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We all want specific things in our life, the problem is how to reach what we desire. It’s not always easy to reach our goals, but are there any tricks to reach them? There aren’t any easy answers to that question, however I have a few ideas that might help you get there:

1- Believe in yourself
If you read my posts you will often see this point come up. I cannot put enough emphasis on the fact you need to believe in yourself and in your abilities to achieve anything in life. Believing in yourself is the key to almost everything you will start. If you start a business not only you need to be in love with what you do, but you also need to believe in the fact it can work. It’s the stepping stone to any foundation. Most of us already do this for common things like cooking, driving a car or taking a class in University.

2- Think about the process to reach your goal
Planning ahead is important, especially when you are trying to reach a specific goal. It’s very important to visualize each of the steps needed to reach your goals. Imagine yourself doing these steps, living each instant of them. This is a very easy way to plan ahead, it also helps you not forget anything along the way. By visualizing the steps you can see what you need to do to reach your goals. When the time arrives and you are living those steps, you will probably get a “déjà vue” and this comes from the fact you already imagined it. I usually do this before going to bed, which brings me to my third point.

3- Visualize your steps before going to bed
Yes, visualizing each steps before going to bed will not only help you reach you goals with less hurdles it will also make you dream about it. I often dream about my goals or my daily life, this gives me practice in what I am about to do. Did you know when you sleep your brain doesn’t know the difference between reality and fiction? This explains why your dreams can feel so true. It also explains why a nightmare can feel so real. Once we understand this concept you can see all the advantages of dreaming properly. I will write a post another post soon dedicated to this technique.

4- Strive, fight and stay positive
Your goals won’t happen overnight, they also won’t happen without work. You will have to overcome many obstacles before you reach your desired goal. There are always people who will work against you (if it’s not yourself doing so) or technical hurdles you will need to overcome. NEVER discourage yourself, always stay positive and focus on being a problem solver. Keep pushing and never discourage yourself even when you think everything is lost. No one has ever achieved anything without past failures or setbacks, try to stay positive.

5- Get backup, use your contacts and talk to people
Don’t be shy to talk to people about your new goals and how you plan to achieve them. Other people’s insight can be very important and can help skip a few steps. A teacher once told me that on a construction yard do they build new trucks and tools for each new construction? The answer is NO. The same concept applies to our life and experiences, you can use other peoples experiences to learn quicker and get by some of the steps. (In this example they are your tools) This can be true on tangibles goals like setting up a business, going back to school or building by yourself a shed in the backyard. Getting help is not only smart and quicker it will also show your friends and family that you want to learn and achieve your goals.

I want to point out one important thing about goal setting. I believe anything is possible and that everyone can reach their goals. Keep in mind some goals might not be possible to achieve. We need to be realistic in life, I understand this only applies to 1% of population, but common sense is important (after all, this is a blog for logical people 😉 ). Also if you set your goals too high you will be disappointed if you can’t reach them appropriately, so don’t be too greedy and make sure whatever your goal is, that deep down inside, that is what you really want.

Published by @INeedMotivation

63 Comments

  1. I am a mechanical engineer, having 2.5 years of experience production planning and control dept. Realy i am not interested in this job because of completely of management based technically cant involve in job . Due financial problem & not getting job i am working on it . And also given interview for MNC companies but not got selected because of working culture & environment in our company & knowledge i got from this dept. I planned to change my career to design from the day one but it’nt happened but it is to difficult also.But now i am totally on confusion whether i am continue the same (because 2.5 exp getting waste) or should i change to design because of this confusion day,s are going. please any one suggest me. what i can do further.

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  2. wow. i like this article.. in this time im so depressed.. i wanna change my mind perception.. yes i can i can…. go.

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  3. if i try this i will reach my life goals but it’s not easy because of i don’t have more knowledge of how go next steep please help has

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  4. Am a student and I droped out of school cause I can’t think straightm
    Plz I need help

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  5. its so helpful I like it

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  6. I’m disagree! Everything is possible….. Realistic world doesn’t exist…..
    The only matter is how far people can believe……

    What-ever-you-want-will-happen-UNLESS YOU BELIEVE….. REALLY BELIEVE!

