This is what motivates many to keep moving forward and aiming to achieve. It gives the energy to keep on with the daily activities that will see a steady path forward.
Goal setting gives many the inspiration to move past the obstacles that intrude on the traveled pathways. It mobilizes people to realize the dreams that are held so close in their hearts.
Yet at times goals are set but there is a failure to reach them.
Is it because we set the wrong goals? Don’t monitor our progress? Lose interest?
Jeff Goins the writer in How To Get Your Writing Done says it is our focus that is faulty.
We may be spending our time thinking about “the goal” when we should be focusing on “the how”.
How we are going to get there. What steps are we going to take? What strategy are we going to follow? What resources do we have access to?
In other words, what will our process be?
Let’s break it down.
#/ Establish a set routine.
Once an activity becomes a part of our regular routine it requires less thought to get started and less thought to maintain momentum.
We will then have more opportunity to focus on the creative aspects of our endeavor.
Find what works best for you and do it over and over and over again.
#/ Systemize your activities.
By definition, a system is a set of principles or procedures according to which something is done.
What are the principles and procedures that you need to follow in order to achieve your target?
If you have a system in place then when difficulties arise the system will kick in and help keep you on track.
#/ Live by deadlines.
Create a deadline or series of deadlines for your essential tasks.
In Doing this remember two important considerations:
1/Remember the Pareto principle (also known as the 80/20 rule, the law of the vital few, or the principle of factor sparsity) which states that, for many events, roughly 80% of the effects come from 20% of the causes.
Find the result-producing 20% and prune or eliminate the other 80%
2/ Remember what is known as Parkinson’s law, the old adage that “work expands so as to fillthe time available for its completion.
You can get a lot more completed in a day if you successfully limit the time available for each activity.
Remembering and activating these two points this will bring more enthusiasm to set clear deadlines.
We can all achieve our goals if we automate the way we go about our daily activities.
It’s not magic.
All it takes is three simple steps
Just pay attention to and set clear routines, systems, and deadlines and astonishing practical success will be the reward to which we all aspire.
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