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Don’t Miss Another Goal! 3 Steps to Achieving Your Goals This Year

Have you ever set a goal and didn’t achieve it? We’ve all done it at some point in our lives. When we don’t reach our goals, we can feel like failures; however, many of us fail long before time is up. Sometimes we aren’t clear when we set the goal, making it difficult, if not impossible, to reach it. We set a vague goal like, “I’m going to lose weight,” without also setting the target amount of weight or the amount of time we expect it to take.

Other times we’re inconsistent in our execution of the goals. We want to lose weight, and we’re driven by motivation to hit the gym every day for two weeks. Then, we may only go a few times a week. Soon, we’re not going at all…that is, until a week before our deadline and then we’re at the gym every day again to make up for lost time.

Finally, we may give up when we’re faced with adversity. Perhaps we’re faced with an injury or illness while we’re trying to lose weight and can’t go to the gym for a few weeks. Many people would give up on their goal to lose weight, either because they get out of the habit of going to gym and never get back into it or they take it as a sign that they can’t lose the weight.

Do any of these situations sound like the reason you didn’t achieve your goal? Don’t let it happen again. Here are three ways to achieve your goal.

Define your goal. The best way to hit your target is to see it clearly in front of you. When you set a goal, be as clear as possible. Then, break it into smaller pieces. It’s those small pieces that you’ll focus on each and every day, which will help you achieve your overall goal.

Take action. It’s not enough to set the goal, you have to take action to achieve it. This is the time to tap into your past experiences, knowledge and even your relationships to help you get to where you need to be. To stay on track, incorporate your goal-centered activities into your to-do list each day. This will help ensure that you do what you plan to do.

Track. If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. Tracking your progress allows you to analyze your results. What are you doing right or wrong? How can you improve? This allows you to adjust what you’re doing to make it easier to reach your goal.

Goals are essential if you want to succeed in business. Don’t give up on your goals just because it didn’t work out last time. Instead, follow these tips to approach your goal from a different angle…and find success.

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Joe

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