Success Secrets For Goal Achievement Will Help You Achieve Nearly Any Goal You Will Ever Have!
For many years I would set goals, only to see them remain incomplete and transferred from one year onto the next year. Sometimes, I might actually see a goal achieved, maybe even two, but there was never any structure to these successes. There was little to no hope the succeeding year would be any different than the last.
Let me offer you a few secrets to goal setting that will turn your life around if you implement them.
First Secret – Dream BIG Dreams
Marcus Aurelius, who rose to become Emperor of the Roman Empire, said “Dream big dreams; only big dreams have the power to move men’s souls.”
I believe procrastination and belief are the two main causes of goal failure. A dream that’s too small is just too easy to put off doing something about. It doesn’t have a lot of appeal even if we were to achieve it.
Big dreams drive us to do things we’d never do for lesser dreams. In many ways big dreams almost pull us through the obstacles we’re likely to have on the way to reaching them.
John Goddard said “If you really know what you want out of life, it’s amazing how opportunities will come to enable you to carry them out.”
In some way or another we’re going to need other people in order to reach our goals.
How big is a BIG Dream? Well if it doesn’t make you a little nervous. You know that feeling in the bottom of your stomach. If it doesn’t take your breath away the first time you think about it. Then it’s probably not big enough of a dream. Those physical symptoms I just described above are the result of a chemical change in your body caused by your very thoughts. When your dreams are big enough that the thought of it causes your body to undergo physical changes, then you’re on the right path.
Second Secret – Desire
The beginning of all achievement is a consuming, obsessive, pulsating and burning desire. Napoleon Hill wrote that “desire is the starting point of all achievement…the first step toward all riches.”
Desire is so powerful that people will risk their life, freedom, fortune and everything else in order to satisfy it.
Third Secret – Vision Your Dream
You must “vision your dream” long before it becomes reality. A key part of visioning your dream is the practice of visualization. Seeing the results you want in your imagination before ever accomplishing it in reality.
Brian Tracy says that, “All improvement in your life begins with an improvement in your mental pictures. Your mental pictures act as a guidance mechanism that causes you to act in ways that make your mental pictures come true in your life.”
The Law of Correspondence says that “As within, so without.”
The Law of Concentration says that “Whatever you dwell upon grows in your reality.”
Fourth Secret – Believe It
Can You Believe It? The power of belief. “The size of your success is determined by the size of your belief.”
Napoleon Hill said that faith was the most powerful force on earth. Faith is belief without proof. Christians know that the power of faith has been described by Jesus as being so powerful that a tiny amount, the size of a mustard seed, could move mountains.
I talked earlier about what I consider the two main causes of procrastination and one of those is “belief.”
In As A Man Thinketh, James Allen tells us, “The will to do springs from the knowledge that we can do.” He also tells us, “Belief always precedes action.”
Dr. Maxwell Maltz, the legendary author of Psycho-Cybernetics said, “Within you right now is the power to do things you never dreamed possible. This power becomes available to you just as soon as you can change your beliefs.”
Fifth Secret – Follow A Proven System
Never waste valuable time re-inventing the wheel. Study previous successes and applying a new angle or new twist to an old idea.
The shortest route to success, find someone who’s doing what you want to do and is successful at it. Study and determine what they did to achieve their results. Then simply engage in the same activities that brought them success. You will be on a collision course with your goal.
If you’re looking to significantly improve your odds of success and get to your goal on the straightest, shortest path, find someone you can model.
Follow a proven system!
Sixth Secret – Focus
The two biggest problems many of us face in this fast paced world today are as follows. “I can’t seem to stay focused” and “I never seem to find the time during the day to work on my goals.”
I have this problem on a consistent basis, as I am sure many others do.
Life gets in the way!
Remember, how important it is to have a desire for our goal that is consuming, obsessive, pulsating and burning. This will help stay on the path to our success.
If you’re very successful you’re never going to have enough time to do everything you WANT to do. There are simply too many opportunities available to you everyday to react to.
Goal setting itself is really nothing more than deciding in advance how you will allocate your time, resources and talent in order to achieve an objective.
James Allen told us that all successful people “hold fast to an idea, a project, a plan, and will not let it go; they cherish it, brood upon it, tend and develop it; and when assailed by difficulties, they refuse to be beguiled into surrender; indeed, the intensity of the purpose increases with the growing magnitude of the obstacles encountered.”
This post is getting quite long. I will finish these Success Secrets For Goal Achievement in my next post.
Till then. All the best.