Reach Your Goals Faster By Taking These 5 Actions
By Niels Reib,
Co-Founder of Masterminds Denmark
Want 5 actions that will help you reach your goals faster?
Setting goals can be tricky. Usually, when we set goals, we are feeling super optimistic and motivated from the get-go and have the drive to get started, but then, what happens 2, 5, or 8 weeks into it?
No matter if you’re a career-driven employee or an entrepreneur, having a group of people around you to help reach your goals are invaluable and can help 10x your personal and professional growth.
At Masterminds Denmark we strive to provide you with the best opportunities to thrive in your career or business by matching you with the right like-minded people who will help you reach your career or business goals.
1/ Write Down Your Goals
Research done by Dr. Gail Matthews shows that writing down your goals will increase your chances of reaching them by a massive 42%.
Putting pen to paper is a very effective way to create a deeper connection and clarity on your goals. When you write your career goals down, you also want to add WHY it’s essential for you to reach them and WHAT difference it’ll make to you once you achieve it.
Connecting to your goals like that will help you stay committed them when you face challenges along the way.
2/ Plan, Prioritized, And Commit
You need to be intentional about it if you’re going to reach your goals. Block out time in your calendar to work towards your goals and stick to it. Don’t let other less important things get in the way of you moving forward and reaching the goals that will enhance your career or business opportunities.
Once you’ve written your concrete and specific goals either on paper, your phone or computer, it’s time to set your goal line. When do you want to achieve your particular career or business goal? Set up a reasonable and realistic timeline that include milestones, and the tasks you need to do, to reach your goal in time.
3/ Track Your Progress
Tracking your progress towards your goals serves you in many ways.
It not only helps you stay on top of what you need to do to push through reaching your goals, but it can also serve as your number one motivator to keep pushing and taking action when you see the progress you’ve already made towards your goals.
Spend time once a week to review your progress towards your goals. Reflect on how the past week’s work towards your goals was and adjust if necessary for the coming week’s goal schedule.
4/ The ‘If – Then’ Strategy
I bet you can mention a few obstacles, that could be in the way of reaching some of your career goals. But what if you by doing a few things, would eliminate those obstacles when they show up. How likely would it be for you to reach your goals?
When you set your goals, prepare for the obstacles you know will show up.
One of the best ways you can prepare for the obstacles you know might come your way, is to tackle it with an if-then strategy. It’s relatively simple but beneficial.
All you have to do is to write all the scenarios you can think of, that might throw you off track in reaching your goals. Then, if these scenarios happen, you write down the action you need to take to get back on track.
If my schedule changes because of an emergency or other urgent matters, then I’ll stay up later, or get up earlier, to get the work done.
5/ Get Accountability
The best thing you can do that will help you reach your goals faster is to get one or more accountability partners to keep you accountable to the actions you need to take to reach your goals.
Accountability can come in different shapes and forms, such as calling a friend telling her or him about the goals you want to achieve or get a group of accountability partners who won’t let you off as easy as an old friend might.
Being part of a mastermind group can do the trick, here you get paired with people you don’t know, but all want to the same as you, like reaching their goals faster or grow faster personally or professionally through the accountablitly a mastermind group provides.
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