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Learning To Implement The Importance Of Setting Your Goals To Gain Success

By Steve Duval

Disney said, “A wish is a dream your heart makes”. Nobody can argue with that. But when it come to understanding the importance of setting your goals to gain success in life, some people just seem to give up. They’d prefer to keeping wishing their life away.

Getting what you wish for is called achievement and goal setting is an essential step in fulfilling your dreams and desires. Getting from ‘Point A’ to ‘Point B’ requires a road map and the only way to lay out a solid path is by setting and working toward goals. It’s a fact of life.

Life isn’t easy. But let’s step back and give you a little breathing room to allow you to think about how you got to where you are right now. If someone walked up to you today and said, “Wow! I have a great idea! All you need to do to get what you want in life is to set some goals…”, you’d probably have a strong desire to either laugh at the thought or lash out at that person. You ‘already know’ that setting goals gets you to where you want to be. Chances are you didn’t end up where you are today without some sort of plan in mind.

YOU NEED A TARGET

In order to get ahead of the hurdles of past failures, you’ll need to identify what you want. Dive deep into the recesses of your spirit and find out what you’re wishing for right now. What you wanted to achieve when you were five years old or fifteen years old is probably very different than what you want or need to achieve now. What are you truly wishing for now?

DOING THE UNTHINKABLE

No doubt you’ve been advised of the importance of writing down your goals. For now, just write down your wishes. All of them. Don’t worry if they sound stupid or silly. Wish all you want because a goal begins with a desire and everybody knows that wishing is the easiest way for most of us to identify with what we want.

A GOAL IS A WISH YOUR BRAIN MAKES

Wanting to lose fifty-pounds in three weeks isn’t realistic. You know that! But losing fifty pounds within four to five months is realistic and doable. The importance of setting your goals to gain success begins with ‘not setting yourself up for failure’. Likewise, why cheat yourself by prolonging a goal simply because someone else tells you it isn’t achievable? Losing an average of ten pounds of fat, per month, over a period of five months is doable.

YOU NEED RESOURCES

Large businesses make plans weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, annually and in additional increments of five and ten years, respectively. Growth oriented businesses usually achieve their goals because they have become adept at identifying the resources they’ll need to ensure success and see the plan through to completion. The resources you’ll need are highly individualized, but doing something as simply as identifying a food budget for your five month fifty-pound weight loss plan, will help you identify more than just how much money you have to spend. You’ll need to do what a business does and identify what you’ll be buying and how much it costs each day, each week, each month. Line item by line item. This process forces you to clearly decide what you plan on eating and how much you’re able to spend to lose those fifty-pounds.

Of course you’ll need more than the quick introductory list we’ve devised here. Like any business looking to achieve a goal, you’ll need data, you’ll need support systems and you’ll need to be ready to take a risk at success. Never underestimate the importance of setting your goals to gain success with weight loss or with anything else you wish to accomplish. One of the most important tools you’ll require is kindness and compassion. Make being good to yourself an overall lifestyle goal and allow weight-loss to become part of that mission. Invest the same level of time and talent in yourself that you invest outside of yourself by setting goals that work for you.

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