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Easy Methods to Achieve Goals

Updated on December 10, 2016
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She is a Writer and Author. She's inspired by Eric Thomas, Les Brown, Charles Stanley, Myles Munroe, and Napoleon Hill.

Setting Personal Goals

You can start with a list of goals; write the goals on paper to focus on the set date of accomplishing each goal. Setting personal goals will benefit your life's path. You have to make it up in your mind that you want to do better things in your life. Adding to your visual plan can be writing it down on paper, and applying action to the goals. Working toward a goal can be daily, weekly, or monthly task. Most importantly, sticking to the list of personal goals is the idea, never giving up. Being consistent is the major ingredient to setting personal goals, and making sure your applying the tasks to eventually accomplish each goal. Also when setting goals you have to let go of fears, FEAR = False Evidence Appearing Real.

A goal has to be something that is realistic, and something you see yourself doing. All goals must have a set estimated date such as a particular day, week, month, or year. The goal that you want to accomplish, you have to say it to yourself over and over again. Self improvement is self-love. Don't look for other people to praise you when you're reaching for your goals.

Visualize your goal in your mind, seeing it first makes you feel that you already have it.

Accomplished Goals

Be happy about the goals you've already accomplished in life. This will help build your self-esteem, writing down on paper the things that you have accomplished already. Writing down the small things you've accomplished on paper is a great deal as well; for instance 'volunteer certificates' at your child's school. Every little positive accomplishment says a lot about you, and it's important to acknowledge them. Only you can build your self-esteem with your thoughts and actions.

Some goals may not have been set goals; they were just something that was accomplished. Getting a high school diploma was a set goal, and setting a personal goal to get your G.E.D. is also a set goal.

A personal goal can also be to learn a new hobby such as crocheting, or any hobby you like. Setting a goal to learn a new hobby will definitely help build self-esteem.

Setting Personal Goals
Setting Personal Goals

Benefits of Setting Personal Goals

When setting personal goals you have to be very self-motivated daily. As a goal-setter you have to be optimistic about your goals, and having a hopeful attitude about life in general. People gain more confidence in themselves once they start to set goals and begin to accomplish them. There will always be goals in your life to accomplish, that's what makes a successful person. Your goal is there, you just have to keep chasing it; it will build your persistence.

Every person wants to have control over their own lives, and goals will get you in control over your life. There are many benefits of setting your personal goals.

More Benefits of Setting Goals:

  • Gives your life purpose.
  • Builds self esteem.
  • Keep you self motivated.
  • Maintains a sharp mind set.
  • Activates the law of attraction.
  • Higher chances of being successful.
  • Builds focus for your life.
  • Increases persistence.

Never put off for tomorrow what you can do today. A goal without a time limit is not a goal.

Sample Goal Setting Chart

Goals List
Date/How often
Learn to swim.
Visit local recreation park swimming pool, every Tuesday.
I should know how to swim by this time next year.
Let go of fearful negative thoughts.
Replace negative thoughts with happy thoughts.
No more negative thoughts, I will think of only good thoughts daily.
Job - Employment
Fill out 5 or more application daily.
Go on job interviews twice a week.
Get an AA degree in Nursing, at community college.
Will get my Nursing degree in 2 years.
My attitude
My health
Read a Bible verse or scripture
To get me through life.
You can use this Sample Goals Chart or make one similar to this one.

Positive Self Affirmations

"Say good things to yourself about yourself." Transforming negative thoughts about you into positive self-affirmations, will help build your self-esteem and confidence. Who said that talking to yourself is a bad thing?

Always close your eyes to visualize where you want to be in your life, and apply the tools and actions to follow the the vision. Acknowledge your strengths and say them to yourself. Also make a list on paper, all the positive things people have said about you, for instance; a good listener, good self control, nice person, great attitude, fun, smart, friendly, good communicator, good at math, good in science, etc. Surround yourself with positive people that like you.

Never seek for other people to praise you, you have to compliment yourself, and reward yourself. But the people that do genuinely compliment you, they would be great to talk to about you goals. Affirmations will help lead you to your goals.

It's perfectly alright to repeat to yourself in a mirror positive affirmations. Building your self-esteem is not making you conceited but it's making you more confident. Being conceited is a negative energy, but being confident is a positive energy.

Whenever you're saying an affirmation to yourself, start it with an "I Am." Examples; I am friendly, I am kind, I am intelligent, I am attractive, I am a quick learner, I am going to finish the things that I start, etc. Affirmations are all about you, so keep positive affirmations about you in your thoughts, words, and actions. Because sometimes we can be our own worst critic which is the opposite of positive affirmations.

Who says talking to yourself is a bad thing? It's actually a good thing, because telling yourself positive things will help you grow in different areas of your being. You have to be your own best friend.

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    • Brinafr3sh profile image

      Brinafr3sh 4 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Ebonny, thanks for your interest in this article. To finish what we start will benefit our future. Yeah, making a list of great or positive things that people have said about you, will make your path easier to find.

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      Ebonny 4 years ago from UK

      I love what you said about having a list of great things others have said about you. Also the affirmation about finishing what you start (I plan to adopt this one).

      Many thanks for sharing.

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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Dr. Pastor Carlotta, Glad you like this Hub. Our goals are our dreams, with actions applied. Thanks

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 5 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Love, love, LOVE this Hub! I tell my client everyday about setting goals and staying focus! AMEN! Voted-UP!

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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Capedium,

      Hi Movie Master,

      and Hi Kelleyward, glad you all like this article. Setting personal goals is a huge deal, for personal growth. Thank you for your comments.

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      Great Hub! Loved the chart. As I always try to begin with the end in mind as Stephen Covey says I find myself setting goals and then taking steps toward meeting them. Thanks for this!

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi brinafr3sh, an excellent hub, setting goals in my life has certainly given me direction and helped build confidence and self esteem.

      This is well written, informative and interesting, thank you and voting up.

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      Capedium 5 years ago from Texas.

      Thank you so much for sharing

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      Brinafr3sh 5 years ago from West Coast, United States

      Hi Larry, glad you liked this article. Hope you do really well as you study law, congratulations. Thanks

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      Larry Okeke 5 years ago from Enugu, Nigeria

      Wow! I'm so inspired! I'm reading this article just at the time i'm preparing for the exams that 'll lead me to study law in a very respectable university and am so encouraged. Nice hub