Personal Development

Seven Principles for Goal Setting

Written by Dia Thabet

Do you have goals that you want to achieve? Do you set goals in your life?

Most of us want to be successful, however, the majority do not set goals at all and do not know what they want in life, so they end up not achieving much. Studies show that people who set goals achieve ten times more than the people who don’t have any goals in their lives.

7_principles_for_goal_settingTo help you become successful and to achieve your goals, follow the below steps:

1. Specify what you want clearly-

Your goal has to be clear and specific. To get to a certain place, you first have to know where you are headed exactly.

2. Your goal has to be realistic and achievable-

Can you imagine yourself sitting down and saying you want a million dollar by tomorrow without doing anything to get it? Can you imagine yourself winning the lottery without first buying the ticket? This would be illogical and unrealistic, despite the fact that you have specified clearly what you want. Always make sure that your goal is realistic after your specify your goal.

3. You should have a burning desire-

How can you achieve your goal if you don’t have strong burning desire to get it? When you set your goal, you should have a strong desire to achieve it and that no one can stop you.

4. Visualize and live your goal-

When you define your goal, try to see all the details and visualize yourself living it as often as you can. Visualization is very crucial and has powerful effects. Napoleon Hill says, “What the mind can conceive, and believe, the mind can achieve,” so make sure you spend some time daily focusing and visualizing your goal as if it is happening already.

5. Write down your goal-

Studies show that written goals on a piece of paper are stronger than goals that are only in the mind. Studies also show that those who wrote their goals down have accomplished a lot more than those who did not write their goals, so get into the habit of writing your goals down.

6. Specify time frame-

Can you imaging a swimming competition or a football match that does not have a specific time? You have always to specify the date of when you want to accomplish your goal. The time frame has to be realistic and based on your abilities.

7. Take action-

Now it is time to take action. The first step is usually hard, but once you take the first step, you will get used to it. Learn to take the first step without hesitation or delay.

“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.”

Kahlil Gibran

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Dia Thabet

My name is Dia Thabet, the owner of  , and personal growth coach and consultant. My goal is to help everyone in someway to achieve whatever they want and desire. I wrote my first book  "The Ultimate guide to Achieve your Goals" and planning to write more soon