Are you setting goals based on a "should" or on something you really want? Are they connected to your own passion and purpose?
Most people aren't clear about what they really want for their life. Some people set goals based on what someone else thinks, wants or expects them to achieve.
When you are crystal clear about what you want for yourself, setting reachable goals becomes much easier.
Once you know what you want your life to be like, it's easy to recognize things as either opportunities or distractions. Then it becomes easier to push aside distractions and stay focused on the opportunities that appear to bring you closer to reaching your goals.
Passion and purpose drives action. Action fuels success. Taking action is the most important step in reaching your goals. When your goals align with your true desires it's easier to keep commitments and take the action necessary to achieve them.
What are your support systems?
The best way to accomplish your goals is to surround yourself with people who remind you what you are truly about and celebrate your success with you! Read a book, take a class, join a support group or online discussion group, hire a coach, a personal trainer, find a work out partner, join a Mastermind group or networking group.
Build in accountability!
Studies show that we are more likely to break a commitment we make to ourselves than a commitment we make to someone else. An accountability partner is a great tool to have in helping us reach our goals!
An accountability partner will check in on your progress, support you through set backs and keep you focused on the small, consistent action steps that will ultimately help you achieve your goals.
I highly recommend the following resources around goal setting and creating systems and habits that support success:
-The Success Principles 30 Day Audio Course
-The Success Principles Book
-The Success Principles for Teens book
The Success Principles are a culmination of over 30 years of Jack Canfield's research on success and helps apply the principles to your own life and your own success, no matter how you define it!
I've found The Success Principle 30 Day Audio Course to be very helpful in my own life, literally walking you through effective goal setting and setting yourself up for success no matter how you define it! This process literally transformed my life and the lives of my clients!
These can all be found at:
Check out www.jackcanfield.com for lots of free resources around goal setting, success and living the life of your dreams!
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