Setting goals for yourself is one of the most effective tools that you can use to make positive changes in life. However, even then there are certain things you can do to either improve that tool or make it worse. In addition, goals can be completed in a very efficient way, or they can, as it often happens, be completely abandoned. Fortunately, the latter can be avoided if approached in a smart way.
Below you will find the 10 steps to achieve goals faster and with better results (the order of the steps makes no difference).
1. Set meaningful goals
The first step to achieve goals with better results requires you to brainstorm.
Instead of just blindly coming up with a number of goals to reach, think of reasons why a certain goal would be important to you. So for example, instead of just saying that “I want to lose so and so many pounds/kilos”, ask yourself, why it is important that you lose that weight. Maybe it’s a health issue, maybe you want to fit into your favorite dress or maybe it’s something else.
When you create goals that really matter to you, the chances of you accomplishing them increase significantly. Goals should always be about quality, not quantity.
Accountability is a very powerful tool when it comes to taking steps to achieve goals more effectively.
When we promise to ourselves to work on a goal, we often later come up with an excuse to not do it. People are very good at self-deceiving.
To overcome this, you can make a promise in front of others and ask them to hold you accountable for your actions. So if you want to lose weight, you can share your plan to do so in front of friends or family members. This way, you will be more inclined to complete what you have planned to do.
Those people that don’t want to involve their friends or family, often hire professional coaches to hold them accountable. This isn’t the cheapest option, but it’s very powerful.
There are also cheaper options in the form of online programs, such as the 100 Day Challenge. This is an example of a program that helps people get through their goals in a 100 days. It’s loaded with motivational content, but it also has a community that can hold you accountable. The program is a good alternative to one-on-one coaching that I personally recommend.
3. Break it up
Complicated goals with clear deadlines need to be present in your life at all times. But it is also crucial to create many smaller goals leading up to those bigger…