It’s time to take action to achieve your goals!
You’ve taken the time to define your goals and the objectives you want to achieve. You’ve done your research and you know the steps you need to take but you haven’t gotten around to it yet.
You are tired at the end of each day and by the time the weekend rolls around you’re wiped out. Are you any closer to achieving your goals after all those tiring activities?
The life you dream of living is on the other side of you accomplishing your goals. Your goals are useless unless you take action to achieve them.
Do you know how many New Year’s resolutions never get carried out? It is 90%- surprised? Yes, it is true. After setting goals, people get complacent, discouraged or demotivated and forget about their goals, and then their dreams go unrealized.
You must avoid this pitfall if you are to achieve your goals. In this article, I explain how you can take action towards your goals so that you can achieve the life of your dreams.
How to take Action to achieve Your Goals
To ensure you are headed in the right direction and taking the right steps to accomplish your goals I have listed 10 actionable steps you can take, to start taking action today.
Write It Down and Develop a Strategy
If you write your goals down, they will become more real to you than if they are just floating around in your head.
You will be more focused and committed when you see your goals written down. It seems tangible and realistic and it will motivate you to take action.
Now develop a strategy on actions you need to take to accomplish your goals.
Think of your strategy like the GPS in your car. You are at point A and you need to get to point B. Your strategy should outline the route you need to take to arrive at your destination
You’ll need to brainstorm to identify the key steps and tasks you need to complete to achieve your goal. I go into more details here.
Create a Measurable Action Plan
To reach a goal, you need an action plan that gives you a roadmap to follow. You would have done this in the first step.
Keeping track of these steps will help you avoid missing critical steps in your process as well as prevent you from being sidetracked or waste time on activities that take you further away from your goal.
It’s also essential to set milestones for yourself so you can ensure that each action you take builds steadily toward your ultimate goal.
Develop a Successful Mindset
Whether you are successful in achieving your goals or not depends on your mindset.
It’s essential to cultivate a positive mindset to survive the ups and downs you’ll face along the journey. It’s easy to become frustrated and fed up.
A positive mindset allows you to block any limiting beliefs or deceptions your mind will throw at you, keep you going after setbacks and keep you motivated for the goal.
Use Your Talents and Skills
Your skills and talents are the power by which you can achieve your goal. So ask yourself – Do you have the requisite abilities and knowledge to complete all of the steps you created?
If your answer is no, then identify the areas that you fall short and take the necessary steps to improve them.
Make a Team
In order to achieve a big goal or dream, you’re going to need help.
Your help can come in many forms like friends, family, social media groups, forums, accountability partner or someone you hired.
There are two things to consider when building your team. Are they supportive? Are they just as passionate as you are?
Find your team members’ expertise and enlist their help in those specific areas.
Encourage Yourself Through Inner Motivation
If you have set a meaningful, relevant, and realistic goal, it is time to keep motivated through your inner spirit.
The goals that you are more likely to achieve are those by which you are intrinsically motivated.
When your motivation comes from inside you as opposed to external sources, it allows you a higher degree of effort and enjoyment in achieving your goals and the determination you will need to persist through setbacks.
Develop Productivity Habits
If you want to be successful in life, there is no alternative to being productive. No one has ever achieved their goals by slacking off and neither can you.
Being productive will allow you to complete your tasks in a timely manner which will take you closer and closer to your goals.
Your productivity depends a lot on your mental energy so try to develop productivity habits like being well-rested, eating a healthy diet, and making sure you take care of yourself.
Success is a challenge, and you need to fight for it. Get yourself ready for the journey through productivity.
Analyze The Plan’s Progress
Are you hitting your milestones the way you have planned? Are your strategies working?
Analyzing and tracking your progress regularly is a best practice for achieving your goals. This will help you stay focused and identify obstacles along the way.
Make modifications and improvements where necessary and move forward with your action plan.
Ask For Feedback
Success is a journey that requires calculated steps to move forward and stay on track.
Your work will undoubtedly be noticed by the people around you. These may be your family and friends. If you want to learn more about your strengths and weaknesses or get suggestions on improving, ask for their feedback.
Avoid Negative People
Do your utmost to avoid negative people if you want to be successful in life and make your dreams come true. They will affect your attitude and thinking and demotivate you.
Negative people will drain your energy and discourage you from your goals with critical, cynical remarks. If you align yourself with negative people long enough you may start thinking like them.
Instead, surround yourself with supportive people who are rooting for your success.
Are you ready to take action to achieve your goals?
Just follow the tips I’ve provided, and you will see steady progress towards your goals.
What steps are you taking to get closer to the life you dream of? Share your comments below!