3 Steps to Achieving Success in Anything
Do you have specific hopes and dreams that you wish to achieve one day but have no idea how to accomplish them?
If that’s the case, well, you are not alone! MOST people tend to have dreams and aspirations but only see the vision of their dream fulfilled without creating a clear pathway to achieving it.
Many people go through life with dreams of becoming something more significant than what they are now, and unfortunately, many of those dreams never come true because people don’t know what steps to take to achieve success.
So without further ado, let us give you three actionable tips to achieving success in ANY area of your life.
1-2-3 - Success!
If you are serious about making a change, achieving your dreams & goals, there are things to put in place and consider and actions to take.
Mostly, success depends on a couple of things - having a clear vision, creating a concrete plan, setting a timeframe & staying consistent and dedicated.
Let’s have a look at each of those factors individually!
Step 1: Clear Vision of Your Goals
One of the main reasons people are unsuccessful in achieving their goals is that they don’t have a clear vision of what they want to achieve - get your pen and paper and start brainstorming!
Before you start writing down your exact goals, you need to be more explicit about what you want to achieve.
You can do this by brainstorming, researching, and spitballing some ideas of the industry you want to move into and what it will take to make your dream a reality.
This will help your brain decide on the logical pathway to achieve those goals.
Write it Down
Write down everything that you want to achieve and prioritize. It would help to consider which ones you feel passionate about during this process.
Goals can be written down in the following format:
By (this date), I want to (destination you wish to achieve).
Example: By January 2022, I want to have an online e-commerce store up and running.
One at a Time
Break down your goals in different categories from most achievable to more challenging to achieve, and start working your way from the ground up.
Avoid multitasking and focus on one goal at a time, though you may have multiple plans that give you inspiring visions in your mind.
Step 2: Set A Concrete Plan
Once you have a clear vision of your goal or dream, you have to analyze what it will take to achieve.
Analyze your clear vision in all its aspects and details and try to acknowledge every step along the way that will require your attention and resources.
Create a CLEAR plan of action that is as detailed as possible - Include every asset, product, expense, as well as all the steps you must take to get to this end goal.
Step 3: Set Up a Timeframe
Deadlines, although pressing, can be just what you need to keep you on track. Setting a strict time frame to achieve specific goals will enhance your chances of success.
Wondering how you can do this? Here’s how!
Be very specific when it comes to time framing, buy a calendar, and write down certain hours you’ll be devoting to specific tasks.
We refer to this as “micro-management,” and it is crucial for achieving ANY goal whatsoever.
You MUST know when and what you will be doing on your way to the greater goal you are chasing.
Your end goal (the more difficult goal to achieve) will probably be a long-term commitment, and therefore it will be easier to reach if you break it down into smaller, more achievable goals that can be tracked on your schedule.
Track the results that your actions yield, assess how that relates to the end goal, and make any adjustments if need be.
Stick to your strengths and delegate smaller tasks to someone else - Freelancers are great to hire for one-off projects like digital designing, content writing, or bookkeeping.
Doing this will help you manage your creative energy and put it towards the things you’re good at, thus achieving your goal faster.
Step 4: Consistency and Motivation
No path to glory ever came without any hiccups - what makes the difference is how you deal with those drawbacks and whether you push through tough times.
Focus by Removal
It’s easier for you to achieve your goals when there aren’t any distractions, simply because you can induce a laser-like focus! Try and get rid of anything that might distract you from focusing on the task at hand, including constant screen time, unhealthy foods, or toxic relationships.
Find Your Motivation
To be consistent in your pursuit of success, you need to have motivation.
So, ask yourself, ‘What is it that motivates me?’ and hold on to that reason when you face difficult times on your journey.
And remember, though motivation is essential, the primary driver of success is DISCIPLINE because it allows you to take the necessary action even when you don’t have the motivation to do so.
Your success stories are different from those of others, which is exactly why you should stay focused on your journey rather than comparing your path to others. For some, being a good wife and mother is their success, while owning a multi-million dollar company is others.
As long as you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve and schedule the steps in a neat and achievable timeframe, there is no slowing down!
Now get out there and put in the time and effort towards your successful future.
It is all YOU.