Ever wonder how some people are so goal oriented that they always meet (and exceed) their own expectations and accomplish their goals with ease? Some people are just go-getters and many people attribute that to their personalities and think that they just don’t have the same quality. If you are one of the people who thinks like that, like you can’t meet goals that big or succeed that much, because it’s not part of your genetic makeup, you’re wrong. You can succeed and you can become goal-oriented.
Some of the most successful people in the world are the ones who are constantly reminding themselves that they have a goal to set. They do it by leaving sticky notes on the bathroom mirror or programming reminders to meet their goals into their calendars or keeping a reminder of all they have to do on the back of their phone so they see it at all times. Constant reminders keep you motivated.
Don’t go creating vague goals such as, “I will make it by the time I reach 30,” or anything like that. Be specific, “I will earn a million dollars by the time I’m 30 because I will write a bestselling crime novel.” The more specific you are about your goals, the more likely you are to meet them.
When you hold yourself accountable for meeting your goals, you’re more likely to meet them. Tell someone about what you plan to do that way you have to be accountable for it. Tell your best friend that you’re writing a novel and then write it. She’s going to ask and you don’t want to have to look at her and say, “Well, yeah, I did say that, but um, well, see, what happened was…” You want to look at her and say, “Yes, I’m done and I’m submitting it to my publisher now.”