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A STRATEGY ON HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
Creating meaningful goals is how we achieve anything in this life. Without goals that give our lives a focus and direction, we run the risk of drifting here and there and never really getting anywhere. Yes, you may be lucky, you may somehow hit the jackpot, but it is unlikely. Besides, will it be something that truly resonates with you? A goal creates a foundation for your life. It is something you can build towards and ensure that you succeed in a way that means something to you. Life is a journey, and a journey with no destination can be purposeless and meaningless. So, to create meaning, you need to delve into yourself and discover what it is that you want.
Build on Your Strengths
If you are unaware of your strengths, then it is time that you did a little introspection and discovered them. We all have strengths, and the truth is, in life, the better we harness our strengths, the more we will be able to achieve. This is because you are building on what you are good at and opening up that side of you for further development.
So take some time out and review your life. Answer these questions: What are you good at? What do you excel at? What do you enjoy doing? What career speaks to you? Who do you admire? Generally speaking, we enjoy the things we are good at because they come naturally to us, and this natural affinity needs to be discovered and understood. By coming to terms with yourself, you are able to create a foundation for a successful career that is right for you, and you have the opportunity to excel if you work hard at it.
Display Your Goals
Once you know what you want, you need to turn this idea into action. The first step is to write your goal down and put it somewhere on display so that you see it all the time. This will help keep your goal in your mind's eye, in both a conscious and subconscious way. By doing this, you are making your chosen career, or whatever your goal is, a real thing in the world. This turns it from an idea into a statement of intent which will force you to consider it as such. By seeing your goal every day, it becomes a kind of brainwashing thing, and the more it is embedded into your psyche, it becomes harder to ignore.
Break Goals Down
Creating a goal you actually want to achieve is half the battle, but staying on track is the next. The goal as it stands may well appear to be very difficult to get to from your current position. However, all goals can be broken down into far more manageable steps. So, look at your goal. How are you going to go about achieving it? Usually, it requires some form of study. So what do you need to do? Take a look at university courses which train you in this subject and look at what the university you want to go to needs from you to get in.
Perhaps you will need to resit some previous exams to get in. It is also a good idea, if you can, to go and do some voluntary work in the profession you want. So, if you want to be a solicitor, you could get a temp job doing some admin, or offer your services for free to develop a better understanding of what is required in this job. Also, it gives you the chance to speak to people who already do this job. You can gain a lot of valuable insight by speaking to professionals and discovering their journeys.
Remember another aspect, you need to take care of your health and fitness. A healthy body is tantamount to a healthy mind. So if you want to excel in life, you need to take personal care of yourself too. By achieving certain body goals, you may feel more empowered and able to achieve career goals.
Remember to Reward Your Hard Work
When you meet one of your milestones, it is important that you reward yourself. Rewards are a way of telling yourself that all the hard work and sacrifice are worth it. Perhaps you have wanted something for a while, such as watch brands around the world, or maybe there is a play you wanted to see, or just a night out with the lads. It doesn't matter what the reward is as long as it is something that you see as a reward.
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