The 7 keys to success – How to achieve your goals

How to set your goals

The discipline of following through with our goals is the most critical condition for achieving success and sustained satisfaction. Personal goals and objectives provide direction on the life path. We are lost without them, and we made it to our objective grateful to them. And trust me, we all want to go there.

How to program your mind to achieve your goals?

Do you want to know how to do mental programming to be successful and prosperous in your life?

The mental application is one of the most effective and important tools to change any pattern of behavior or bad habits that harm us when it comes to achieving anything we set out to do in life.

Our brain is like a super advanced computer, and as such, we can program it, either for success or failure. It all depends on you.

And the objective of the mental application is precisely to reprogram your subconscious mind, where all your mental programs are stored, be they habits, customs, beliefs, etc. The idea is to modify those bad habits or erroneous beliefs that prevent us from acting effectively in the right direction to achieve success and prosperity.

Here are some suggestions that have worked for me for effective mental programming:

  • Having a clear objective or goal of what you really want, having a burning desire to make it come true in your life.
  • Visualize what you really want. It is not just about clearly knowing what you want, but about imagining it with emotion and feeling that you already have it.

Remember that your subconscious does not know how to differentiate between what is real and what is imaginary. If you frequently focus on visualizing vivid images, along with strong emotions and feelings, your subconscious mind will have no choice but to accept it as real.

With these suggestions, you will be able to have truly effective mental programming and you will be able to achieve anything you set your mind to.

And after that, you need to go for it!

 

The 7 keys to success

There is one characteristic that defines successful people, the people who are happiest and most satisfied with their lives: they all know how to set goals.

Imagine that you are a pilot of an airplane. You are an experienced pilot who has a travel plan and a clear direction: you fly from New York to China in a straight line of 7,000 miles. Will you reach your destination? You will probably reach your destination. The same happens with successful people, who have a clear direction and a defined action plan.

Now imagine that you arrive in a small town in China that is not touristy and you do not have Internet access. You have rented an apartment online, but you do not have a map and your GPS has no connection due to the lack of Internet. Everyone speaks Chinese and you can’t even say “Hello”. If you make it to your destination it’s probably down to sheer luck, but you’ll have wasted a lot of valuable time along the way.

 

1. Define your goals and what you want to achieve

Before we can achieve our personal goals and objectives, it is key to know the practical strategy for setting goals.

Do not start several goals at the same time.

Another of the most common errors individuals make is deciding to transform their whole life overnight. They realize they can no longer live like this and quit smoking, start eating healthier, join a gym, buy a nice book to continue reading, get rid of the television, and contribute 10% of their salary to a worthy charity.

The change is so dramatic that they focus much too much emphasis on willpower. They can’t take it anymore and chuck everything overboard, returning to their former life.

The key is to start with no more than one or two goals. After they’ve been dominated (30 to 60 days), add 1 or 2 more, and so on.

Avoid confusing objectives.
Setting vague goals is useless. “To be generous,” for example, is confusing. “Give 1% of your profits or sales to a good cause” is a far more truthful statement.

2. Create measurements and levels to monitor progress

Identifying a goal’s unit of measurement is critical for controlling its progress. This will need the keeping of a record of the outcomes obtained over time.

For example, if we want to reduce weight, we may take our body measures once a week and write them down. Another example would be to keep a weekly record of the number of calls we made to potential clients if we were wanting to enhance our job or economy.

Controlling progress benefits us in two ways. The first is that we may adjust our path if we recognize we are not traveling in the proper way.

 

3. Take the time to plan

Once we have our personal goals and objectives clearly written and we have made sure that they fit perfectly with our values, it is time to plan.

There are many studies that have shown that successful and life-satisfied people take the time they spend planning very seriously.

Do you know why they do this?

Because they know full well that every minute they spend planning translates into a great saving of time, energy, and money in achieving the results they want.

Conversely, those who say they are too “busy” to plan ahead need to be prepared to make unnecessary mistakes and waste a lot of time.

