Today I want to share some tips to help you reach your goals, to help you aim for the finish line. These tips are contained in my first ebook “Dare to Live. God Has Given You Your Past to Prepare You for An Exceptional Present and Future” (you can have it for free if you email me: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Here are eight more tips from the ebook:
“9. Believe in yourself, your talents and abilities.
Faith moves mountains. All people who believe strongly give themselves a chance to make their dreams come true. If you do not believe strongly in yourself, your talents (the ones you already have and the ones you can discover) and opportunities (that will appear on your way), it will be very difficult for you to succeed. Believe strongly and act!
10. Always think positively about life, work, opportunities, goals, development, etc.
Human life should abound with interesting work, opportunities, challenging goals, chances for development. However, due to many factors (e.g. patterns observed in childhood and youth, lack of ambition) this is not the case. You have a chance to change this, changes drive your life, they are the flywheel on your path. Open yourself up to abundance, happiness, joy and everything that makes life beautiful and fulfilling. Choose positive thoughts: always!
11. Learn to achieve goals from those who can do it, read guides on the subject.
One of the most famous people who write and teach others how to achieve goals is Brian Tracy1. Look for relevant books, resources on the Internet and apply proven principles that will lead you to where you have decided to go.
12. Never give up, be persistent.
It goes without saying, but let me emphasize: NEVER!
13. Create new habits that will help you accomplish your plans2.
If you want to succeed, the power of habit will effectively help you do so. Perhaps habits such as getting up in the morning, exercising, or the habit of reading 30 pages of personal development books every day, for example, will push your development forward. Why are outstanding athletes so outstanding? Because they train every day, they have a habit, whether they want to or not – they train!
14. Set high expectations for yourself, be ambitious, set challenging, above-average goals
(if it suits you and is in line with your life philosophy).
High goals are the path to high performance. If you aim for the center of the target, chances are you will hit the exact center, and if you aim for the target (not the center), maybe you will not hit it at all? Be ambitious, it just pays off and is rewarding. Think about how you will feel when you hit a bull’s-eye (or many bull’s-eyes!).
15. Take care of your health: physical, mental, spiritual.
Read the advice of people who know how to take care of your health: your physical health will allow you to live long and effectively, your mental health will provide you to act with enthusiasm and joy, the spiritual life developed properly will give you a sense of inner peace. Body, psyche, spirit – take care of them, and they will take care of you.
16. Create your ‘life philosophy’.
I have mentioned this before, but I will remind you again of these questions that will give you
a chance to reflect on all that is really important in life.
1) Who am I?
2) What is success to me?
3) What is happiness to me?
4) What is (or will be) my mission in the world?
5) What are my goals?
6) What are my values that guide my life?
Whenever you answer them, do so honestly. Do not lie to yourself. The answers to these questions will help you determine the direction of your life, your changes, you will easily make good choices based on your values (these may include honesty, generosity, empathy, goodness, etc.), you will know when to say ‘yes’ and when to say ‘no’. No one will take away your philosophy of life; it will guide you.
1Brian Tracy has written more than 80 books, one of them is Maximum Achievement where the author presents ways to achieve goals.
2Allan and Barbara Pease, The Answer, Seven Dials, London 2016, p. 127-141.”
I hope these tips help you achieve your goals.
Dare to live. It’s YOUR life.