We all have some goal, dreams or desires that we want to achieve. We work
to fulfill them but more that often we fail to achieve them. What are the main
reason that we are not able to achieve our goals? Why we even after hard
work not able to achieve our goal? What are things that we are doing wrong?
I have found somethings that most of the people are doing wrong so make
certain that you don’t do the same mistakes.
1. Know where you are right now
The most important part for achieving a goal is knowing where you are right
now . To get to were you want to go you must know where you are right
Take for example that you want to type faster do you know what is your
typing speed right now. This principle can apply to any field you are in what
you want to find out first that where are you write now.
2. Where you want go?
The next step is finding where you want to go. Take the same example of
typing speed you want a typing speed of 80 WPM ( Words Per Minute).
What is so good about this goal is that its specific and its quantifiable. You
can track your progress that how much you have improved every week or
The next thing that you want to find is this goal achievable. How can you
find if this goal is achievable? Search in google and find out if some one was
able to achieve that goal.
As you will find in our example that 80 wpm is average speed of typing for
profession typist. So this is a achievable goal. The next thing is setting
3. When are you planning to fulfill your goal?
The next thing you want determine is the time and progression as you know
that you can’t go from 20 wpm to 80 wpm in a month( in most of case) so
you set a goal to improve your typing speed 10% every month. So if your
typing speed now is 20 wpm you will set a target to get to 22 wpm at the end
of the month. You will see in most of the cases that you will exceed your set
target but its a good base line.
Now the end date for your goal when you want to achieve the speed of 80
wpm. You decided to get to that goal in a year.
4. List the reasons that you want to achieve that goal
This list will help you in time when there is no quantifiable progress even
after putting a lot of work. This phase is called the dip. Sooner or latter you
will face this dip you cant do any thing to get away from it the only thing
that you can do is work through it.
Also see: How To Achieve Your Goals Fast
5. Have a system to track your progress
It very important that you have a system in place to track you progress and
adjust your method of achieving your goal so that you can achieve your goal
in shorts possible time.
6. Plan in advance what to do next day
Have a plan for day in advance what you want to achieve and get done in the
next day so that you have clear and focused mind to concentrate on the task
Also see: How to Become Good At Something
You should read Unlimited Power: The New Science of Personal Achievement – Anthony Robbins if you want to change your life forever. This book has changed the way I think you should give it a shout if you want to make positive difference in your life.