Goals! What everyone wants to achieve.
Goals are what keeps you focused on a path, it’s an image that you imagine and want to make real. For every action, there is a reaction. Thinking of it often without taking action makes it impossible to achieve. And why do you have them if there is no plan to achieve it anyway? It can be long term or short term. The only rule to reaching it is knowing what you want and the actions it takes to achieve them. Goals means go out and get it done
A good example is having a goal to lose some weight. You will only achieve that by going on either a healthy weight loss diet which will require you to control the portion of food you take and avoid some types of food which might be your favourite, and some exercise that will most likely include strenuous activities. Without taking these actions your weight loss goals is just as good as you don’t have any.
To have a set goal is one thing but taking action says all about the possibility of it coming to reality.
Below are four steps to take action on your goals
1. Identify and set your goals
Knowing what goal and having an imaginary image of what you set to achieve is the first step to achieving it. It could be long-term where you plan to retire after ten years or short-term where you plan to have a nice getaway. You imagine all these before you take the necessary actions to achieve it.
2. Devise an action plan
You might think achieving your goals doesn’t need a written plan but I assure you writing down an action plan gives you a clear picture of what needs to be done, and also motivates you. With an action plan you have a direction you are going towards and a destination you finally want to achieve
3. Eliminate all excuses and take the first step
Prioritise your time and resources doing the right thing at the right time for the right purpose. You give excuses to justify fault, but by eliminating these excuses you give yourself the power to achieve whatever you set to achieve. When there are no excuses you tend to eliminate fear and procrastination and develop confidence which leads you to take the first step.
4. Have a deadline
Setting a deadline keeps you on check and track. It’ll help you impact your time directly, helping you move closer to the desired result as well as making you committed and focused. Having a deadline to meet helps you avoid procrastination and teaches you how to manage your activities.
With these steps, you will stay focused instead of letting your goals get lost. Avoid distraction, overthinking, and stay focused on the present. Nothing is impossible except that which you tell yourself, for if you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
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