Always keep this idea in mind: “Failing to plan is planning to fail.”

CREATE AN ACTION PLAN

Always look for the easiest and most direct way to get from where you are now to where you want to be, the solution that has the fewest number of steps.

The more you plan, the better you will become at planning. It is a technique that requires repetition and practice.

Listed below are the steps that regularly we’ll should follow to correctly put together an action plan.

  1. Make a list of everything you think you will need to do to reach your personal goal.
  2. Organize the list in order of priority . What is the most important task or activity? And the second most important? And so on.
  3. Organize the list by sequence . What needs to be done first before you can do anything else?
  4. Determine how much time and money you will need to reach your goal or complete your task.
  5. Check back and review your plan on a regular basis, especially if you have new information or when things don’t go as expected. Be prepared to change it, if necessary.

 

Focus is the key to focusing your attention on what you long to manifest in your life. If you don’t have goals, someone will do them for you: multinationals, private and public interests, your environment, and your relationships…

 

4. Take action, do something every day

To achieve our personal goals and objectives we must ensure that we get moving as soon as possible and do something every day.

It is achieved step by step, task by task, and day after day. If your goal is long-term, you can divide it to progress each day toward its achievement.

Always keep in mind that time is our most valuable resource, don’t waste it.

Happy and successful people are intensely action-oriented. They seem to move faster and be busier. They try more things and try harder, starting a little earlier and finishing a little later.

Time passes for everyone the same. So the question is what are we going to do with that time?

When you yourself cultivate a sense of urgency, time will work better for you, you will do more in less time, and you will see your goal getting closer. Seek to act as if tomorrow you have to go on vacation for a month and you have to get everything ready.

 

Our personal goals and objectives have to be consistent with our actions.
Make sure that everything you say or do from now on is consistent with what you want to have/be or do.

5. Focus on what you want, not what you're eliminating.

We frequently set our sights on what we want to achieve rather than what we wish to avoid. Think about the person you will become as a result of creating the habit of good eating, not what the diet you choose forbids you from eating.

Focus on success rather than sacrifice. It will make your life a lot simpler.

Leaders of all time have known how to use visualization to their advantage. This means that they can visualize and imagine a desired future long before it becomes a reality.

THE POWER OF THE MIND.

Always think and visualize what you want and NOT what you don’t want.

The vast majority of people are used to going through life on autopilot without any mental noise control.

Our mind never stops, all the time we say things to ourselves, we repeat scenes already experienced and we imagine new ones. However, this incredible machine, which is our mind, can be used to your advantage.

You are in control of the images and words that go through your mind. Select them carefully because with them you are creating your life.

This may sound easier than it really is. As is often the case with habits, it’s a lot harder at first, but if we practice and repeat it, we’ll master it.

We can choose whether to feed our minds with positive and uplifting images of success or, conversely, obsess over images of failure. The good thing is that the choice is only ours.

When we learn to control our thoughts and visualize what we want to be/have/do, we will be attentive to people, information, and opportunities that will help us achieve our goals and we will move faster.

 

6. Celebrate and reward small victories

When we achieve something that is important to us, we have to reward ourselves in some way.

The size of the reward will be determined by the dimension of the goal that we have reached.

Rewards can be material things like a book or chocolate, but they can also be non-material things like a walk. The main thing is that it is something that makes us feel good and satisfied with ourselves.

When we reward ourselves we are acknowledging our achievements and cultivating our confidence. In addition, it serves as motivation to achieve new goals or personal objectives.

Rewarding ourselves is a way of positively reinforcing that the effort we put into achieving our goals is worthwhile and encourages us to keep going.

 

7. Persevere until you succeed

The quality that guarantees that you will finally reach your goal or personal objective is perseverance.

All people who are successful and happy with their lives are characterized by gigantic willpower and unwavering perseverance. When things get tough, when they get disappointed, tired, or wrong, the only thing that keeps them going is perseverance.

Decide today that you will not give up until you achieve your goal and soon you will be enjoying the fruits of this decision.

Get started now!

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