Everything we do has a development and a result.
The gap between the start and the end needs to be filled in order to complete goals.
This process can be simplified if you plug in these seven keys described below:
1. Specify One Key Goal
The word here is specification, not diversification.
Before you head on to anything, you must first know exactly what you are trying to achieve, what you are trying to get.
The problem most people face is to set a goal that isn’t too general or too specific, meaning this one key goal you have must always be applicable to your work.
2. Stop Dreaming, Get Real
The first step to achieving your dream is to wake up.
Get realistic about your goal; is it really possible as of your current situation? Are you really capable of doing such things? What’s the purpose? Is it useful, or pointless?
Ask yourself these questions before proceeding.
3. Start Doing, Literally
You need to understand that inactivity equals zero production.
I believe this is the difficult part to most people – the first step towards getting to your goal.
Problem is, most people can finish planning everything, prepare to near-perfect, then hesitation becomes the biggest enemy. The first step is the most critical of all.
By initating the process, it makes sure you are like a train on a track that can’t go backwards but only forward.
4. Visualize Process, Not Outcome
Care about the producing not the will-be-produced.
Visualizing your outcome means that you are thinking of a biased imaginary result, plus not getting anything done, which is equivalent to dreaming.
If you have to dream, dream usefully. How? The process of getting to your goal.
For example, pretend your goal is to complete an essay, you can visualize the outline, how you are going to get your points, not what your finished essay is going to look like.
Now comes the practial part of working towards your goal, the most important thing is to stay focused.
A few tips in general is that you should try to remove all possible distractions; no multitasking; no excuses; no slacking off.
Every once in a while, I prefer a short period of meditation in a silent environment, with eyes closed, it forces you to focus on what you have to think.
The skill you need here is self-awareness, not of what you are, but of what you are doing. Remember to be constantly alert of your actions, or inactions.
6. Prevent Procrastination.
Pushing your schedule around doesn’t do you any good.
Here are some ideas:
- setting due dates, deadlines, schedules
- telling your goal to others so that your promise forces you to start work
- work with people in the same niche so that peer pressure is in effect.
Sometimes it is hard to follow a schedule because unexpected things pop up in our lives, thus forcing you to push your due dates or routine off by a couple.
The law here is, you cannot skip anything more than two times, trust me, don’t defy it.
7. Failure = Success
My mindset: failure is a part of the ladder that you climb towards success – the path towards the completion of your goal.
If you make mistakes, that’s fine as long as it wasn’t deliberate. Understand that every mistake you come across gives you experience, and once a particular amount of experiences pile up, you succeed.
Failing is one of our deepest worries, but to understand that worrying is usless, it takes skill.
Ask yourself: if today was your last day, what would you do?
Then do it.