5 Steps To Get Started On Your Biggest Goals

Published: September 16, 2013
By: Faye Hollands

I’ve got a year until I turn 40 and some huge goals I want to achieve by then, so over the next 12 months I’m on a personal mission to succeed, which I know is going to take a lot of planning, determination and commitment.  The problem is though that setting a great goal is very different to actually achieving it, so what’s the best way to start tackling the goals that really matter?

How To Get Where You Want To Be

Here are the first 5 things I do when I want to get my goals off the starting blocks: –

1.  Get Excited

Getting really connected to your goals, and understanding what they mean to you is imperative if you want to see them through to fruition.  Why do you want to achieve a particular goal?  What will the end result mean to you?  How will your life be different?  Get clear on the end result you’re looking for as this will provide you with the motivation to keep going, even when times are tough.

2.  Be Nosy

We have strategies for everything we do, so the best way to get started with any of your goals is to look around you for inspiration, and more importantly, how others have successfully navigated similar goals.  Watch, question and read about the people you find inspiring.  Talk to those you have done what you want to do and discover their tips, tricks and advice on how they did it.  You don’t have to reinvent the wheel – be smart and leverage what’s around you and available to you.

3.  Tell People… the RIGHT people!

It’s important to get your dreams, ambitions and ideas out in the open to increase your commitment and drive, but it’s equally as important to talk to the right people.  Only discuss your future with those who will support, positively-challenge, and encourage you.

4.  Roll Up Your Sleeves

Imaging your ideal career or life isn’t enough to get you there, nor is waiting for a lucky break or a lottery win!  Making it happen is going to take you out of your comfort zone, and it’s likely to involve some hard work and commitment.   If you want something you’ve never had before expect to make some changes in your life, and be willing to roll up your sleeves and do what’s required. This might sound obvious but from my experience most people aren’t willing to do what’s necessary to achieve the goals they say are really important to them.

5.  Be Consistent

Consistent effort really does pay off.  You don’t have to be doing groundbreaking work everyday; you just need to take small steps regularly towards your goals. When you get into this frame of mind you’ll be amazed how much you can achieve over time.

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Written by Faye Hollands – Director at Outshine Consulting

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success.

To receive your FREE MP3 download of Faye’s popular teleseminar ‘How To Create A Career You Love‘ and weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

Faye Hollands

About Faye Hollands

Faye is an accomplished Career Coach, Small Business Coach and Productivity Specialist who has successfully coached countless clients on how to create a career they love, get more done in less time, and achieve personal and professional success. To receive weekly articles to improve your career, business and time management skills click here or book your Free Focus Session here.

You can contact Faye on +61 2 8323 4335 or email fayehollands@outshineconsulting.com

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