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8 Tips to Achieving your Goal – You Know You Can Do It

June 12, 2015

Achieve your GoalIn my previous blog, How Running A Marathon Taught Me Anything Is Possible I wrote about achieving my goal of running a marathon before I was 55 years old. This article outlines the steps I took to achieve not only the goal of running a marathon, but steps I use to achieve any goal that I have.

Here are my 8 Tips to Achieving Your Goal

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1. Commit

Think about what you want to achieve and commit to that. Don’t just commit mentally but commit publicly. Share with your partner a few close friends what you want to achieve and you will be surprised at the support you receive. Remember though only you can achieve your goal – no-one can do it for you. Write your goal down and put it in a prominent place that you will see every day. This will be your mantra.

2. Set up a plan of action 

it is one thing to say ‘yes I want to achieve this’ but totally another thing to do it. It won’t happen overnight and you need to have a plan of action to keep you on track. Write down the plan and set mini goals along the way. This way you can tick off the sub goals and the more ticks show the closer you are to achieving your ultimate goal.

3. Educate yourself

Research the internet, talk to others who have achieved what you want.

4. Start

Once you have committed and you have set your plan of action, START! ‘Walk the talk’ as they say and don’t procrastinate. You will feel great once you have taken that first step towards your goal.

5. Mind games

If the goal is important it may not be easy all the time and it does require effort on your part. But if you feel it is worth it then you can do it! Of course you will have days when you fall off track or the voice in your head is telling you that it is too hard. Don’t beat yourself up about it just get back on track as soon as you can. Don’t forget your support network either if you need extra encouragement. It is surprising how strong we can be mentally if we really want to achieve what we are working towards.

6. Motivation 

It is not always easy to keep motivated however there are many tools you can utilise to keep that motivation going. Set up to receive daily motivational quotes through social media. Join a group of like-minded people. Reward yourself along the way you have achieved a milestone in the journey to your goal.

7. Keep the eye on the prize 

Sometimes you need to be a little selfish to achieve your goal. Ask any athlete or successful business person and they will tell you that total commitment is required for success. This is where you need the support of your partner, family and friends. Once they realise you are serious they will be happy to support you and understand that you need to focus on the end goal.

8. Have faith in yourself 

Remember, You can do anything if you set your mind to it.  Just believe in yourself and keep focused on your goal and you will achieve it Be happy and healthy!

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  • Reply Debbie Rodrigues June 15, 2015 at 18:06

    That is exactly what I talk about in my ebook, Sue.
    We must have dreams and set clear plans to reach them.
    Great sharing! #debbieinshape

  • Reply Stephanie Volkert June 15, 2015 at 21:58

    I have a lot of goals. I’m on track to achieve them, but it’s not going to be quick or easy. It’s like… well it’s like training for a marathon! My ever-changing work schedule has made it harder to set up a plan of action since it’s harder now to schedule my time each day, but I’ll figure it out.
    Coming over from #debbieinshape.

    • Reply sue June 16, 2015 at 12:02

      I’m sure you will figure it out. You are right that some goals do take time and effort but they are worth it in the end. thanks for commenting on my post.

  • Reply Kathleen June 15, 2015 at 23:02

    I like your points on Mind games and Motivation both of these I continually need to practice as I aim to reaching my blogging goals.
    Kathleen #debbieinshape

    • Reply sue June 16, 2015 at 12:03

      Hi Kathleen, I find Mind games the hardest. It really is mind over matter sometimes but if we want something badly enough we will do it. Thanks for your kind comments.

  • Reply Mary Gilbert June 15, 2015 at 23:13

    Thanks so much for posting this….I needed it. I have goals but I don’t do anything to put them into action. Some times I forget, getting busy with other things in life. I needed this reminder….Thanks you!

    • Reply sue June 16, 2015 at 12:04

      Thanks Mary I’m glad I could help. Life can get in the way so we just need to step back, prioritise and then start towards the goal again. Thanks for commenting

  • Reply Carolyn June 23, 2015 at 11:42

    What an awesome goal! I think it’s so important to dream big and find ways to meet your goals. What a way to feel alive!
    I agree with you, too, about breaking it down and building in smaller rewards. I did that in nursing school; I let myself buy myself a gift for each A exam grade (for a poor student, it was a big reward!).

    Great post! 🙂 #anythinggoes

    • Reply sue June 23, 2015 at 16:46

      Thank you Carolyn for commenting. Good for you in rewarding yourself I think it motivates you when you have achieved each small goal and you celebrate it. Thanks for stopping by and good luck with the nursing degree

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