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5 Goal Setting Tools

5 tools goals breakthrough trainingSo, you say you want to change. You want a fresh start. You’re ready to leave destructive behaviors behind to create a new beginning.

You’ll need powerful tools to change whether you want to start a new job, to open your own business, to create a new circle of positive friendships, or to get physically fit. I’ve helped thousands of people create the changes they desire.

Here are a few tools you can use to create what you want in your personal and business life:

1. Set fewer goals! Goal setting will help you achieve more but remember that over-commitments are for under-achievers. Success comes from not spreading yourself too thin. There are only so many hours in a given day, and there are unlimited amounts of opportunity as well.We can’t achieve everything yet we can achieve the things that are the most important to us. If you find that you are not able to achieve the things that you want, then it’s time to reduce the number of things you want to achieve. Focus on the goals that are the most important to you. Move forward on new goals only after you have achieved the ones you already set for yourself.

“You will become as small as your controlling desire: as great as your dominant aspiration.”

– HJames Allen

2. Write a contract with yourself. Contracts hold agreements intact.Write a contract with yourself describing what you are willing to do in order to achieve what you want. What actions will you take, what behaviors will you engage in to achieve your goal and by when? Sign your name and add the date. Have a witness do the same. Give this contract to someone who will hold you accountable to following through.

3. Don’t reinvent the wheel is a useful tool. Most inventions are slight improvements upon previous products or ideas. Car manufacturers are notorious for making slight improvements to previous models every year. Research what you want to achieve and find models you can learn from. Pick up a book, jump on the Internet, and talk with successful people. Grab paper and pen to record your findings. F. Scott Fitzgerald said, “Vitality shows not only in the ability to persist, but in the ability to start over.”

4. Realize that delays are not necessarily a denial. It would be nice if all of our goals were completed on time. Perseverance is often the difference between success and failure when it comes to achieving goals. Many people give up when they are only steps away from their goal. You should always work vigilantly toward completion dates, but avoid wallowing in discouraging thoughts if the target date is not met. Evaluate your delay and then keep chipping away at the stone.

“In union there is strength.”

– Aesop

5. Get help from others. Achieving goals can be overwhelming at times, so get some help when you need it. Using this tool will allow you to achieve your goals at a faster pace. Seeking the help from a professional can save you tons of time and energy, too. Employ the services of a good accountant, contractor, fitness trainer, lawyer, business coach, doctor, plumber, etc. Too many people attempt to do-it-themselves only to find that their performance is mediocre or less than adequate.

You have the power within you to change. You have the power to create whatever you want. The question is: “Will you use your power?” If so, use some of these practical tools to help you build whatever you want.

Best of success to you!