Are you able to achieve all your goals which you have set? Have you ever thought to yourself that there aren’t enough hours in the day, or felt overwhelmed about not being able to achieve what you intended? If you have, this article can help you!

In this article I discuss 7 practical tips on how you remain more focussed and anchored on your goals

Setting goals is often seen as a necessary evil. We set goals because we have to, not because we want to. This is because we live in a society that is driven by targets and deadlines. We are constantly being told to achieve this or that, and so we set gaols in order to try and meet these expectations.

However, there are many benefits to setting goals, both in our personal and professional lives. When we set goals, we are effectively telling ourselves what we want to achieve. This helps to focus our efforts and gives us a sense of purpose.

Achieving goals also gives us a boost of confidence and a feeling of satisfaction. This is because we have proven to ourselves that we can achieve something that we set out to do. This can be a great motivator to keep setting and achieving goals.

Finally, setting goals gives us a framework within which we can measure our progress. This is important both in our personal lives and in our careers. If we can see that we are making progress towards our goals, then we more likely to stick with them.

However, easy to say than doing, we are faced with many challenges in our day-to-day life which diverts our attention from our main goals and keeps us hooked in other work or activity. Thus, here are 7 practical tips that will help you achieve your goals in your professional and personal life

7 Tips to Achieve Your Set Goal

1.Clarify your goals and strategy

Be very clear about your aims and ambitions, both short and long term. Write them down. Writing your goals is the most important task to make them happen in reality. Once you know what you really want to achieve (and why) it’s easier to make decisions about what needs doing, and to plan accordingly.

2. Focus on your top priorities

You’ll be more productive and profitable if you identify and focus on the area’s most important to your business. Work on the fundamentals first. The Latin word ‘fundamentum’ means foundation – so take action, build strong foundations and the rest should follow.

3. Delegate!

It’s tempting to do something yourself when you think you can do it faster and better. But consider the long term – delegation now will save time in the future, and if done appropriately can motivate your staff, boost their confidence and help them develop their skills.

4. Schedule time

Literally write an appointment in your work planner (you do have one of those, don’t you?) to set aside a realistic block of time for your priority actions. This reduces anxiety over not having enough time and keeps you focused.

5. Create Supportive Systems

This includes systems for filing, management information, white boards, mobile planner etc. which will keep reminding you about your goals. It also means creating and setting up right environment to achieve your goals. For example, you can best achieve your fitness goals by going to gym or yoga classes rather than attempting to do it alone at home.

6. Learn to Say no!

Consider Jim Rohn’s suggestion. “Learn how to say no. Don’t let your mouth overload your back.” Always check your schedule before committing to anything new. Don’t allow others to divert you from your objectives. Example, if your colleague comes to talk to you in his free time, do not entertain that. He is free, you are not.

7. Take a reality check

Before plunging to any activity, ask yourself – Will your current activity have a positive outcome, or are you doing it to avoid something else? Ask yourself – will doing this take me towards my goal? As Peter F Drucker observed “There is nothing so useless as doing efficiently that which should not be done at all.”

8. Repeat your success

Remember the last time you went away on holiday, and how you got so much done in those few days before you left? What strategies and techniques did you employ that made you so effective and focused? Can you repeat them? Alternatively, imagine you are going away tomorrow and work through today accordingly.

9. Balance your life

All work and no play will make Jack a Dull boy.! It’s important to Formally schedule personal activities too, so you make time for family, friends, your health and fun because having a balanced life reduces stress and increases energy levels. Time management is really about life management!

10. End the day

At the end of the working day, tidy your desk, make notes about what needs doing tomorrow and priorities those tasks. You’ll worry less that evening and be prepared and focused the next morning.

Does this sound relatable and easy to practice?

It’s very easy to write our goals and be very motivated to achieve them initially. But it’s even more easy to get pulled away from our goals by many distractions in our lives. However, practicing these techniques can help you stay on the path of success and help you achieve your goals. Be aware of things that tends to meant for you, but in reality, its distracting you.

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