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How to achieve your goal! Tips and suggestions!

Updated on October 20, 2014

‘Goals are dreams with deadlines.’- Diana Scharf Hunt.

Life without a goal is aimless. Can you travel unless you know your destination? What are goals in life? It is actually a dream you have about your life. Everyone has dreams. But your dreams never materialize unless you set yourself a goal.

My goal is to a successful writer and a successful blogger. I work constantly towards it. I have not even reached ten percent of my dreams. But I work consistently towards my goal. I know I will succeed one day.

Why are you unable to achieve your goal?

  • When your dream is hazy and sketchy you never really know what you are aiming at.
  • Unless you work hard you cannot achieve your goal.
  • You must wait patiently, sometimes for years till your dream becomes true.
  • When you do not improvise and think that your routine way of doing things is enough, you will not succeed.

You must concentrate with pencil sharp focus. You must have tremendous will power to achieve your goal. When you face persistent failures you just want to let go everything. But you should cling on to your dreams! Do not be put off by the hazards you face before achieving your goal.

Gandhi achieved his goal because of his concentrated focus on independent India!

This great leader was fighting against the great and powerful British Empire. He had only non violence as his weapon to achieve his goal. But his total focus towards making India an independent country never wavered even when he was sentenced to many years in jail.

He was untiring in his efforts which made his dream come true. He motivated the Indian people to unite together to free the country without shedding blood. His concentrated aim made him hoist the national flag of India. The country salutes the half clad Gandhi as a national leader and a Mahatma.

Your goal should be your passion

The goal you set for yourself should be your own ambition. If you focus on something which you are not passionate about your journey towards your goal will be half hearted. Your work lacks the fire to make your dream come true.

Do you want to climb up the ladder of success in your office?

You should have the drive to succeed. You should be ambitious. If you work because of the pressure your parents or spouse thrusts on you, you lack the fire and spirit required to achieve it. Why is it so? It is because you work to achieve other people's dream and not yours.

You should take concrete and effective steps to stride towards your goal. Do not be put off by criticisms! Criticisms should act as booster to prove you as worthy. If you pay attention to the negative remarks of other people they make your motivation lukewarm and half hearted.

You should ignore such people. Make a vow in your mind that you will prove them wrong. When you thrust aside people who are not in your wave length you have won half the battle.

Take these effective steps!

  • You should clearly plan your moves to achieve your goal.
  • Your target should be crystal clear.
  • Analyze your moves and actions you should take.
  • Make a list of things you should do in a paper and number it.
  • Keep referring to the work that should be done and tick the ones you have finished.

Your finished work should give you immense satisfaction and your vision of achieving your goal should be carved in your mind. You should live and survive on your dreams.

My brother’s ambition!

My brother's ambition has always been to build a house of his own. Whenever we talk he would move the conversation about building a house. Everyone in the family was skeptical as he did not have enough money with him. But he was not bothered. He would draw different house plans and discuss it with us.

I knew he was going to do it. I could see him getting more focused and he kept nearing the goal he always dreamed of. You would not believe it! His building contractor offered to buy a land my brother was unable to sell because of lack of offers.

His avid dream of owning a house came true. He achieved his dream because he made undeterred efforts. I was happy when we went to his house warming function. He had the look of achievement in his eyes and I enjoyed it.

You too can achieve your goal if you generate enthusiasm in your work. You should be motivated and your trust in your ability should be unwavering and unrelenting. When you do not back track from your goal, magic happens in your life.

Your dreams become a reality! You should always visualize the happiness you will feel when your efforts bear fruit. You should pulsate with happiness and fulfillment as you visualize the end product. As your visualization becomes pencil sharp, it means your goal is within your reach. Do not slump in your efforts till the victory is all yours.

‘The vision must be followed by the venture. It is not enough to stare up the stairs- we must step up the stairs’-Vance Havner

Goals without action will never come true. But goals with actions will definitely achieve what you aimed for. Your mind makes you act in a positive way to clear obstacles. You finally leap over hurdles to reach the winning point. .

© 2011 mathira


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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Thank you, Eiddwen for your encouraging comments.

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      Eiddwen 6 years ago from Wales

      A great hub which I am sure will benefit many who read.

      I vote up,

      Enjoy your day.


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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      How true you are, you are vibrantly positive.Thank you.

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      You are the architect of your life.

      Create your own opportunities

      and make things happen.

      Set yourself a specific goal

      and monitor your progress.

      Be of service.

      Keep doing things for others

      without counting the cost.

      Turn your defeats into victories.

      Control your environment.

      Mix with the kind of

      people who inspire you.

      Keep your attitude positive

      and your health in fine trim.

      Let God go before you

      in everything you do.

      Pray regularly with feeling.

      Always be planning

      something constantly.

      You are the magnet of

      your circumstances.

      Never give up!

      © Bernard Levine

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Thank you carolinemd21 for your positive comments.

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      Caroline Marie 6 years ago

      Great hub Mathira. All of my achievements were once only a dream and an idea.

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Thanks a lot Beata Stasak,felt good to see you liking my article.

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Yes grandmapearl,I am trying very hard to achieve my goal of being a successful writer and with hard work and positive attitude I am sure one day my dream will come true.

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      mathira 6 years ago from chennai

      Thank you lovinglife for your positive comments.When you have trust in yourself your goal is within your reach, you doubt yourself, it moves further away from you.

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      Beata Stasak 6 years ago from Western Australia

      Perservance is the key:)...thank you for sharing your wisdom with us:)

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      Connie Smith 6 years ago from Southern Tier New York State

      This is great advice. I need to right down the things that will get me to my ultimate goal. Thanks for reminding me of this. Good Hub. Voted Up and Useful

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      lovinglife6982 6 years ago from USA

      Wonderful Hub! You're absolutely right; it doesn't matter how big the obstacles seem. As long as you never give up and pay no mind to people who try to deter you, you can accomplish anything you wish for. I'm glad that your brother never gave up and finally accomplished his dream of owning a house. :)