Chapter 5 – Tips for Reaching
Have you ever wondered how you could set attainable goals, so you can make your dreams happen? You’re not the only one who has hopes and dreams, but your goals may be too lofty to happen.
The goals you currently have may be a great overall result of smaller goals that you’ve set for yourself, but as your goals currently sit, you are setting yourself up for frustration and failure. Here are the best ways that you can set attainable goals that will encourage you to work towards a greater end result.
Tip #81 – Have an End Result in Mind
Having a clear focus on where you want your efforts to end up is an important part of setting attainable goals. Having an ultimate goal will help you as you try to achieve the smaller goals you have made. Having a solid focus will help you achieve more.
Tip #82 – Break Down Larger Goals into Smaller Parts
Help yourself reach your end goal by breaking it down into smaller steps, rather than becoming stressed by trying to accomplish it all at once. When you take on too much at one time, you can become stressed, which might cause you to abandon your goal completely.
Tip #83 – Set Reasonable Time Frames
If you try to do something too slow or too quickly, it can throw you off focus. Give yourself an ample amount of time to complete each goal, to make sure that you get the results that you’re aiming for. Be reasonable and set time frames on your goals and your achievements.
Tip #84 – Stack Your Goals
Working on your goals in a stacked method, allows you to work toward a new goal while finishing out the goal you were already
working on. This will help you to start the next step while finishing the previous step. This helps you keep the overall goal flowing.
Tip #85 – Move on to New Goals When You’ve Achieved Your Other Goal
Often times, once you complete a goal that you have set out to achieve, you might feel like you’re stuck in a rut. This can become frustrating because you feel like you’re no longer moving forward. Don’t let doubts hold you back. Begin to work on new goals as soon as you feel as though you have accomplished your previous goals.
Tip #86 – Have Benchmarks
Check in with yourself frequently. Creating a schedule to check on the progress of your goals will help you to understand better where you are and what you need to work on next. Set a regular time for you to check up on yourself and be honest about the progress you are making.
Tip #87 – Start with the Basics
Once you’ve set the goals that you’d like to pursue actively, you need to start at the beginning. Take the time to figure out where you need to begin and take the process in small steps.
Tip #88 – Start on Small Goals
When it comes to setting goals, you’ll find that some of them will be larger than others. Identify the goals that you can handle on a smaller level and work up from there. After you’ve learned to put some goals into action, you will figure out how you can tackle the larger goals to make them a reality.
Tip #89 – Prioritize Your Goals
Some of the goals that you set will be more pertinent to the place you are in your life and your career. Try placing importance on certain goals and set some aside until you feel you are ready to give them your full attention.
Tip #90 – Don’t Take on Too Much at Once
Often when you are busy, you tend to take on much more than what you can handle at once. The strain of taking on too much can cause you to become stressed and result in you losing focus on what is really important. Always be aware of what your limits are an act accordingly.
Tip #91 – Have Someone to Keep You Accountable
Another way to can continue to work toward your goals is by having someone who can help to keep you accountable. By having someone to ask you about your progress or about how you feel about the goal can help you keep your goals in the forefront of your mind, so you can continue to work toward reaching them.
Tip #92 – Don’t Become Discouraged by Obstacles
Life is full of obstacles and challenges. If you allow these things to stand in your way, you will never succeed in reaching your goals. When you face challenges in life, you have to find a way to face them head on and make it through the fire and to the other side.
Tip #93 – Look for People Who Share Similar Goals
Even if you already belong to an existing support group, there is always an opportunity to add to it and make it more diverse. They don’t have to be people you’ve known for a long time but can be people you’ve encountered throughout your life that can offer you solid advice to make your goal easier to accomplish.
Tip #94 – Use Your Family and Friends as Sounding Boards
Your family and friends are who know you best. They might be able to offer you advice that is extremely helpful and that you may never have thought about yourself. Their advice can help you to pursue your goals with more ease.
Tip #95 – Learn to Let Go of Negative Forces
There will always be at least one person who will do whatever they can to discourage you from your goals. Don’t let these people have a part in your life or your goals. Let them go and remove the negativity from your life.
Tip #96 – Talk to Your Support Group Regularly
Having a support group will help you make sure that you can talk about your worries and frustrations and get the advice you need to continue on your journey to making your goals into realities.
Tip #97 – Listen to Advice
Take the advice that is worth listening to and make it a part of your goal. Don’t think that you know everything. Allow yourself the vulnerability to know when you need to take advice or let the advice go.
Tip #98 – Be Open to Change
Change can be difficult for everyone. However, the more open to change that you are, the easier the transition will be when you are ready to make changes in your life. There will come a point in your life where things will need to change in order for you to be successful. Don’t fight it, embrace it and continue moving forward.
Tip #99 – Set Your Sights High
It’s okay to dream. You can get more done and be more successful when you take the time to set your goals and ambitions higher. Don’t be afraid to set your dreams high.
Tip #100 – Think Beyond the Present
Having the ability to look past the present and set your sights on your future and your goals can make your current situation temporary. You can only go as far as you allow yourself to go.
Tip #101 – Don’t Settle When More Can be Done
Settling when you know you can do better, only cheats you out of what greatness your life can really hold. You can realize more success when you push yourself further.
Everyone has big dreams, and we tend to make even bigger plans to fulfill them. Unfortunately, as time passes, we tend to lose motivation and enthusiasm in working toward reaching our goals, leaving us stuck in the same place, toiling away at our 9 to 5 jobs, trying to earn just enough money to survive.
Each of us has a positivity inside that serves as the source of our great ideas and accomplishments in the world. In exerting more
effort in finding our motivation, we can achieve our ultimate goals and find the passion in our lives.
Utilize these 101 Self Help Tips to kick out the negativity and eliminate the stress that has been controlling your life. Don’t wait, break the barriers that are keeping you from reaching your goals, break free from the cocoon, and finally win control over your life.