3 Ways To Achieve Personal Goals In Life And Follow Through On Them
You can find tons of articles online and elsewhere about setting goals. This post goes a step further by guiding you towards the path of accomplishing your personal goals in life the right way.
That means not just thinking about your potential goals, but also turning them into reality. Taking persistent baby steps until you get what you want.
It’s also important to remember: You may not get EXACTLY the goal you want and set, but you can get the idea of what you want – or something a lot better.
My Personal Goals
With the Vortex-Success Project, my initial goal setting was to spread my subliminal programs around the world and help 1 million people change their negative patterns. Today, my recordings have touched the lives of more than 20 million people, and my reach keeps growing.
Your personal goals are not set in stone, and always dynamic. Once you achieve your desired goals, you move on to the next ones.
In addition, as you change as a person, your goals change as well. What is right for you today, might not be the case in a year from now. So don’t be disappointed in yourself if you modify your loyalty to your goals.
Earl Nightingale defined success as “the progressive realization of a worthy goal or ideal.” If you constantly apply your mind and actions to a well-set purpose, you’re already a success.
When I first started this site and my YouTube channel, I didn’t expect to receive countless emails from people every day, thanking me for my work. I didn’t expect to record my tracks with advanced software. I just worked with what I had.
As time went by, I improved my means and became better at what I do. I studied how our minds work and the Law of Attraction. I religiously read up-to-date research in psychology and Neuroplasticity.
My point is that you don’t have to know all your methods right now. Don’t be discouraged if you haven’t figured out the entire puzzle. Just keep on moving toward the goals consistently. Start with what you have, and the rest of the pieces will come to you later on.
Trust this process. As you keep going, you will learn so many more skills along the way that will get you closer and closer to the vision you have in mind.
It’s ok if it’s hard for you to see the future personal goals unfold in life from your current point of view. Your job is to take small and diligent steps, that will help you build confidence as you proceed.
The Importance of Having Personal Goals In Life
Imagine you’re walking down the street. Suddenly, a car pulls up next to you. The driver opens the window and asks, “Excuse me, but how do I get there?”
I’m convinced that your first question will be, “Where do you want to go?”
Sounds funny, right? Yet so many people are drifting aimlessly through life without defining any personal goal or having a clue about where they want to go. Then they wonder why they never made it anywhere.
The answer is very simple: Set clear and specific goals. But not too specific. Otherwise, it doesn’t matter which direction you choose, because you’ll never get where you want to be.
Why Should You Write Down Your Personal Goals
It’s been scientifically proven that those who put their goals in writing have 10 times higher income than those who don’t.
The way I see it, when I write my goals, I’m making a commitment to myself. If I can’t dedicate one or two hours to writing them, then I probably won’t find the necessary time and energy to actually work on getting them.
Let’s Be Practical
Choose a goal that resonates with your personal values — an idea or a potential business you’re passionate about.
If you set a goal simply out of external pressure to please other people just to get approval, your subconscious will probably block you from reaching whatever you claim to seek.
See, when we are not in tune with our true needs, we will face an inner resistance that will prevent us from going in that direction. So stay connected with your soul calling, with your gut feeling, and ask yourself – what path is right for me?
Plan Strategies And Tactics
The strategy to attain the goal is a general form of action, and the tactics are the actual steps you’re going to take to meet these goals.
For example, if your personal goal is to be a successful real estate agent who sells 10 houses a month, your strategy can be to build strong community connections.
The tactics are the actual things you need to do to achieve this strategy. For example:
- Participate in community events.
- Get to know the organizations around you.
- Get involved in the local church (or synagogue, or any organization that resonates with you).
- Set donation events.
- Offer collaborations with other businesses and private people.
- Talk to 20 random people a day when you’re running errands.
And so forth.
Ask yourself, “What do I need to learn, develop, and gain to reach my dream?” Make a list of the talents and skills you need to make your goal come true in your personal life. This will require you to evolve out of your comfort zone and face your fears.
You don’t have to do everything by yourself. Get help from people who have the natural gifts that will assist you. If you don’t have money to invest, then exchange services instead of money.
Neil Patel wrote an interesting blog post about creating an online marketing plan, but his ideas about goals, strategies, and tactics apply to almost any area of life.
