October 19th, 2008 | 16 Comments

How To Achieve Your Goals And Maintain Them

This is a guest post by Richael Neet

You have set your goals, done everything possible, put in endless amount of energy and resources but somehow you are not making any progress towards that golden mark. You are frustrated by the progress made, or the lack of any. Is the end of the world near for you? You wake up in the middle of the night and ask why?

Got no solutions? Well I have to tell you, there is a very simple solution to all your lack of progress!!! Yes there is…something known as CHANGE!!!

Did that word just throw you off your feet? CHANGE…what a dreaded word!!! You tell the world that you will never change your routine because you are comfortable with it. But just a second… goal fulfillment was never a comfortable journey. You need to change in order to achieve your goals…its simple as that.

Remember, the world changes as each second passes by. If you do not plan to change with the pace the environment is changing around you, you will be in for a surprise. Just for illustration, if you are keeping your schedule and appointments as you used to a decade ago, chances are that you would not find many well-wishers as time passes by. Other people’s timing and schedule might have changed, and they would find it extremely uncomfortable to accommodate your routines that are virtually OUTDATED! In other words, you simply do not fit in…

Let’s discuss another scenario. You have to make a presentation to a group who has a good deal of exposure to modern tools. If you try to present your documents typewritten on a typewriter when tools exist which you can utilize to increase efficiency and productivity, other people would find it rather silly. And there you …wanting to sink in the earth when eyes stare at you in disbelief of your lack of change.

Now enough with the lecture, what is the solution?

Review the methods you’re implementing to reach your goals. The methods may be meant to propel you on the path to goal fulfillment, but no necessary achieve the goal. Look at the difference… these methods may create the path, but not achieve the ultimate aim!

So what can you do?

Just tweak and adjust the methods and activities. Give it a thought. Ask yourself…if I implement this methods just a little differently, what end results would it bring? In fact, tweaking the goals will actually (in most cases) bring a new sense of excitement and concentration. Monotony will be eliminated as you approach the problem from a different angle until you finally succeed.

If achieving a particular goal has no meaning left for you, maybe it’s time to rethink and reevaluate it. Is this goal really important for you now, or should you adjust it so that you can better focus on it. If your goal is losing weight, think again! Is this a feasible aim? Or a better goal would be cut down on sugar, calories and fat by a third. In my opinion, the latter would be more feasible. And guess what, if you manage to cut down on calories, sugar and fat you would achieve your ultimate goal, which is losing weight…

Never say quit!

Yes, have a never say die attitude! Delaying, making up excuses and leaving things for later will only spoil your will power. Make efforts to carry out your activates that facilitate in your goals. If you missed that morning jog session, compensate for it. Take stairs instead of a lift. Use your lunch break to walk to the nearest cafeteria, instead of driving or hiring a cab. Schedule a jogging session in the afternoon. Simple rule of thumb…Work towards your goal and you will achieve it.

This is a guest post by Richael Neet

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16 Responses to “How To Achieve Your Goals And Maintain Them”

  1. Lisa says:

    A great post, change is the only thing that is permanent.
    Will follow FWC and hope to read more of your posts on Let’s Sermo.

  2. Kill Weight says:

    Never say quit. I 100% agree with that :)
    Keep up the good work.

  3. Richael Neet says:

    Thanks for the comments Lisa and Kill Weight. Goals achievement needs constant input in order to have any effect. Many people give up within a few days, never realizing a bit more effort would show drastic improvements in their quest.

    Richael Neets last blog post..Iran’s nuclear ambition is World War III in motion

  4. Raja says:

    Its a great article :)
    Keep it up.

  5. Farrhad says:

    As said above this is a great article :)
    Richael has now joined Let’s Sermo as an author….so you will be seeing him as a author and not just guest posting :)

  6. Ikki says:

    Awesome post :) People fear change because changing often implies facing unknown problems. It’s part of our nature – we fear the unknown.

    Ikkis last blog post..How To Make your Blog more less Appealing to your Readers, Part I: Breaking Trust

  7. Farrhad says:

    Ikki, you are so right! {as always :p }

  8. Richael Neet says:

    I have seen people around me losing hope everyday, giving up their destiny because it is a “sour grape”. What more… when someone comes forward as a mentor and living testimony of success through change, they are discounted as nothing but lies!!! I am sorry to tell you this happens in my own family. When the recent story about Manuel Uribe (the world’s heaviest man) on his quest to shed off incredible amounts of weight came to light, one of my family members branded it as a “pack of lies”. They could not believe, or I say, do not want to believe that something of this magnitude is achievable. When I showed them the actual evidence of Uribe’s progress, they were dumbfounded.

    This is the main point. People do not favor change (of course generally speaking) and when encountered a source of inspiration, they fail to comprehend it.

    Richael Neets last blog post..Iran’s nuclear ambition is World War III in motion

  9. Farrhad says:

    Richael, your first post has got some great response. Hope to see more posts from you :)

  10. wiehanne says:

    Agree, we need to change ourselves instead of waiting for the world and people around us to change.

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  12. Yes, you are right, one have to be consistent, never give up attitude to bundle up your goals, and then bring them toward success.

    Very nice post and info you have shared with us.

  13. andy says:

    i’m very glad here and read articles.i’ll visit again.
    thank you

  14. Ryan says:

    I think people often fail to achieve their goals because they do not visualise them clearly enough and because they are too quick to give up.

    If you don’t know what you want, how can you pursue it. So you want to be successful? That’s not good enough; what do you want to be successful at? The more details you can fill in, the more subgoals you can set, the smaller the tasks will be and the easier they will be to achieve. These small milestones will reinforce your ability to achieve your goals and self belief and will keep you going, meaning you are less likely to give up.

    Also, share your goals. Talk about them, network and use ideas (as long as it upsets no-one and makes your job easier). There’s no harm in asking for help.

  15. Rohit says:

    Great post :-)
    One of the best articles on ‘goals’.

  16. used tires says:

    Its important to change your strategy, change your angle if its not working. Many people are afraid of change but progress will not be achieved if things are always left to old ways. Sometimes people give up when things aren’t going there way, when things aren’t working. Its important to keep on going, change up your routine… just don’t quit after your first strategy fails

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