    YES, You Can!

    Greg 🙂

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  7. Iam a married but we have a school with my husband but it is growing so slow, we are renting. Iam out of my country (Uganda)now looking for money to develop our school but where iam I get little money yet I miss my people already coz I left my young kids home.what can I do?

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  8. Hey, My name is Krisha and I am a graduating student on college. I have a dream, I don’t know how do I reach it! My dream was to travel PARIS,France or to have work at Paris, France. and I’m from Philippines I dont know to do, I am eagerly wants to go there . Please help me.

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  9. Very good steps above, and the point here is it is all for we start and need to practice them until achieve goals, dream.

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  10. I am house wife since 1 year…before that I am a Rj in akashwani….but from 1 year due to transfer I can’t continue my job…..i want to start my own business…I am not interested in job….i have many qualities and I have a confidence that I can do best…but I can’t find my goal….can u help me…I can became a successful woman…Pl give me some suggestions…thanks

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  11. Nice this thought….

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  12. love this article 🙂

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  13. Totally agree with all of the things mentioned. i personally believe visualisation should be the first step towards goal.

    There are a certain caveats though:
    1. Usually many people find that the goals they have are irrelevant for their contacts. Most of the time we all know that someone who can help us is in stranger pool. That inability to access that someone really kills

    2. Just telling people that you have goal does raise some commitment but fizzle out if it’s not been checked in the long run. It is necessary to have goal shared with the people who show commitment towards your commitment.

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  14. very fantastic

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  15. my aim to be a member of armed force at any post but i had not any guide at that time who guided me so i take after completed 2(med.)b.sc agri. now i what i do to take job in army there is no job for med. in army but my dream is army force plz tell me how i achieve my aim

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  16. A sucessful man dnt always have what he want he just make use of any tin that come is way . as for me i dnt believe in destiny hard working .

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  17. I want to full fill my dream. My dream is that i want to make my name in richest person but i don’t know how can i start to reach at my goal point nd from where
    i want to do on my own capability i don’t want any help from my father

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  18. I want to open my own workshop basd on art technology e.g fibre glass products.my problem is. That I don’t were to start

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  19. i have many dreams….nd my family is totally depend upon me,coz i m the elder one in ma family……bt i want to be a rich man,so that i can make thire dreams true……but i m very frustrate to think that how i can make my carreer.i want be succed in my life……i have many dreams…..bt whats the use of it…..coz i only have to earn for ur family….i cant fulfill my dreams.,i know that i must move towards to my dream…but how it is possible,th big obstacle in my life is i am from a very poor family

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  20. thanks for ur guidelines.

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  21. Yees i agree that 5points that lead or help to reach our aim

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  22. really…… i really appreciated by your article …..
    everybody should have goal in their live and they should work on it because without goal we are absolutely nothing…….

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  23. i think having a goal is the best in life because without it we are nothing in life

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  24. Thank’s 4 9ce article i really improve,keep up.

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  25. Everybody should have Goal in their life.Without goal we are nothing.
    If you don’t have goal in your life you work for others and if you have a particular goal in your life you work for yourself.

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  26. I want to become a Senior accountant .really like this article and will surely apply this in my life to achieve of life goal

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  27. I found these tips very helpful! I was in need of a little motivation to kick start some new goals into reality. These steps will be just the thing I need!

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  28. i need motivate to reach my goal in life. I want encouragement and not discouragement.
    I

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  29. Thanks for your advice

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  30. Thanks im very cleared for what i have to do from now on to achive my own goals

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  31. it’s vry gud idea for me thank u so much i’ll surely follow it.

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  32. it is nice
    but i can say when persons are yourself decide our goal then persons does not any achiev goals

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  33. Nice & thank you for your advice.

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  34. thank u 4 given me this article

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  35. I failed medical entrance examination 2 times..and parents compeled me and joined bsc degree..i totaly fed up.i dnt like it and only like to become doctor..all are laughed at me because of didnt geting entrence.what to do????

