Goal Setting: Habits of Successful People


Setting goals is vital  for success. You must know what you want and create a plan to obtain it. For example, if your goal is to go to Harvard one day, you will need to come up with a plan on how to get into Harvard. You will need to make sure you study hard in High School to get good grades, get involved in extracurricular activities on campus and get a high score on the SAT ( just a few things you will need to reach that goal). Statistics show that 62 percent of successful people focus on their goals every day until they reach it. They know what they want, and they go after it. Follow the tips in this post for setting goals and find success.

Tips on achieving Goal(s):

  • Visualize What you want: Sometimes seeing what you want visually will help motivate you to work harder to get it. For example, create a visual board.
  • Set Smart Goals:

         Specific-your goal(s) must be detailed and clear

        Measurable-Make sure you set dates, time, etc. to measure how much you have accomplished and how much    further you have to go to obtain your end result.

       Attainable- Aim for goals you know you will be able to achieve.

       Relevant- Make sure they are relevant to the direction you want your life to go in.

       Time-Have a deadline.This will help you plan better and accomplish what you want faster.

  •   Make an action plan- Write down the steps you need to take to reach your goal(s). Cross out each step as you complete them.
  • Stick with it- Don’t give up on your goal(s).

In order to be successful, you must know what you want  out life, which is why goals are very important. You must set goals and have a detailed plan on how you will accomplish them. Lastly, don’t let fear get in the way of your success. If you want something go after it.


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