My Top 15 Secrets to Achieve a Goal:
What is your goal? So, you want to lose weight… how much? You want to improve your relationships… in what ways? You want to earn more…how much? If you are not sure, start with a blank sheet of paper and brainstorm. Let it be a work in progress. But keep working at it until you are clear on what you are moving towards.
Clarity breeds mastery. – Robin Sharma
Knowing why we want this is a helpful add-on to secret #1. It asks the questions the subconscious mind may have and helps overcome hang-ups and limiting beliefs.
I manifest and achieve goals with this simple trick: I visualise myself having already achieved the goal. Get excited about it. Get into the feeling of actually celebrating that – yes… I have done it! It’s so much fun, and helps give your brain the picture of what it’s like to have done this rather than striving towards it all the time. I also combine this with Energy EFT. See further down the page for a video of Energy EFT for achieving goals.
Write in a daily planner. At the beginning of each day, weekends included, write a plan of what you would like to get from the day, and what you want to get done. This does not mean you become a workaholic and never rest. Quite the contrary. You can schedule in leisure and fun stuff too. But when you write it in, it gives you a sense of structure.
Often ask yourself, ‘why am I doing this?’ This gives you the chance to question tasks which you may do out of habit but that may not be moving you towards your goal.
Think twice before sharing your goal with others.
According to prosperity expert Marilyn Jenett, “loose lips sink ships,” and we should keep some things to ourselves. Sometimes it’s fun to share our goals, and sometimes it can lead to procrastination; just talking about doing things but not taking action. Also, people can put us off by giving well-meaning advice.
Celebrate the steps.
If it’s a big goal, break it up into smaller steps and celebrate along the way. Value your progress, just as you would like a boss or manager to do.
Appreciate what you have already achieved in your life.
Some people seem to be addicted to chasing the horizon, which gets further away with each step they take. We don’t know how long we have on this earth; make sure your happiness and contentment are not being postponed all the time.
Put yourself in the shoes of someone you admire.
If you are wondering how to approach something connected to your goal, ask yourself, ‘what would so-and-so do?’
Clear your energy around your goal.
Do you struggle to get motivated and focused or wonder if you are ever going to achieve your goal? Try tapping along with me on this video and see if you can bring your energy up the scale:
Watch your words.
Use the word ‘when’ rather than ‘if’ when speaking about your goal, even in your head. Any doubting, self-critical words that are not supportive of your absolute faith in your ability to do this can be flushed out. Learn to listen to yourself.
Go within, ask, and listen, to your intuition. You may need some guidance from your higher self or team of spiritual helpers about how to proceed. Ask, and the doors shall open.
Use a vision board to represent your goals or have your goal written in different places where you will see it. Speak about it in the present tense as though you have already achieved it, e.g.: ‘I am so proud of myself because I have achieved…’
Break it down.
Some goals need to be broken down so that you don’t get overwhelmed. If you are decluttering your house, for example, avoid overwhelm by doing strict 45-minute bursts of work, so that you don’t have to, say, clean the entire attic all in one go.
A bird in the hand is better than two in the bush.
Having more than one goal is not greedy, it’s just that you are an awesome-seeker, and that’s great. But if you find that you are getting scattered, or not achieving any of them then maybe you need to break it down a little. One first, then the next, and so on. Try it both ways and see what works.