(First off, whose goals are they? If there’s a “should” attached or it fills you with dread or fear or anxiety- it’s a good indicator it’s someone else’s goal and not yours. If it’s not yours, get rid of it!)

1) Write them down! Statistics show people who write down their goals have over an 80% higher success rate of achieving them. Start a Goals journal. Make sure they are SMART goals- specific, measurable, achievable, results-oriented and time-limited.

2) Create a plan made of small doable steps to get you where you want to be, with timelines. Review your plan monthly.

3) Write down your compelling reason for wanting the goal. Write it with passion, with feeling, with energy, so you are really clear on why getting the goal is important to you. Your compelling reason will keep you focussed on why you want the goal.

4) Create 3 to 5 believable positive power statements that will keep you on track. Make them juicy enough to excite you and keep you motivated. Use the present tense.

5) Visualize what it is like having achieved your goal.
Visualize you are living it- taste it, feel it, smell it, see it, revel in it.

6) Start a daily routine. Each morning review your goals, your compelling reasons and say aloud your powerful positive statements. Visualize your goal already obtained. Write out one step you can take today to achieve your goal. Then do it! No excuses- make your goal a priority! Repeat your power statements throughout the day.

7) Replace negative self-talk/beliefs with life-enhancing ones. Know that you are the creator of your thoughts and beliefs, and choose ones that are life-enhancing rather than limiting.

8) Journal daily- your thoughts, emotions, barriers, possible solutions/alternatives, daily successes, your gratitudes. Journaling is a great tool to work through issues, come up with solutions and look at alternatives, and is another way to reinforce the successes you've obtained in your day.

9) Enlist support to keep you accountable! Find a buddy, join a group, hire a coach. Make sure your buddy is in tune with your goal, and will support you in a positive way.

10) Celebrate your successes! Set up small milestones in your journey, and when you reach them, celebrate! And at the end, celebrate some more!

Author's Bio: 

Norma Reid is the owner of From Dreams to Reality Success Coaching. She is passionate about helping others realize their potential, making their professional and personal dreams a reality. Norma values life long learning, living life authentically and fully, making a contribution and having loving connections. She believes to live fully and passionately one must be balanced spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally. For further information, go to http://fromdreamstoreality.ca