It’s safe to say that long-term goals are the most FRUSTRATING goals to set and achieve!
After all, the payoff for working so hard towards something that may never actually happen can be super discouraging,
Well today I want to talk to you about how to set long-term goals and achieve them.
In fact, there’s only one thing you really need to achieve your long-term goals: momentum.
So let’s talk about the three key points to gaining momentum towards your long-term goals.
So, why is momentum so important for achieving your long-term goals?
Well, think about it this way.
If you’ve ever had to push a car before, then you’ll probably know that the hardest part is getting the car moving.
But, once it’s moving, it’s far easier to push.
Because you’ve got momentum!
But, if you start pushing the car and then stop every ten seconds and let the car come to a halt, then guess what happens?
You have to start all over again and build that momentum.
Your long-term goals work exactly the same way.
Regardless of what your goals are, maintaining at least some momentum is the key to getting to the next level.
So, let’s jump into those tips and get that momentum building right now!
Tip 1: Take Immediate Action
Whenever possible, when you start a new goal you need to take immediate action.
Because the sooner you can take action towards your goal, the faster you're going to be able to make it there - ss long as you keep up the momentum.
I would encourage you anytime you're about to start a new goal, or anytime you're getting back into a new goal, don't wait around.
Don't wait until the next Monday comes around or wait until it's a “good” time.
Don't wait until payday.
Just start now and let the rest take care of itself.
It’s far too easy to become distracted, fearful or anxious, so just start straightaway.
Tip 2: Failure Is Your Friend
One of the best things I’ve learned in life is to fail fast so that you can learn fast.
In my opinion, we do our best learning from the mistakes that we make.
Because, at the end of the day, success is a very poor teacher.
What really gets us to a point of success is failing over and over again until we actually get the result that we want.
You see, one of our biggest problems is that we all have this idea that we need to be perfect straightaway in whatever it is that we do.
And that’s not a particularly healthy mindset to be in.
You don't need to be perfect.
You never need to be perfect,
All you need is to accept that you're going to make mistakes.
Then you need to learn from them so that you don't make those mistakes in the future.
As you learn from your mistakes, you can mitigate future risks and this will help you to keep your momentum.
So don't worry about all the mistakes that you're going to make.
You probably will make every mistake in the book at some point and that’s OK.
It’s all part of the process.
Just have some compassion for yourself and go for it.
Try. Fail. Learn. Fail better.
That is the true path to success and self-improvement.
Tip 3: The Power of Compounding
The power of compounding is my golden rule of self-improvement and success.
Small consistent actions taken over time create big results – always!
Now, there's lots of people out there who will say that you should take massive action.
And sure, that can work some of the time.
But what tends to happen more often than not is that the massive action that you take is a leap in the wrong direction.
However, small, consistent actions towards your goal will help you build up momentum fast.
Here’s how it works:
When you start, then it's just one small win.
But then that one win becomes two and then three small wins.
Over time, compounding kicks in and does it’s job.
It doesn't seem like a lot at the time but if you keep that up over the course of days, weeks, months, years, and soon you have hundreds, thousands, dozens of small wins compounded on each other.
And that is putting you into this recurring cycle of success over and over and over again. And those small wins over time build up into massive wins.
They also give you the chance to correct your course on almost a daily basis, which can’t be a bad thing!
So, just start with a single, small step.
Then take another and another and another.
Eventually, you’ll look back and be amazed at how far you’ve come and how much you’ve achieved.
And that is how you use momentum to achieve your long-term goals.
I hope you found that post on how to set long-term goals and achieve them to be useful.
So, make a commitment and start working on those goals today!
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