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How to Achieve Goals

How to achieve goals

From losing weight, to getting good grades, or even having our dream career, everyone has goals. We use goals to fulfill our relation, financial, and personal needs. They can be easy to create, but can be extremely difficult, and sometimes feel impossible to achieve. Luckily, there are a few steps that you can take to ensure success in whatever it is you are doing. 

Create a goal

The first step towards achieving something, whether it’s a small goal or a huge accomplishment, is producing goals. It’s better to have goals that are more specific than not. You also need something motivational to go after; basically, you have to want it. Make sure your goal is measurable, for example instead of “lose weight” it’s better to say “lose 10 lbs.” It should be something that is not effortless, or else you’ll feel bored. On the other hand, it shouldn’t be too difficult or you will feel anxious. 


Preparation is important for everything. Writing your goals down will help you remember them, and you will be more likely to pursue them if they are physically in front of you. This step also includes buying material, studying, doing research and anything else that’s needed. If you’re stuck, googling “how to…” might help generate ideas. You may also want to drag out your planner you bought but never used. Using a planner is a great way to track progression. 

Do it and stick with it

This step is the hardest for a lot of people. Oftentimes starting something can be the most difficult part, but once you start on your goals you’ll see rewards and feel better. Some goals may cause anxiety for people. Anxiety comes from the fear of what isn’t known yet. The more  you work towards your goal, you will get less anxiety because you’re comfortable in the situation. 


Accepting constructive criticisms along the way is important. Making mistakes is a part of life, and is often necessary to improve your craft. Eventually you’ll reach your goal and get positive feedback to work on. This positive feedback can help boost confidence and make you feel better.