Success, simply defined, means getting whatever you want. However simplistic that definition may be, most people would agree that a person who is successful in a certain field or area is so because he or she has managed to achieve something specific, and that something specific is a target or object which he or she had been wanting or desiring for prior to his or her attaining it.
Before we find out how to get anything you want in life, we must first get realistic.
What are some of the things which we may want but we truly and honestly know that we will never, ever get? Once you’ve got that list of impossible, unachievable things in your head and eliminate them, we may proceed.
Some examples may include: flying in the air by flapping your arms, make a pink mammoth materialise out of thin air, breathing in outer space, squaring a circle, etc.
Goal setting should really be defined as a person creating the future in advance by writing these goals on a paper and doing what ever it takes to make it happen.
Ok, what is the first step? You need to define a goal. You need to know exactly what you want, when you want it, and why you want it. That is your goal. If you don't know exactly what your goal is, you will not commit to it.
So you need to know what you want to achieve and WRITE it down on a piece of paper. Having your short term goal or long term goal in your head only may not help that much. Every book says that.
When you do write your goals down, you need to ask yourself one important question. Is this goal realistic? Can you really make it work and come true? Do you really believe that you can reach it? Faith is also an important ingredient that can make or break your goal. If you don't think or believe that you can make your goal a reality, then you probably won't.
You need to have faith in yourself. You need to have faith in your goals. You need to have faith that you can reach any goal that you set.
You then need to determine what price, what's the worthiness of that goal. What level of importance are you going to put on it? Is it a want? Is it a need? Is it, "It would be nice to have it"?
You need to make that goal a burning desire. You need to make it a must. It is a "Have to have it no matter what" goal. If you do that then you're your subconscious mind will look for ways to make that goal a reality. It will give you ideas on how you should go about to achieve it.
Now, short-term goals are usually simpler and easier than long-term goals. Why? Well, writing them can help you have more frequent victories, and building momentum with each one you complete. If you do that, you can have more excitement and more motivation as you reach those goals on time.
When you do reach your short-term goals, don't forget to reward yourself. This will show you that you can achieve any goal.
A word of warning for the long-term goals that you make. It will be harder to achieve it because as the time goes by, you can get discouraged and lose your interest. Try to set short-term goals. It will keep you more focused and motivated.