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Your personal goals and dreams do not have to remain in the future forever. With some careful planning and consistent dedication, you can make your personal goals a reality. There are many factors that may stop you from reaching your goals; here are a few ways to break through the challenges of reaching your dreams.
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Set yourself up a timeline and stick to it.
Having goals that have no set timeline are vague because there are no markers to measure progress. Set up a timeline for your goal. Where would you like to be in a month, three months, a year? Check on your progress periodically to see if you are meeting the check points you set up for yourself. Sticking to a strong timeline will ensure that you meet your goals and your dreams can become a reality.
Set goals that only depend on your motivation or abilities to complete.
Whether you are trying to clean up a local park or live a more earth friendly life, your goals should not require that anyone around you have to change. Do not expect that your partner will put on the work gloves or get excited about recycling in order for you to reach your goal. Set goals that you alone can accomplish so that you are in control without trying to control the behavior of those around you.
Stop saying “I can’t, Someday, It’s too hard”.
The time for change is now. Using words that are negative or weak will not help you reach your goals. Why give up before you have even started to reach your goals? Negative thinking will have negative consequences. People that are successful at accomplishing their goals know one important secret. They believe that they can do it and they have faith that if they try hard enough their goal will be reached.
Kick your procrastination habit.
Procrastination is the life blood of any failed goal attempt. Putting things off until tomorrow ensures that you will not meet your goals or that you will leave work until the last minute. Procrastination can be beaten, but if you suffer from this habit, start attacking now. Open the bills, clean the house, or sit down and write that report. Whatever task you have been putting off, set it as a priority. Do not leave the house until the task is done, even if your best friend calls and wants to go to lunch. Successful people have learned to stop procrastinating and they get the job done.
Your goals and dreams are important. Remember to set your goals, set a timeline, and stick to it. You will get frustrated and you will want to give up. Just keep in mind that everything that is worthwhile takes time and effort.
Melissa Nykorchuk, Author
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