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How to achieve your goals in 5 easy steps? Continue reading to uncover some amazing 5 tips I’ve put together for you.

Sometimes life is all about achieving your goals, either they are big or small. You can’t deny the importance of the things you thrive for and wish for you to happen. After all, having a set of goals also improves your motivation.

Having the ambition to set your goals and then to start accomplishing them is quite hard to find. However, this whole process is important in the development of a human being.

Did you achieve your goals in 2020? Don’t feel bad if you couldn’t. 2020 was a harsh year for everyone with lots of ups and downs, mostly downs to be fair. There’s no shame you didn’t get to achieve the goals you’ve set for the year, you aren’t the only one. After all, here comes my part in the equation. I wrote this blog in order to help you start achieving your goals and to increase your confidence. Are you ready to start working on the best version of yourself? Here’s for a new begging! 🙂

1. Set your goals straight

The first step in order to achieve your goals is to set them straight. Choose goals that inspire you and that will make a visible difference in your lifestyle. Take all the time you need and realise which are your aspirations in life. The goals you chose will define a noticeable part of yourself.

However, you shouldn’t follow the crowd and believe that what’s best for the people around you is also the best for yourself. As I repeatedly said, you are unique in this world. Therefore, you are the only one who has the power to establish what’s best for yourself.

The goals you are going to set don’t have to be big and crucial, for example if you’re not feeling quite happy at the moment one of your goals can be to increase this feeling of well-being. Therefore, one of your goals can be to start smiling more everyday. As unimportant as it might sound, the little things in life such as smiling are the ones that define our state of mind each day.

2. “Aim high, start low, celebrate and keep going”

I can hardly remember where I’ve first seen this quote, but I find it so inspirational. It is important for you to aim high. Perfection will always be unreachable, however you can always work on improving yourself. Therefore, aiming high will not only give you something to work for, but will help in developing yourself as well. Bold goals will help you reach your full potential and will make you upgrade at every step forward. That’s why I believe in them so much.

However, you have to take your journey step by step. Start from the lowest point of your goal and take it easy. You don’t want to rush things out and to feel like you’re running a marathon. There’s no competition in achieving your goals, that’s why you can take all the time that you need.

After you’ve reached your goal, don’t forget to celebrate. You made it and you deserve a good round of applause! But don’t stop there, set another goal and keep going! Actually, this is how life should work in order to always keep yourself motivated and excited for what’s about to happen next.

3. Confidence is key

Being confident is one big step in achieving your goals. After all, how could you ever make it if even you don’t trust yourself?

Maintaining a strong and positive mindset will help you a lot in your journey of achieving success. Believe it or not, you will never make it if you don’t trust your instincts and your skills. Therefore, confidence will help you throughout this ride you’ve got on. First of all, during this tangled adventure you’ll sometimes encounter bumps and without confidence you won’t be able to move forward.

A great tip I have for you in order to increase your confidence is to start reading at least one inspirational quote every morning. If you start your day with a positive mindset and you continue telling yourself you are good enough, you are going to increase your confidence for sure.

4. Set up your priorities

In order for you to achieve your goals you’ll have to set up your priorities. The hours in a day are limited and knowing how to plan your day will help you a lot in order to be successful. Therefore, you have to get rid of some unimportant tasks and to start focusing more on yourself. As harsh as it may sound, learning how to say no will also improve your time management through this journey.

For example, if a friend asks for a favour and you don’t feel like doing it, moreover if you could do something good for yourself at that moment, gracefully deny its proposal. As I said before, time is crucial in achieving your goals. During the daytime you’ll have to do your job right, spend time with your loved ones and also focus on your well-being.

Before you add something new to your schedule, first ask yourself if you have the time for your priorities, only after that you should accept the proposal!

5. Track your progress

It is important to always know how far you’ve come. In order to keep track of your progress you can start a diary where you can write down all of your completed steps, your ups and your downs. Therefore, the next time you might want to abandon your goal, first check how much you actually did. Keeping this type of diary is actually quite motivational and also inspiring for your future self. When you feel down, just take a look! I promise you’ll be so proud of yourself and of your hard work that you won’t give up!

Moreover, another benefit from tracking your progress is the feeling of happiness you’ll get once you write down another thing you successfully accomplished. So satisfying!

All things considered, achieving your goals isn’t hard as long as you don’t stop believing in yourself! Work for the things you thrive for and achieve success in no time! What’s your piece of advice in achieving goals?

Happy New Year to you! Was your slide into 2020 so happy that you ended up with a major hangover on the first day of the year? Probably that’s how most of us would describe it, so you’re not entirely alone. You probably didn’t feel like writing up your goals for 2020 yesterday either, but today is new bright (and better) day! You might be looking at your screen thinking that new years resolutions are a boring cliche on people’s lips now, but they’ll forget them in two week’s time.

