Steps to Set and Achieve Your Goals....Part 2

6.      Reachable goals are RATIONAL. To reach your goal, you will need a plan, a path, and a vehicle for getting there. Your goals must make sense! When you explain them to friends and
family, your goals should create excitement, draw support, and encouragement.  Your goals should be just out of reach, but not out of sight! You want to stretch to be your best, not strain after impossible dreams. Set goals your CAN and WILL achieve!

7.      Reachable goals are TANGIBLE.  Choose goals that you can see, hear, smell or touch. Go for things you will enjoy and that you can clearly visualize.  The brain has a hard time going for “financial security,” but it can visualize a bank statement with nice, large numbers on it! Define your goals in terms that excite the senses, and then go for it with all your heart!

8.      Reachable goals are WRITTEN. High achievers always know precisely what they want, because they’ve written it down.  Often, they write a short description of their goals every single morning, as a personal reminder of their priorities and their objectives.  The act of writing your goals down vastly increases your chance of success.  Write it down! Then, keep your notes where you can see and read them every day.

9.      Reachable goals are SHARED.  We are far more likely to stick to our plan and reach our goals if we know our friends and family support us.  Being part of a team increases our determination, our stamina, and our courage. Caution: Never share your goals with anyone who may ridicule, tease or discourage you! The world is full of doubters and you have no time for them.  But, find a mentor, a support team, and a coach who will encourage you every step of the way.  High achievers count on and work with other winners!

10. Reachable goals are CONSISTENT WITH YOUR VALUES. One of the biggest reasons people fail to achieve their goals is that they have conflict between their behavior and their values.  However, when your values and goals are in agreement, there is no stopping you! Clarify your values first, and then set simple, specific, measureable, tangible, written goals that are consistent with those values.  You will achieve them, every single time!