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5 Ways to Reach Your Goals

August 8, 2012

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Whether you want to make big changes in life, or you’re already living your dream, you likely have a few things that you’d like to accomplish. And we’re here to help!

While having goals is inherent to being human, it can sometimes be a mystery as to why some people achieve them and others don’t. It can be especially disheartening to watch the people around you find success, while you struggle with the motivation to achieve your version of happiness.

That’s why we’ve put together the following steps to help you take hold of your future and turn your dreams into reality. You can totally do it! Here’s how:

1. Have health. Regardless of what your goals might be, good health creates the positive energy necessary to materialize them. If your body and mind are clear, all other pursuits become easier. Make sure to eat nutrient-rich whole foods, drink plenty of water, stay active, and make time for relaxation.

2. Decide. While many of us have an idea of what we want, it doesn’t often translate into action and results. Taking a moment to pause and decide which goals to prioritize is a crucial first step in accomplishing them. Just be careful to avoid focusing on fears or limiting beliefs, and instead visualize your aspirations as already fulfilled.

3. Make a plan. Like a traveler without a map, you won’t get far if you don’t know how to get there. Create your plan by writing the main goal at the top of a blank page. Below that, write several big steps required to fulfill that goal. Do you need to do research? Save money? Connect with others? You can separate these steps into projects and tasks, create due dates for each task, and keep yourself motivated by having your list with you at all times. You can also enjoy the gratification of crossing tasks off the list as you complete them.

          4. Ask for help. Independence can be a virtue, but not when it slows you down and prevents you from realizing your vision. Don’t be shy about asking for help from family, friends, or even acquaintances who are in a position to be of service. You’d be surprised how generous and supportive people can be!

          5. Follow through. Determination is crucial for achieving the results you long for. No matter how big the obstacles that stand in your way, stay focused on your ultimate goal and commit to taking action every day to achieve it. Step by step, you will succeed - we promise.

            What goals are you committed to accomplishing this year?