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How to set goals and achieve them

Dreaming and achieving what you want are completely different things. Most people only dream of a good life, and only a few actually go to it.

Dreaming and getting what you want are completely different things. We turn off our path due to many reasons: some do not know how to overcome obstacles, others have chosen the wrong goal, others were preparing for the hundred meters, although they had to run a marathon. We have collected tips from the best books on achieving goals to learn how to make your dreams come true and stay on track.

Short term goals

Setting and achieving goals in sports and in life are similar. Ultramarathon runner Travis Macy shared his experience in the field of psychology of incredible loads in the book "Ultrathinking". One of his tips is to break down long-term goals into short-term ones. So you will greatly simplify the work, since it is much easier to cope with small tasks, an understanding of “how to do” comes. If you set only the ultimate goal, it simply means “I want”. Breaking down a goal step by step into small tasks paves the way for its successful achievement - feel the difference? If you build work in this way, then inspiration will inevitably wake up in you. Knowing which way to reach the goal, what small steps to take to achieve intermediate results in order to be closer to the final result every day, you will receive the necessary energy.

Hellish days on the way to the goal

Norwegian author Eric Larssen in the book "On the Limit" suggests achieving goals with the help of the personal growth intensive "Hell Week". Hell Week will not be an easy run. This is an ultramarathon that lasts seven days. The author suggests getting out of the comfort zone, "pumping" your ability to overcome obstacles and endure overload. Such breakthroughs are suitable for different areas of life. But some things should remain the same: proper nutrition, exercise, getting up early and hanging out.

The main principle is to face difficulties and overcome them.

You will feel more confident and see that you can do much more! Your hell week should act as a catalyst. It is designed to be such a test, after passing through which you will be able to reveal your abilities and look at yourself through the prism of the experience gained. This week should awaken such strong emotions in you that the effect of it will last for a very long time.

The Right Questions

In No Self-Pity, Eric Larssen suggests that you start setting goals by auditing yourself. The problem is that most of us analyze life occasionally. We usually forget about it until the next New Year comes and the clock starts striking 12 again. We do not have enough time to reflect on life properly. Ask yourself the following questions right now. And think about them more than once a year.

- Is my life really going the way I want?

- Am I on the right track? Am I in the right place in life?

- How to achieve a greater balance?

- Am I really working to the limit?

- Am I doing my best for my career?

- Do I solve problems to get closer to achieving my goals and fulfilling my desires?

Take the time to ask yourself the right questions.

After your own audit, you will understand in which area to improve.

Set the most ambitious goals, and not just dream.

The right goal should be very cool and give a boost of happiness. A goal becomes effective only when it touches your feelings. She is clear and unwavering. Something clicks in your brain, and the whole process of everyday decision-making changes. And it is these daily decisions that determine everything. Success is hidden in seemingly trivial and unremarkable details, which actually determine who will be the winner, who will be able to reach their full potential, and who will not.

Small Changes

If the "Hell Days" make you fearful and terrified, try a gentle way to achieve your goal. How to take a step towards a better self and a happy life without titanic efforts? A year is 52 weeks and 52 good habits. One new case a week, and in 365 days you won't recognize yourself. The technique of "small changes" helps to reach the goal and not lose strength and motivation along the way.