Can you believe that anything is possible once you put your mind to it? Most people don’t and that’s why they don’t bother trying and they don’t set or achieve ‘big’ and inspiring goals. Nothing comes by chance. If you want to achieve the goals which you aspire, a number of tips for achieving goals can come in handy.

In many cases, we fail to get what we want because we have not known how to plan to get it. You will be surprised to hear that this amazing achievement is not too far out of reach, no matter how far and difficult it may seem all the way from the starting line. Today, if there’s anything you want to do in life that you feel really passionate about, any goal that you want to achieve, simply use the following steps to begin your path with clarity and conviction.

10. Commitment is key

Just how committed are you to your goal? How important is it for you, and what are you willing to sacrifice in order to achieve it? You cannot count solely on motivation if you want to achieve your desirable goal. What you need is commitment. Commitment to perform at your best behavior and set your mind and heart to the specific thing you want to achieve. There can be hundreds of examples, but truly, all you need is to buckle up and get to work. If you find yourself fully committed, motivation will follow.

9. Write your goals and objectives

Do not leave your goals and objectives in mind, get them out there and write on paper all you have visualized. Probably, the most important rule that you must follow if you want to succeed is writing your goals is to determine the date of compliance. Because you will only then realize your dreams if they first become goals, the important point is how to do it. I suggest to take a diary and go crossing out what you’ve done.

8. Embrace the three P’s

Patience As you’re working toward achieving your goals you’ll find that sometimes things don’t happen as quickly as you’d like. Stay patient but keep your eyes open.

Positivity When challenges arise and they will, stay positive. By the time you arrive at your desired goal you’ll either have forgotten about these challenges, all that would matter is how far you have come to achieve your goal.

Perseverance Whatever you do, when challenges arise, when things seem hopeless or bad. Do not give up! he reason that many people don’t achieve their goals is because they give up. That’s the only reason. Don’t do it.

7. Set yourself a reward (Achieving goals)

Got your eye of a new item of clothing or tech device? Dreaming of a fancy dinner or a tropical holiday? Decide on a reward, something that you really want and can afford and make a pact with yourself that you will earn the reward by completing your goal. Keep the reward in mind to help you stay on track, and of course keep your word and reward yourself once you have succeeded in achieving goals.

6. Don’t make it easy on yourself

We all sometimes hate leaving the every familiar comfort zone. It is our domain, our realm, but you can’t expect to achieve what you don’t have by staying where you are. Don’t let fear keep you down. Get out, challenge yourself even on the risk of failing as we learn best from failing. Didn’t manage to complete your work? Don’t throw the pen and walk away, put it back up and try again!

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5. Distractions are the enemy

You sit down next to the computer screen, ready to write your best-selling novel, feeling strong and motivated. Suddenly, you feel your phone vibrating in your pocket and next thing you know is that you’ve not only engaged in a long, meaningful conversation, and even took the liberty to start watching these funny you tube videos. And when you decide to get back to work the screen is as blank as it was before. Bottom line. Want to achieve your goals? Avoid distractions as best as you possibly can.

4. Earn your tea breaks

Speaking of earning things, if your goal is really important to you, then you try earning your breaks and leisure time too. Break down your goal down into smaller tasks and aim to complete a full task before settling down in front of the TV or making a cup of tea. This will keep you focused and help you achieve your goal even faster!

3. Make the journey fun

It’s an awesome game! The minute you make it serious, there’s a big chance it will start carrying an emotional heavy weight and you will lose perspective and become stuck again. As you set out to achieve your goals remember that you will face challenges. Think of challenges as ‘veer right’ signs that show up just when you’re about to make a left in life. Enjoy each and every step toward your goals because you never know when your ‘arrival’ is just around the corner.

2. Never eliminate. Replace

If your goal includes eliminating a specific behavior, it must be replaced with a new behavior if you want permanent change. If we don’t substitute a behavior, we end up creating a big void that leads to obsessive thinking, which eventually leads to falling back into old patterns. And this takes us  back to square one, from where we started initially. Moving forward should be the ultimate step towards achieving goals.

1. Stop being nice to yourself

Motivation means action and actions bring results. Sometimes your actions fail to bring the results you want. So you prefer to be nice to yourself and not put yourself in a difficult situation.Don’t drive yourself into stagnation and depression. Get out there, challenge yourself, do something that you want to do even if you are afraid.

Conclusion: All the things begin with a dream, but do not let them stay there, convert those dreams into reality. Remember to make an effort to achieve them. Because nothing falls from the sky. Every action you take is the key that will zoom in or out your goals, therefore must be in tune with what you do and what you want to achieve.

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Article by Born Realist