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  36. I kus don’t kno how to reach my goal, I wil follow this article,thanks a lot!!

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  37. I want to be a singer bt I don’t kno how to start..

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  38. I didnt choose the feild that i love to do just because i Dont believe myself!!!!i still regret it!!it hurts soo much.the oppertunity knocked twice but iwas scared.ppl pls dont do anythin like me..bu the way it was a great article..

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  39. really this are the golden words in my life

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  40. hi,i want to be an ias ,but iam a very poor family and any other support so how to improve ourself .so please give some suggestion and tips.

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  41. thank you so much your article .
    really you gave me some steps that i can flow it . so it is a possible to to reach my goal if i flow these instructions thankssss

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  42. u just need to never accept fall without geting back up again

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  43. Thank you so much for this article,it gave me motivation but I lost hope reading the last paragraph. i want to be an astronaute but im not too good in maths and sciences.Can I be exellent in them and achieve my dream? Is it possible or not?Any suggestions or advice ?

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    • why not…anything is possible if you put your mind to it. You can learn to be great at something, even if you are not naturally gifted in that particular topic. You shouldn’t let anything get in the way of your dream

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  44. thanx for sharing ur experience.golden points.s self confidence is very important.

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  45. thank a lot for article will help some one that can follow GOD Bless you for you have make me to look foreword my goal. nice time

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  46. thnkx, the article is nic to make people to be aware on to achive their goals!

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  47. Its beneficial this enriches my confidance try it

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  48. Great information people need to read this article and then think about their goals that they want to achieve

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  49. THE ARTICLE GIVEN BEFORE IS VERY NICE AND I WISH MY HEARTFULLY THAT ONE READS THIS ARTICLE WILL KNOW THEIR WAY EASILY TO ACHIVE MORE GOALS IN LIFE

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  50. Nice article,one who believe ourself is very motivating to reach their goals,so always think I can do”.

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  51. Very useful article for those peoples they don’t have trust on themselves to do or start a work thanks!!!

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  52. this blog inspires me I feel happy to read this

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  53. i agree with the point that someone has to believe in him/her self.
    because also had the same problem(of not being confident) but from the point
    it taken me to a very huge step of mind.

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  54. belive me if u have to achive something,u have to realy dedecate yourself towards that because without deication and regular persistance u can!treach your goal

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  55. These are some good tips, there’s one site that halped me achieve my goals. It sends me daily reminders of my goals so I never forget them and also sends me books that may help me achieve my goals some of which are pretty inspirational books. I recomend this site for anyone that is serious about achieving their goals. Check it out! It’s worth it!

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  56. Nice tips. They are really helpful when we are up to goal setting. We can also keep track of whether we are on the right track or not.

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  58. This is an immense blog with lots of great articles. Yes, to reach a goal one needs to plan, visualize and act. I think the most difficult is to not lose the believe in yourself from time to time. And every time one questions himself, is counterproductive.

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  59. Very good article indeed, i agreethat someone need to not discourage and ever lose interest in his goals, anyway.

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  60. Very good article indeed, i agreethat someone need to not discourage and ever lose interest in his goals, anyway.

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  61. Nice article. Thanks for posting this. i agree with you to believe in yourself. This is a good point, coz if we don’t believe in our own capabilities, skills, in ourselves, i don’t think we can reach our goal.. 🙂 By the way, check out an inspirational video called “My Wish” by Donna Sirianni on YouTube.
    It’s all about starting at the very beginning of achieving your dreams in life…and enjoying the journey!!

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  62. Nice article. Thanks for posting this. i agree with you to believe in yourself. This is a good point, coz if we don’t believe in our own capabilities, skills, in ourselves, i don’t think we can reach our goal.. 🙂 By the way, check out an inspirational video called “My Wish” by Donna Sirianni on YouTube.
    It’s all about starting at the very beginning of achieving your dreams in life…and enjoying the journey!!

    Reply

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