Goals in life serve us as a source of motivation, they energize us, and give us the feeling of having a meaningful life; but in addition, the act of get these goals gives us a better chance of achieving them, as we point the way, we reveal priorities, and help us program our subconscious to achieve them.
Having goals in life gives us all these benefits; however, the greatest satisfaction we can have in regard to these goals is what we have when we got to meet them.
The following is a short guide that will show you step by step how to achieve your goals in life:
1. Clearly define your goals
Ambiguous goals lead us to equally ambiguous results or, worse, to results that do not really want; while clear goals allow us to know exactly where dirigirmos, what to do (what brings us closer to the goals) and what not to do (what us away goals).
To clearly define your goals, first ask yourself if you have goals right now are really the goals you want to achieve in life and are not, for example, goals others have imposed on you; and then ask yourself what is your purpose in life, what is your passion, and what are your interests, beliefs and values.
Once you've answered these questions, based on your answers clearly define your goals for different aspects of life such as business (for example, create your own business), love (for example, find a partner), health ( for example, have an excellent health), etc.
2. Divide your goals
Goals in life are usually big goals that at first seem difficult to achieve; but if we divide it into small goals it will make us easier to achieve because small goals allow us to feel we progress and gain confidence and therefore keep us motivated.
For example, if one of your goals in life is to be free financially, to reach that goal could be divided into small goals such as increasing your income, save certain amount of money, learn about investments, etc.
So you can measure your progress and achieve a sense of urgency is recommended that these small goals are quantitative and have a defined term; for example, instead of the goal of simply increasing your income, better goal would be to increase your income by 10% next month.
3. Make a plan of action
An action plan, where specify steps, actions or tasks that will be performed in order to achieve our goals, lets us know in advance what we should do, and be more efficient in meeting these.
For example, if one of your goals is to create your own company, your action plan could specify steps, actions or tasks such as getting funding, make contact with suppliers, develop a business plan, etc.
In this case it is also recommended that steps are specific actions or tasks; for example, instead of setting the step of simply getting funding, better step would be to get funding of $ 10,000 within six months.
4. Visualize your goals
Visualize your goals allows us to program our unconscious in achieving these; but also, if we believe in the power that our thoughts and emotions attract to us people, resources and opportunities that allow us to achieve them.
For best results it is recommended that when making your visualizations you imagine yourself having already achieved the goals you want to achieve, and put as many emotions in them.
For example, if one of your goals is to have your own company, your visualizations could consist imagine already working on this, and feel the emotion that involves starting a business, adrenaline involved make it work, and pride involved have created something on your own.
5. Be persistent
Before talent or skill, which ultimately enables us to achieve our goals is to be persistent; ie work constantly in search of these despite obstacles or difficulties that we may have along the way.
To be persevering could find motivation thinking about things that would succeed once you've reached your goals (for example, if your goal is to be a millionaire, you might think of the time you could spend with your family or help you could give others once you are), juntándote with others who have your same goals, or reading the biography of people who have already reached the goals you want to achieve.
Another way to achieve perseverance is knowing that is the mistakes and failures where else are you going to learn that before using these as a matter of regret you can use them as leverage to keep trying, and that what you are looking for could appear at any time and when least expect it.