That might happen to you as well if you don’t set your goals for the New Year properly. On this fabulous and probably frosted second of January day, we’re coming up with New Year’s Resolutions and I’m teaching you exactly how to set goals for 2020 that will actually come true.

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You’re probably so caught up in the day to day life including going to work, coming home and dealing with household tasks, perhaps also managing side projects as well that you don’t have time to even consider your life goals. In how many instances did you ask yourself these questions: Am I happy with my life? Am I in love with my job? Am I satisfied with my relationships? Am I as healthy as I should be? Allow me to guess here, not too often. Before we explain more, try to find new ways of dealing with stress. There are various reasons why you plan everything else to a T, but your own life. Number one is time. Ah, time is so precious, so appreciate it more and make the most out of it when you have it. It’s a luxury nowadays. Another very plausible reason can be fear. We don’t want to see plans on paper because we feel a certain pressure to achieve them. However, the latter can only happen if you’re wrongly setting your goals. Let’s have a look at how to set goals for 2020 and watch them come true during the year.

Focus on a maximum of 5 areas of life improvement

As busy individuals we tend to forget to focus in detail on various areas of our lives. You might put your career on the first plan and make sacrifices that sometimes are unjustified such as working late nights or looking at emails during weekends (emergencies excluded here). What you might not realise is that your wellbeing will be affected in the long term, because by working longer hours you push your bed time and become sleep deprived. By becoming sleep deprived, you’ll start craving more sugar and become unhealthy. You also allocate less time to your leisure activities which are as important. I’m also guilty of not engaging in leisure activities because I prioritise my side projects, but I ensure to always keep a balance.

To avoid that unhappy life scenario, how are you then going to set your goals for 2020 that will actually come true?

Focus on a maximum of 5 areas of improvement in your life. These can be:

  • Health
  • Relationships (all kind)
  • Career
  • Lifestyle
  • Wealth

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Pick just 3 main goals in each area

After you’ve decided on your areas of life improvement, you have to pick just 3 main goals in each area. Keep it simple. Your goal plan for 2020 doesn’t have to look and (God forbid) feel daunting at all. I can give you some ideas below on some areas, but you can add up all areas and complete yours with 3 goals per area:

  • Career

Goal 1: Develop an expert knowledge in Social Media Management

  • Lifestyle

Goal 1: Be able to work more flexibly and attend the Wednesday evening football training

  • Wealth

Goal 1: Increase my earnings by 30-40% by 2021

Write up the actions you need to reach your goal

Now that you have established your three goals for each area, don’t forget to write up the actions you need to undertake for setting your goals for 2020 that will actually come true.

Area: Career

Goal: Develop an expert knowledge in Social Media Management

Action: Spend time daily / weekly on LinkedIn Courses, YouTube tutorials, reading well reviewed books on the subject, overshadowing someone at work in the social media team.

Area: Lifestyle

Goal: Be able to work more flexibly and attend the Wednesday evening football training

Action:  If you’re employed by a company, see what flexible working options you have available and discuss the importance for your wellbeing to practice this sport; if you’re working for yourself, make sure you free up your schedule during the time and keep them in your diary like they are business meetings.

Area: Wealth

Goal: Increase my earnings by 30-40% by 2021

Action: Attend masterclasses on different income streams (add the exact masterclass & price here), negotiate a raise (add your plan), invest money (add your research) start up a business (although this is not a get money fast option, just do it for the right reasons and it will pay off in the long term). Your options are endless, you just need to do a lot of research and it will happen for you.

Take baby steps into achieving your goals – no need to go at full speed now

It’s amazing to dream big, but remember to plan in years and action in months and days. Dreams don’t work until you don’t, but keep it realistic. Go as detailed as deciding how much time you have available per week for working on your goals. Include your weekends as well; they’re no longer there for free time only because quite frankly if you want something badly, you need to do some sacrifices here.

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How will you measure your success?

Your success matters and it’s important to find specific ways of measuring it. If you’ve included courses in your plan, mark your completion and the information you’ve just learnt as your success. I would say, also mark your implementation of what you’ve learnt as a greater success. Follow this technique and you’ll have no problem of keeping track of your goals and making them come true.

But that’s not everything, because I want you to have an amazing 2020, I created this New Year’s Resolutions How to set goals for 2020 That will Actually Come True

TEMPLATE where you can easily fill in everything you’ve just went through in today’s article. Download it today, totally for FREE here and get working on your dreams. 

Have a fabulous year ahead,

Andrada, NotAGirlyGal