THERE in the title above implies anywhere you want to go, or any goal you want to accomplish. I have talked of reaching my goals in a few other posts that you can read here – one and two. But they were more specific to me.
So who doesn’t like to achieve goals? Because the experience we get afterwards is simply amazing. But rarely does anyone want to go through the painful journey of reaching the goal. And that is why very few set goals. However, these pains are what gives life its meaning. You would like to go through this post for better understanding.
I have also talked of procrastination that is one of the most hated reasons of people who struggle to achieve their goals. But here, I am penning down the simple steps to reach your goal in general. Read it and also take the help of other similar posts here. Now, without any further delay, let’s get started. Because you know how important it is for you.
Step 1: Firstly find what all to do. When you have got to what your goal is, find what actions you should take to reach there. Today with the internet available in your hand, you can easily get an idea of what you have to do.
Let’s take an example that you want to gain weight and you got to know that you must visit the gym. But you are very busy and don’t have the time. We often consider these activities as painful and just don’t want to get into it. So time is the best escape route!
But you know, you will find the time anyhow. You might like to read this post on procrastination.
Step 2: Decide. Whatever you want, you first need to decide that you really want. And act. I call it a part of decide step. As Tony Robbins says, “A real decision is measured by the fact that you’ve taken a new action. If there’s no action, you haven’t truly decided.” Do anything in the direction you want to go – any small act. The step will actually bind you down to your decision.
Step 3: Commit to your decision. Did you know that more than half of the new year resolutions are broken by the end of January. Why does it happen?
They lack commitment. The action you have taken while deciding will help you remain committed. Your current decision is to have a better body. So commit to it. Commit to the fact that you are getting it, whatever comes along the way. You might hire a trainer, or take the help of a friend to stick to your commitment.
Step 3: Now, following through with the commitment will also require a support system – people who will stand by to back you up when things go hazy. These people could be your mentors, parents, friends, etc., anyone whom you can trust.
Step 4: Get rid of the ones who like to pull you down. They are the negative influences who will create friction and extra hurdles in your journey. Probably, they only like to invest time in judging others. aybe they are jealous of you or probably they don’t have the visibility of things that you can. Whatever it be, move away from them.
Step 5: Start small. Take small steps. If you want to gain or lose weight, you would have to visit a gym or a park. So you could start by just waking up half an hour early. Just get up and listen to songs or do something that interests you.
Step 6: Raise the bar. Your goal is not yet reached. So you have to move yourself to the next level. Maybe, you should start walking to the gym or park everyday. In this step, it is not essential that you do something in the park. Just visit there and enjoy the beauty there. This is where I would recommend you to read about judging yourself because it is the best tool to become better.
Step 7: But after about six or seven days of visiting the park, you should again raise the standards and start jogging in the park. And then maybe, exercising. Or you could possibly increase the distance you jog every day.
Within a few days, you will see that this activity will pull you towards itself. You will not be able to remain sleeping in your bed. You will automatically get out of your bed.
And finally, after a few weeks, the change will be visible to everyone. Where you used to hear criticism for your thin or fat body, you will now hear praises for a nice body. Who doesn’t want to hear those good words?
So do you create goals? How do you act to reach it? Do you remember to have fun and enjoy along the way? And to express gratitude? Does this post sound familiar to you?