Hundreds of books, articles, and speakers share their insight on how you can become successful. You read and listen to them hoping that one day; we can say for certain that “I have reached my goals.” Although it seems so easy, many people still find themselves struggling and disappointed because they are going nowhere in their respective careers. Is it really that hard to be successful?
The answer is YES and NO. Yes, because there is a way to simplify the achievement of life goals and NO, because you need to put in a lot of effort to do it. What is this simple method of becoming successful?
Achieving goals is just like cooking, once you follow a recipe, you can whip up a meal. Applying the same principle in life, once you have everything in place, you can begin to work towards your goal.
Bear in mind that becoming successful is never easy. Once you realize your vision and write it down, be ready to do a lot of work.
Let’s say your goal is to establish your own business. The first thing you need to do is to decide what kind of business you want to have. Will you be selling products or are you going to offer professional services? You need to consider what your target market will be and how you will market your business to them.
Do you plan to establish a physical store so customers can come and buy your products or do you plan to build a website instead, so customers could just buy your goods online? By identifying the important elements that come into play when establishing a business, execution will be swift.
The next step is to break these elements down further. For the products or services you offer, you need to know how or where you can acquire them. If you’re selling a specific product, you need to find a supplier who can give you the best products at a reasonable price. You should specify when your supplier will deliver the goods to you and how much you should keep in stock in case someone places a large order. List down all the steps you need to take to stock up on products and get your business started.
Going after your goals without a well-laid out plan can be very risky. Writing it down will keep you from being overwhelmed to the point where you forget anything important. You can focus more on important things and keep yourself from getting distracted by tiresome tasks. When you list down all the things that’s important in whatever goal you have, you feel accountable to any problems. This causes you to work harder to achieve the desired results.
Writing your goal helps you to focus on the important things, when you don’t list them down, you won’t be able to track your progress. Very few people write down their goals. This is the reason why most people are left with feelings of failure and disappointment because they were unable to attain success.
by: Jeffrey Slayter