How to Achieve Every Goal You Will Ever Set

By Henri Junttila

October 15, 2012   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

What would your life look like if you could achieve every goal you set?

I bet it would be full of passion, fulfillment, and happiness.

The problem with setting goals is that most people choose goals that they don’t even want.

They let society set their goals for them.

Most people don’t even know that this is happening, because it is so deeply ingrained.

You can achieve every goal you set, but you have to get in touch with yourself and discover what you are and are not willing to work for.When you discover this you will discover greatness within yourself.

1. Desire

The first step is to set goals that you actually want to achieve, and that make you happy right now.

For example, I love working on my business, and while my goals are to grow my business, I am happy right now doing the work I’m doing.

If you have a goal of making a lot of money doing something you hate, such as working in a job that’s boring, it will end up destroying your soul.

It’s better to discover why you want to make that amount of money, and then go after that goal instead of using money as the middleman.

2. Imagine

A very effective tool is to visualize that your goal is already accomplished.

This will make you feel motivated and inspired to take action. When you are inspired, you will get a lot more done, and you will be more willing to face your fears when they pop up.

All you need to do is sit down or lie down, and see yourself having already accomplished your goal. If you want to go even further, imagine taking the next small step toward your goal.

It’s not going to magically make things happen, but you will feel happier and more in control.

3. One Step

If you take one step every single day toward your goal, you will achieve it sooner or later.

Now, you can work on low value tasks, which will significantly slow down your progress. Use your common sense and figure out what steps you can take today to get closer to your goals.

If you get into the habit of taking one step each day, you will gain momentum, which will lead to you to becoming more productive every day.

Simple, yet powerful.

4. Model

Find people that have already achieved your goal and ask them what they did to get there. Figure out their mistakes and successes, and use them to your advantage.

You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. You can easily find people that have already walked the path that you are on.

This can be as simple as emailing someone and asking a few questions. Most people are more than happy to help you if they see that you’re going to apply the advice they give you.

5. Obstacles

You will run into obstacles and fears along the way. In order to blast right through them, identify your obstacles and come up with solutions of how you will handle them beforehand.

This will help you anticipate how to get through obstacles and anything else that happens to stand between you and your goals.

You can achieve anything if you are determined enough to make it happen.

Do you have any tips for achieving your goals? Please share in the comments below!

Written on 10/15/2012 by Henri Junttila. Henri is a freelance writer and the founder of Wake Up Cloud, where he helps people turn their passion into a thriving lifestyle business. When you feel ready to take action, get his free special report. Photo Credit:
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