How To Set And Achieve Your Impossible Goals

leadership mindset and goals personal development Aug 05, 2022

People who set goals are more successful. Most people who have achieved great success, including wealth, celebrity status, or recognition, will tell you that having goals contributed significantly to the level of success they have achieved. Here are five tips on how to set and achieve your impossible goals

Begin with the end in mind

This phase is where you dream, imagine, and visualize what you want your life to look like in the long term. It is your vision - a mental picture of the future you hope to create. As you do this, engage your senses in the visioning process. Once you have conceptualized what the "end" looks like, your next step is to mentally return to the "present" and create a plan to get you there. 

Set goals that stretch you

Once you have a vision of your life and future, the next step is to create a list of concrete goals. If your vision consists of being an entrepreneur, one of your goals might be to start your own company. One of the main reasons for setting goals is to grow you into a better person. Moreover, you need to set goals that stretch you. Furthermore, if the goal doesn't scare you, it's not big enough. As former professional basketball player Julius Erving puts it, your "goals determine what you're going to be." 

Prioritize your goals

You can't do everything, but you can do something. Hence, you need to write down all your goals and then check two or three that you consider most significant. Next, ask yourself which of these will create the biggest impact. Which of these are relevant to the vision? Though you may have several goals that seem important, a few are more urgent and require your immediate attention. Identify them and give them your complete attention.

Create an action plan

An action plan generally answers the question, "what is the work to be done?" This activity is about identifying and listing the tasks necessary to meet your individual goals. The formula for creating an action plan includes a description of the work to be done, plus the date for its completion.

Take consistent action

Plans don't work unless people do. There is no easy route to success. To achieve your goal, you have to take consistent action towards your goal every day. Review your progress to see if you are on track and adjust your strategies where necessary.

Remember, people who have written goals heighten their chances of success. Hence, setting goals and persistently pursuing them can make a big difference between success and failure. So, beginning today, may the goals you set provide you with the life you want.