Reaching for Goals


Small short-term goals

       Every time you set and achieve a goal, your confidence and sense of competence increases. Start your journey by setting small achievable goals and then taking the steps necessary to achieve them.

       Set some easy goals that you would like to achieve this week. It could be applying for that great job you really want or exercising after work tonight. Every time you achieve a small goal, set a new one. As you build your confidence in achieving small goals, you will believe you can achieve big goals.


What is important to you?

Let’s be honest, to achieve any worthwhile goal requires you to do things you would prefer not doing. If your goal is not HIGHLY important to you, you won’t do what’s required of you to achieve it. The obstacles in your path won’t be worth overcoming, because the prize isn’t important enough.


What are the biggest obstacles

      When you look at your goal, ask yourself, “What will be required of me to achieve this goal? What will be the biggest obstacles I will have to overcome?” Make a list of all the things you will need to do and challenges you will likely face and be honest about it.

Will I do what I must to achieve this goal?


       This is the time when you need to be honest and ask yourself one more time, “Is this goal important enough to me that I will make the sacrifices necessary and do what is required of me every day to achieve my goal?” We have to sell out.


       Break your goal down into smaller goals. If your goal is to making 10,000 extra money this year, then set the dates when you will be at $100.00, $500.00, $1000.00 AND SO ON.  If eating right or changing other habits are what you need to do then set these goals with milestones to help keep momentum.

Break your plan down into daily activities

      If you are going to achieve any worthwhile goal you must know what you should be doing each day.  It i knowing what we must do everyday that allows us to keep momentum today the goal.  We see a large goal ahead to say make 100,000 dollars then we need a daily, weekly, monthly, plan or we get overwhelmed.   Just to see that is 273.97 a day or $1917.81 a week.

Following the plan

       Once you know the actions you need to take every day, you must use your personal initiative and discipline to do what you know you should do, even when you don’t feel like doing it. Use grit or will-power to overcome those obstacles.

Be accountable

      Accountability partner always help you stay focused but no one care like you do about your goals. It’s your life and these are your goals. We need to be responsible to follow through on the goals we have. No one care like we do about our lives.

Enjoy the journey

       Do not be all about work and not play.  We have to experience fun. or some reward.  Give yourself a little something every time you push yourself outside your comfort zone. As you reach each goal, reward yourself.


See your goals coming true

      The best way to stay motivated and disciplined is seeing your goals coming true. Create a vision board or something to see and check off things you have done.  Small success leads to larger success.

Hope these help!

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21 thoughts on “Reaching for Goals”

  1. For those of us that don’t feel we need, want, or have time for setting any “new” goals, I think it’s wiser to look at how life is going prior to hastily casting the idea away. If there’s anything in a person’s life that they feel no longer serves them, my feeling is, right there is a spot to consider replacing what doesn’t serve with something that does, a new goal for goodness sake!

    I love what you wrote about asking ourselves how important setting a specific goal or goals are. Rate it on a scale from 1-10 and see how you feel when the number almost instantly pops into your head. Then go one better, especially if it’s a low number, and ask yourself: “What If It Was Important, How Would That Make Me Feel?” In my opinion, emotions play a huge part in the process of goal-setting!

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  2. Thank you, for a very good reminder post! As I mentioned in my comment reply to Sparkyjen, I would love to know more about how we can increase our assessment/assignment of importance level to a goal that we know we should have and be doing/working on yet our choices/actions, etc are clearly indicating that we are not giving it the importance level it deserves. Feel free to even just brainstorm if expert/validated solutions aren’t known/available. Thanks!


    1. I like to think about the root issue of why I am setting a goal. What is the real root issue not symptoms. I have in the past seen myself trying to set goals based on these symptoms but never getting to the root of issues with goals. Often if not careful I have set goals in the past that were surface goals. They accomplished things but these goals never dealt with the underlying issues. There of course are emotions that come with goals as we emotional creators. We need to combine our emotions and the truth of why to our goals are important and find direction. Why, meaning the true intent of what we are to accomplish that moves us emotionally and otherwise to action of goals. It takes time to find the root reasons for why we do things. The easiest explanations are often surface level. I hope this is answering or helping in some way.

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      1. Ah yes. You’ve reminded me of a tips I learned somewhere: ask yourself “why?” about 5 times to get to the root reason/motivation. In other words, for every reason/answer you come up with for “Why?”, ask “Why?” again for that particular reason.

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      2. I hope that helps. Goals are like many things in life we have. They must be something that can change with our environment at times. I often set goals a little larger than I may achieve but knowing if I even make it only to 75% I have make a great impact. I also am careful never not to judge myself too harshly but also have accountability of the goals. I have found goals amid at paperwork, and those things are low on my list because they are not near to my purpose or heart goals. The ones that are of pure heart intent reaching the deep parts of me I will push to achieve. The others I still go but the why is the passion to do more than I thought I could. hope that made sense


      3. Some of our long term goals we have we use a vision board to help us stay focused from the heart and head. The vision board is not detailed to how to carry out the goal but it shows us the destination we are working toward, it provides great motivation for us in reaching goals.


  3. also I take the most important 20% to focus on myself the most important and then delegate the rest somehow or leave it to last. The 20% that is most important often allows us to gain much greater gains in goals then trying to do all 100%.


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