will be that success partner to help you achieve those goals. Most people pick the wrong partner and in that moment failure is guaranteed.
A perfect analogy I gave today to one of my female students is imagine me overweight weighting 400 lbs. If I wanted to workout and lose weight would I get my friend that is weighing about as much as I am to help me? Of course not! I am going to find someone who has already achieved the desired results and has the discipline and insight to help me succeed in losing weight and I am going to spend time with them.
#4 Opportunity The opportunity must exist for you to take action and it all starts with you deciding and taking the first action step to achieve your goals. Is this something that you can do now? If not, when? Are there external (or internal) factors that are getting in the way?
#5 Vision In order to accomplish the goal, you must have a clear idea of what it is that you want, and create a compelling internal representation in your mind that you can “see” vividly. You can also use external pictures of your goal that you review daily. The better you can visualize your goal and its achievement, the better your chances of getting it. Make a vision board, and place it where it is visible. I have my vision board with pictures of my goals in my office on the wall, on my screen saver on my computer, and in my bedroom.
#6 Planning Devise a concise clear plan for the achievement of your goal setting long-term, short-term, as well as daily goals. Implement the use of a day-planner system to help you plan your time and to “track” your progress towards your achievement.
#7 Commitment Stick to it, no matter what. You must be prepared to do “whatever it takes” (without hurting anyone) to accomplish your goal. Use vision and planning to create such a great picture of your goal that you fall in love with the thought of its accomplishment. Post the following statement up on your bathroom mirror and recite it to yourself every morning:
“I will not give up, no matter how many obstacles I encounter, or how much pain I endure. Because these things are nothing compared to my desire to succeed.”
In my complimentary consultation, I take you through the most important steps in order for you to be clear as you plan your actions to achieve your goals. Take advantage and move forward and I look forward to connecting with you.
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