1. Get Specific
When set a goal, try to be as specific as possible. This gives you a clear idea of what you actually want to achieve. Knowing exactly what you want to achieve keeps you motivated until you get there. Also think about the specific actions that you need to take to reach your goal.
2. Seize The Moment To Act On Your Goals.
We are too busy engaging in so many things without paying attention to our goals and this makes us to lose a lot of opportunities in life. We also lose opportunities because we fail to notice them.
3. Know Exactly How Far You Have Left To Go.
Goals can be achieved if we honestly and regularly monitor our progress and do not allow others to do that for us. If you don't know how well you are doing you can not adjust your behaviour or strategies accordingly.
4. Be A Realistic Optimist.
When you are setting a goal, try as much as possible to put in lots of positive thinking about how likely you are going to achieve it. Believe in your success and not the possibility of losing.
5. Focus On Getting Better, Rather Than Being God.
Believe in yourself that you can reach your goals and reaching it is important. Believe in your intelligence, ability, and personality.
6. Have Grit
Grit is a willingness to commit to long term goals and to persist in the face of difficulty.
7. Build Your Willpower Muscle.
Your self-control "muscle" is just like the other muscles in your body. When it doesn't get exercise, it becomes weaker over time. You need to train and exercise your mind to stay active so that you can work towards your goals.
8. Don't Tempt Fate.
No matter how strong your willpower muscle becomes, it's important to always respect the fact that it is limited, and if you want to overtax it, you will temporarily run out of steam
9. Focus On What You Will You Do, Not What You Won't Do.
Do you want to successfully get promoted, quit smoking, or put a lid on your bad temper? Then plan how you will replace counterproductive behaviour with more constructive, profitable ones. Too often people concentrate all their efforts on what they want to stop doing and fail to consider how they will fill the void.
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