Most people will readily admit that they are not where they want to be in life. Perhaps spiritually, financially, in their relationships, academically, etc. Recognizing that there are deficiencies is one thing; willingness to do something about it is another. Unfortunately statistics show that although a large percentage of the population is unhappy with their status, they are content to live with the status quo and are unwilling to take action to achieve fulfillment.
Change is never easy because we become comfortable with the way things are, but change is the one thing you need to take hold of to alter the course of your life and in taking this step it is important to lay the foundation for growth, progress and success by setting goals. You may have to work on changing your mindset in order to accept the need to implement setting goals. Goals are essential because they give you a clear focus or path to follow. Without specific goals your efforts can be derailed quite easily by the negative influences that are likely to come along the path.
The key to setting your goals is to keep them simple, realistic and attainable, but will move you forward out of your comfort zone. Because goal-setting is new to some persons, it is recommended that you create and follow a step-by-step approach. We recommend that your goals be put in writing, on your computer, wherever you need to so that they are visible. From my own experience I firmly believe that a goal is just a dream if you fail to write it down. At the same time it is important that you take the time to memorize the goal and steps to achieving the goal so that it is impressed on your subconscious and becomes a part of you.
“You can eat an elephant one bit at a time” is a quote I’ve adopted as one of my own because it says it all. For example, if you are severely in debt and your goal is to be debt-free in 1-3 years, you will attain that goal only by having a step-by-step plan that includes a goal sheet where you write down your current income, your current liabilities, and your monthly expenditures. Then you would need to go through every line and see where you can reduce expenses and channel the money saved to increase payment on a particular debt. The point is you can achieve your goals by taking action step-by-step, but you may first need to change your mindset to accomplish this.
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