Five Simple Things You Can Do to Achieve Your Goals in Life

 Take decisive actions and watch your efforts explode into a success


We all have our desired goals in life, whether it is acquiring a certain useful skill, starting a business or beginning a new relationship. However, most people get flustered when their expectations don't quickly materialize into realities. They either turn to blaming others for their misfortunes or mislead themselves into giving up on their dreams, no matter how grand and admirable they are. If you are in such a situation, you may want to consider employing the following five tactics for accomplishing whatever goals you may have:

(i) Taking small steps: Sometimes the sizes of your desired goals and the series of steps required to achieve them may seem too daunting or overwhelming. Instead of running away from pursuing your dreams, break down the required procedures into smaller and simpler steps. Lao Lzu said, "the journey of a thousand miles begin with a step." A little achievement here and there adds up to something significant in the long run. Considering the enormous size of your dream may scare you greatly, but if you see it as a combination of small processes (steps), that will encourage you to jump right into it without any fear or trepidation.

(ii) Taking an action:  It is not enough to just simplify the entire process, you must take a systematic action to get things done. It must be an immediate and decisive one. People are sometimes advised to take "massive actions" to be successful, but if you are unable to do so, just make sure you are doing something. Think about this practical analogy: A house is not built in a single day, all of a sudden, but it is erected by deliberately  placing one block upon the other. You can methodically build your dream in the same way. Make sure that every action you are taking has direct impact on the journey towards the actualization of your goals.

(iii) Taking risks: Understand that living in a comfort zone will, undoubtedly, slow down your creativity and personal/professional development. This is because comfort zones are places of negligible or zero risks. And without taking some calculated risks, development or improvement is possibly not the status quo. Put simply: You'll remain in the same position for the rest of your life or experience the same level of success throughout your time on Earth.  

(iv) Embracing change: The only thing that brings a new achievement in whatever we do is change. This may begin right in our minds--we can transform our perspectives about things by changing the way we think. We need to embrace a new mindset in order to live a different kind of lifestyle, because our old lifestyles cannot guarantee a new approach to living. To win, we must first of all recreate it in our minds. When we have adopted a new mindset, we'll be able to chart a new course of life for ourselves, which may include taking calculated risks and becoming active and alive in all our life processes.

(v) Believing in yourself: Your own very first fan should be yourself. No one around you will go to any length of believing or investing in you if your life is riddled with self-doubts. If you exude strong confidence in your ability to achieve anything in life, people will naturally catch that message and put their trust in your capability. Believing in oneself is not the same thing as being stupidly arrogant; it entails presenting the strongest aspect of your character to withstand whatever things life thrown at you.