How to Achieve Goals Step 1 - Make sure you have a CLEAR goal.
It's critical that you're clear of where you're going. Write it down. Get your pen in hand, and write down one or more (could be several) goals you would like to achieve by the end of the year. Can't think of anything? That's your first problem!
Many of us don't have a clue what we want because we won't allow ourselves to dream. We're held back by thoughts given to us at an early age, and those thoughts are "stuck" in our subconscious minds.
"Money doesn't grow on trees you know"... we hear it, we remember it, we believe it. And, although money doesn't grow on trees, it is abundant and ready to come your way just as soon as you let go of your limiting beliefs.
Be sure to make your goal specific... the more specific, the better. If you say, "I'd like more money", what is that? Would an extra dollar bill make you feel warm and fuzzy? You're worth more... state out EXACTLY what you want and when you want it.
How to Achieve Goals Step 2 - Put you focus on others.
Give freely - not to get, but to become a better person. Focusing on yourself will limit your abundance.
Once you have your goal written out - read it daily and then let it go. Instead of "trying so hard" by working to achieve your goals, put your focus on others.
"The way to achieve your goals is to help other people get what they want first"... Zig Zigler
When you put your focus on others, something very interesting happens: You not only get what you want, but more than you thought was even possible! This is also the key to happiness, with the assumption that attaining extreme wealth is a goal for you. People who have achieved financial success but have no deep personal relationships tend to become dissatisfied fast with their lives.
But if you have built relationships with those around you as you help the people you care about get what they want, your life becomes very gratifying.
How to Achieve Goals Step 3 - Gratitude
And that leads us to step 3 - gratitude. Next to love, gratitude is the highest level of vibration on the "Secret" scale (based on Rhonda Byrne's book, "The Secret").
If you're not familiar with "The Secret", our emotions emit vibrations, and higher vibrations are likely to bring us more of what we want, based on quantum physics.
The reason why gratitude brings such high vibrations is that it's impossible to feel true gratitude for anything without bringing about a feeling a joy. That pure feeling of joy is exactly what you're looking for!
It's important here to point out that you can't just force yourself to feel gratitude for the purpose of getting what you want. It's really all about putting the focus on others. Remember what Zig Zigler said? "Help others get what THEY want FIRST"... and that's the conundrum. Most people will want to satisfy their own needs and wants first. But when you can put your own needs aside and really put your focus on others, that's when the magic happens.
How to Achieve Goals Step 4 - Unwavering faith
Most of us lead our lives as we plow through worry, doubt and fear.
This is probably the most important step towards achieving your goals. Remember the "Secret scale" and the vibration effect that gratitude has? Worry is at the other end! Worry is a type of fear. If you're worried about anything, you're being fearful about a possible outcome. And, fear is at the BOTTOM of the scale - even below hate!
If you're worried about paying bills, setup a repayment plan and don't focus on it.
If you're worried about keeping your job or finding a new one, try focusing on what to do to help possible employers in your area. I once knew a man who found his dream job by volunteering his time with the owner of a small business. This not only gave him the job, but ultimately gave him the highest rank in that position... and, years later, handed the business to him!