"Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan."
-Tom Landry

Goals are not easy to accomplish, they require consistency along with determination. A person plans to achieve various goals in his life but journey towards the destination could be challenging and demanding. The most obvious demands are devotional effort and steadfastness.
Goals can be categorized into personal or professional goals. Furthermore, these goals can be short term or long term depending upon the nature of the goal. Short term goals are comparatively easy to achieve as compared to long term goals. Short term goals can be a day long or few weeks long, it can be even as short as to finish a chapter of a book. A short term goal is a subset of a long term while on the other hand long term goals could be 6 months long, a yearlong or even it could be lifetime long. Normally the problem comes within long term goals as when we set a goal we feel enthusiastic about it and with time we start losing enthusiasm and motivation that drives us toward our own goal. The reason for this could be life events that interrupt the routine so in such scenario one should be aware of the key tactics how to deal with the obstacles and boost up his motivation and determination in your way towards destination. On this point I remind of one of the nice quotes by Jimmy Dean.
"I can't change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination."
These are the following ways that you can adopt to keep your motivation level constant leaving you stick to your own goals.

Writing your Goals:
By writing down your goal on a piece of paper and pasting it on your wall or table where you can easily see that paper, boosts you up every day as it remind you of the destination in your daily routine task and help you not to stray away from your path.

Prioritize your Goals:
As you have list down your goals, it will be highly important to prioritize your goal and highlight them as it will serve as check points and help you to track your progress. One cannot reach his destination at once but these check points give you a flavor of success, and progress gives you inner feeling of moving ahead and going close to the destination.

Visualize Your Achievement:
As stated earlier, check points allow you to feel the pleasure of accomplishing and attaining own goals so with this feel you can imagine yourself at the door step of destination, for sure this feeling will be different and this imagination will motivate you and excite you for the consistent effort for attaining your goals.

Compare the worth of your actions:
Each and every action in way towards your goal is of vital importance. Whenever you feel your morale low think of the worth of your action for your goal as all the actions will compile to give you an output in the form of reality of own dreams.

Think of it casual but important:
Don’t put a burden on your daily routine by thinking of all the events extra rather consider it an integral part of your daily routine which is totally non optional. This is how you will be habitual of those daily events that are linked with the accomplishment of your own goals and it will be a bit easy for you to move on.

Don’t lose Confidence:
It happens! One faces a lot of hurdles and even failure in the struggle of achieving goals so one should not be disappointed and lose hope. Dealing with hurdles is an art and learning from the failure adds a lot to this art. Instead of disappointment one should remember this quote:
“Every successful person in the world is a hustler one way or another. We all hustle to get where we need to be. Only a fool would sit around and wait on another man to feed him.”

Read motivational Stories:
Sometimes, it is also beneficial to read real stories of people who struggled hard for their goals and got success. These stories are based on real facts so they inspire and motivate people for their own goals.

All in all, achieving your own goals has never been an easy task it always been tedious, regardless of the nature of the goal, a goal should be compelling enough to excite you. Time by time recalling the value of your goal in your life will prove to be helpful in uplifting your morale up to the extent that will require to make you successful in your efforts. Effort never goes wasteful it always bring fruitful result the only thing is the consistency as this is one most important thing that brings success.

Author's Bio: 

Zuhair Sharif is a digital marketer, writer, blogger and entrepreneur. He likes to write and develop educational and inspirational material to help bring value to other's lives.