The process of accomplishing goals following goal setting is where the rubber meets the road. It is the second part of the goal process for many people that they have to put more work into. You know how to use the SMART goal criteria, to set goals effectively, are willing to put in the work to achieve these goals, but you may have trouble with the execution. Fortunately for you, the following is a list of things you need to curb this problem and achieve your career and personal goals.
1. Repetitive affirmations.
Create, believe and repeat affirmations. Affirming that you have already met your well-defined goals is one of the things you need to accomplish your goals. It enforces you towards the achievement of the set goal. You remember that success starts with the mind, and affirmations provide you with the motivations and remove self-doubt.
2. Constant visualization of the set goal.
Visualizing the accomplishment of the goal also enforces your subconscious mind and motivates you while also keeping you focused and open to ideas and opportunities that would help your goal achievement. Visualization makes you doubt your doubts.
Take the first step, and the action counts. The first step or action and continue going and know that visualization and affirmations do not work alone. Action makes for success.
4. Mentors and Coaches.
Even if you are so much driven, do not be independent and think that you can achieve success alone. There are inimitable people out there. They can help you overcome the basic problem you can meet on the path of you accomplishing your goal, and hence you do not learn the hard way.
5. Kill procrastination.
Procrastination is the killer of all things good. So in your path to achieve your goals, you should be aware of it and kill it before it kills your goal. The Law of Diminishing Intent tells us that we end up not ever doing things that we procrastinate. While we may think that procrastination is inevitable, there are ways to overcome it like by using the 20-minute rule.
6. Conduct periodic goal evaluation
This will help you track your performance. How much have you achieved? How much time or any other resource has it taken? You have to make out time to evaluate your goals and ensure that you are on the right track. Periodic evaluations help you reflect on the goal’s parameters and how you might revise and improve your plan. It also lets the accomplishments inspire and motivate you.
7. Learn to reward yourself.
As you achieve mini-milestones or sub-goals, you should learn to reward yourself. A mini-milestones might be completing a certain number of pages or chapters of a book you are writing. Whatever the case might be, make sure the reward system motivates and disciplines you and is durable in the long run.
8. Do not quit, but iterate.
You should learn to not give up on your goal but evolve as the situation surrounding the achievement of your goals changes.
You should note that the same things you need to accomplish your career goals will also work for your personal goals. Let your plan to your goal change as the situation evolves. Be positive, put in some action, and watch as you accomplish your goals and grow big.