How to Set Goals and Achieve Them Successfully

If you want to succeed in life, you need to set goals. Without setting goals you will lack focus and drive. Goal setting not only allows you to take control of your life’s direction; it also provides you with a barometer against which you can measure and determine whether you are actually progressing and moving forward.

At the beginning of every year, many of us tend to create New Year’s resolutions. We think about what we did or didn’t accomplish last year and set a goal for ourselves. However, somewhere along the way we lose the focus and willpower to actually stay committed to it. Distractions are quite common when you set to work on your goal but that should never hinder with the bigger picture. Is it ever possible to set a goal and achieve it too? Well, this entirely and solely depends on us. 

How to achieve your goals? When you initially set a goal it’s scary and quite overwhelming because you are getting out of your comfort zone. You doubt yourself, your strengths and capabilities. At this point, when you are creating a goal for yourself, you need to write down the scary thoughts that are crossing your mind just thinking about the journey you’d have to take to achieve that goal. Once you pen it down, you can evaluate each one of those negative thoughts, rationalize it and reframe your mind. 

Moreover, break down your goals into small achievable ones and when you successfully achieve each one of those you’ll get more confident and positive about yourself. Setting goals is an in-depth process and a journey to self-discovery that starts with careful consideration and evaluation of what you want to achieve, and involves a lot of hard work, patience and persistence to actually execute it. 

Goals, whether big or small, can be the stepping-stones to a happier life and the way we set them can make a huge difference to achieving them. There’s no doubt that it gives us a sense of defined meaning and purpose, points us in the direction we want to go and gets us engaged and occupied, all of which is important and necessary for our overall well-being and happiness. If you’re finding it difficult to set a goal for yourself, that is where a success coach can help you – by not only defining your goal with clarity based on your vision but also guide you every step of the way to make sure no kind of negativity throws you off.  

- Written by Faisal Sajwani