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5 Great Tips To Make Your Goals Your Reality                              

 By Fred Horstman  October 24, 2013
Goals are a great tool for motivation. But if you don’t use them correctly, they can also be a source of frustration. Goals are only empowering if they are used properly. So how do you make a goal into something that is of benefit to you?

Goal-setting strategies are important especially to help you create the type of success you desire and deserve. Here are five goal-setting techniques to help you realize them.

1. Balance Your Goals
In your life you will have personal development goals, personal finance goals and material goals. Don’t neglect any of them. It is okay to want things, but don’t forget to balance those pursuits with your own growth as a person. All of these goals are important so be clear about all of them and make them real for you.

English: Picture I made for my goals article

English: Picture I made for my goals article (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2. Plan Actions From Your Goals
Goals are not items from your “To Do” list. Your goal is what you are striving for. Plan specific actions that lead you towards those goals. Use the goals to provide your compass for those actions. When you plan actions for the day, you can easily tell if they’re going to be effective if you have clear goals to compare them against.
3. Share Your Goals

If you were an archer, would you keep it a secret that your goal is to hit the bull’s-eye? Too many people keep their goals a secret. Share your goals with people who will support and encourage your aims.


4. Write Down Your Goals

Make your goals real by recording them. Put copies of your goals on index cards and keep copies in the car, in the bathroom, by your bed, and review them regularly. Make them the center of your focus. Don’t just set them and then ignore them. Your goals are like a compass to tell you which way to go. The exciting part is that you get to chose the direction your compass is pointing.

5. Don’t Give Up

Your goals and the actions you take to get them are different things. Don’t be afraid to try something, fail, and try something else. Take effective and massive action to meet your goals and understand that any true goals will take many steps to achieve. Sometimes you will make a mistake, but that doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with the goal. Everyone makes mistakes, but it’s only those people who abandon their goals are the ones who don’t achieve them.