Monday, June 7, 2010

3 Ordinary Things That Will Help Us Achieve Our Goals

By Steven Magill

Achieving our life goals and ambitions are very important in the sense that accomplishing this leads to a measured sense of satisfaction and accomplishments, and if so desired, the material compensation of such success enables us to purchase goods or services that do gratify us. Here are some of the things that we may use or utilize in achieving our goals:

- Keep the goals achievable and measurable. Suppose one wants to be successful in a certain business. From the start, the focus is to acquaint oneself with that business. Keep things measurable in terms of years or amount of knowledge. For example, if one is in the advertising industry and would want to be the head creative writer, one should try to climb up that corporate ladder every 2 years or less. Either that or perhaps one should accumulate the number of successful accounts as years passed or awards given by the advertising industry. Keeping things measured is a good indicator of how near or far one's goal is.

- Dream about achieving the goal. No matter what people say, to dream about achieving one's goal is good and should be encouraged. There are even theories about dreams being a precognitive of your future. To this, one can research about the lucid dreaming methodology and lucid dreaming techniques to use in sorting out the dream for sometimes the answers to the impediments to your goals are found in dreams. Dreams and its interpretations have been around since our civilization began. From the Incas to modern day shamans, dreams have been often interpreted as visions and even omens of things to come. For most of us, there must have been a déjà vu moment in our lives wherein a scenario or setting seemed something familiar. It may have been an incident happening which you seem to know the outcome, or a place that seems familiar to you even though it is the first time that you have visited the place. Those are some examples of how dreams are powerful.

- Evaluate your goals constantly. As you measure your goals, you would also need to evaluate them periodically to see what kind of progress you have made or if there is a need to modify or change something, perhaps the goal itself or the methods in achieving the goals. This form of measurement doesn't have to be formal but perhaps taking the time to think things over and maybe list the things need to be done. Some evaluations can even be done over a bottle of beer with your best friend. Knowing where you are and what you need to do is important in knowing where you stand with your goals.