Last Updated on March 3, 2022 by Coach M
Did you achieve last year’s goal?
What percentage of it have you achieved?
Why is it sometimes difficult to achieve a goal?
Not enough time? So many other things to do? Do not have enough money?
How confident are you to achieve your goals this year? 60％? 80％？
Now let us talk about how to achieve goals more effectively.
Table of Contents
1． 6 Keys to Achieving Your Goal 100%
1–1 Goal Setting
Last time, we talked about setting goals that work (https://coachmizuyo.com/2021/02/what-is-the-goal-setting-that-really-works/).
Setting goals are essential. Some are effective and some are not.
For example, if you have a goal that is easy to achieve, you will not be able to grow, and if it is too hard, you may not be able to maintain your motivation.
This is an exquisite balance. In my opinion, it is good to have a goal that is outside your comfort zone.
Feeling uneasy about whether it can achieve it is good. Additionally, there are individual differences in the degree of uneasiness.
If you have been successful in the past and think that you can achieve anything, set high goals. Conversely, setting a slight stretch goal of your current abilities will affect if you have not.
Furthermore, it’s also important to include several indicators that you can measure what you have achieved.
I always set three big challenges a year for me.
By doing this, I achieved these challenges every year until now.
Without goals, you are a drifting ship.
1–2 Taking Actions
Even if you set a great goal, it will end up with just a dream if you do not take action.
Furthermore, who will take action? It’s ourselves.
That means you must set goals that make you excited to achieve!
It’s hard to be motivated by setting goals that people have told you to do. Such as your boss or parents.
It is not easy to achieve if you are not motivated.
Your conscious mind decides goal setting. Once you set your goals, your subconscious mind will achieve your goals.
The role of your subconscious mind is making you want to do it and get motivated.
Close your eyes and imagine that you are already achieved your goals.
How do you feel about what you have achieved?
Where, with whom, and what you are doing?
Are you excited?
This excitement motivates you to take action.
It’s difficult to keep doing things that you do not want to do, so your subconscious mind resists achieving your goals.
Don’t you have such an experience?
For example, after reading a book about health, you were motivated and started going to the gym, but it only lasts for three days.
You know it’s important, but if it associates with negative feelings, such as too much trouble, too busy to do it, too much pain, it does not last long.
So what do you do when you must achieve a goal set by another person?
Here, try to write down on paper what your benefits are by achieving that goal.
Try to write as much as you can write anymore. How many could you find?
Are you starting to get motivated?
I am sure you are.
1–3 If it is a big project, break it down into small tasks.
I am always a little bit overwhelmed watching a high mountain from the bottom when I start climbing on a road bike.
I talk to myself,
“Oh, it looks pretty high! Can I reach the top of the mountain? “
However, when I keep pedaling, I am at more than half the way before I know it. Furthermore, watching where I come from makes me feel superb.
The view from there is different from the bottom.
Even one step looks tiny and slow to proceed, when you keep doing, you will reach the top someday.
Now, let us think about the size of your goal.
Setting a big goal is great.
However, sometimes you are too overwhelmed to take action, and sometimes it ends in a dream.
If so, break down the big goal into small enough steps when you make an action plan, and it will seem feasible.
Additionally, please praise yourself every time you accomplish even small steps.
Your confidence will increase with the accumulation of small successes.
And if your confidence levels increase, your comfort zone is expanded so you can challenge bigger goals.
1–4 Decide what you do not do.
We all have twenty-four hours a day equally.
If you do the same thing you do, you can’t get a different result.
In other words, you must do something different to achieve your stretched goals.
Check how you use your twenty-four hours and think about what to stop and what to do instead.
1－5 Review your plans
I am good at planning, but I am not good at looking back at how it worked and its effect.
Therefore, I block time in my schedule to review my plan and check what’s working and what needs to be improved.
I do this every weekend, one month, three months, half a year, one year, every few years.
The key is it’s measurable by numbers so that it is easier to know how much effect it has.
1–6 Have a coach
If you want to achieve your goals faster, it’s effective to have a coach.
There are many kinds of coaching. Business coaches for business goals, and sports coaches for sports goals.
What makes coaching effective is to help you act, make sure you are on the right track, accompany you on the road to achievement, and give you a different perspective.
I am a business coach myself, and I have also had several coaches.
Doing the above seven keys will surely be effective in achieving your goals even if you have not been able to.
To have a goal is to grow toward it. Naturally, things can go wrong along the way. It’s a learning way to succeed. Let us enjoy the process to the fullest.