Always Be Optimistic
Optimism is a mindset of “Everything is going to be fine.” You can’t fake optimism or force it. It’s a way of thinking that happens on its own when you believe in yourself, the goal you set, and the faith you put in the Universe.
If you feel that you’re lacking in confidence, take heart. Not all of us had good modeling from our parents but self-esteem is an internal state that can be developed at any age.
My Self-Confidence formula is designed to help you reprogram your subconscious so you can learn to feel good enough and acknowledge your value.
Establishing a strong sense of self will make it much easier to pursue these personal goals with ease and determination.
You don’t have to spend hours reading or attending classes. Simply slip on your headphones and let the positive hidden affirmations retrain your brain.
Overcome Fear Of Failure
Fear of failure and fear of success are the main factors that block you from manifesting your dreams. See, making mistakes is a key part of the journey. Without them – you will not learn a damn thing and never get better.
We have been conditioned to be terrified of making mistakes and perceive them as an awful thing to watch out for, to an extent that we don’t even have the courage to try.
If that’s what’s standing on your way to fulfilling your personal goals you have set a long while ago, you have to alter the way you perceive mistakes. If you learn to accept them and the lesson they teach you, rather than rejecting them – you then remove a huge obstacle that stands between you and your goals.
Instead of focusing your energy on worrying about something that truly is essential to your success, focus on how to become better, and move forward. It’s all about what you give your attention to.
If you give your undivided attention to solutions – you will find them. But if you aim your focus to what can go wrong – you will find it as well. It’s up to you. As a divine being, you have massive energy in you, but it is your decision what you’re doing with it and where you’re directing it.
It’s necessary that you build those self-awareness muscles because they’re crucial to making your vision a reality.
It’s also important that you challenge yourself. Don’t choose goals that don’t spark a little fear in you. Instead, set a goal that challenges you just a bit.
On the other hand, don’t choose a personal goal that generates much fear in you, otherwise, you’d enter the freeze mode and won’t take even the smallest step to make it happen. Find the balance.
Don’t force your ideas to come up. Instead, let them flow to you. In my experience, the best ideas pop up effortlessly when I don’t obsess about finding them.
Studies have shown that when you’re involved in physical activity, the most creative ideas and plans just show up. That happens because your nervous system is relaxed, and that allows the creative part of your brain to take over. When your amygdala is activated, nothing imaginative can stem out of you.
Usually, this happens to me when I’m biking by the river, hiking, or snowboarding. When I’m engaged in physical activity, enjoying just being present in the moment, my brain has zero resistance to new, awesome, and profitable ideas to enter out of nowhere.
Don’t panic if you don’t see immediate results. Keep on moving. Be super persistent. Let your passions and end goals become the fuel rather than fear and instant gratification.
As you maintain a high positive vibration through connecting to emotions such as eagerness, excitement, and ease, you WILL see results. It’s just a matter of time.
Steve Pavlina talks about a vibrational alignment with your goals. It’s highly important that you match your goals with emitting similar frequencies.
Leave room for flexibility
Don’t change your goals completely, but adapt the settings of your methods when necessary. Flexibility is a major factor to achieve anything you want. If you’re taking action and do whatever it takes to manifest your wishes, but still don’t notice any change after a while, then take the foot off the gas pedal.
Stop for a bit and reassess your strategies. Are you doing the right things? Are you putting too much stress into this process? Which tactics should you keep and which ones should you toss?
Keep a diary
Write down the action you need to take for the goal, when are you going to start it, and how long it will take you to do it.
When I wrote the four free Law of Attraction guides, I planned them first, calculated the time it would take me to write them, and noted exactly when I wanted to work on them (two hours a day for a month.)
The actual time was about a month and a half, but if I hadn’t dedicated some time frame in my diary and apply it, the project could have taken a lot longer.
Share your personal goals
Michael Hyatt talks about the importance of going public with your commitments. Share the personal goal with other people. Don’t just keep it to yourself. Telling other people about your plan gives you an extra incentive to work harder and increasing the chances to achieve it.
In closing, please note that in this article, I’ve talked exclusively about PRACTICAL ways of achieving your goals without mentioning other helpful goal-setting techniques:
- Tuning into the energy of abundance.
- Removing obstacles such as procrastination.
- Practicing gratitude.
All of these emotional exercises are JUST AS IMPORTANT to setting and attracting your goals, so I encourage you to look into them as well.