After completing the first two steps of the process, creating a list of goals and then condensing them, you should now have a shorter list of goals that excite you and that you are strongly connected to.
Strong motivation and excitement are crucial factors when it comes to achieving your goals, and can help to significantly speed up the achievement of these goals. The strong feelings you’ve developed can also help you to overcome challenges and setbacks that you may experience while working to achieve your goals. The next step in this process is regrouping your goals into short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals and giving each of your goals a deadline.
Regrouping Your Goals
An important part of being able to achieve your goals is regrouping them into realistic time frames.
A short-term goal is one that you think you can achieve in the next three months. These goals may require some effort to accomplish, making it important for you to be realistic and work within your current realm of possibilities. As your confidence grows, and you start seeing the benefits working for you, you can begin stretching your life more and setting bigger, short-term goals.
When you begin regrouping your goals, you want to start with your long-term goals and work backward to the present. This will allow you to discover more medium-term goals and short-term goals that you will need to achieve to bring your long-term goals to fruition.
Your long-term goals are ones that you want to achieve in the next five to ten years and beyond. Write down anywhere between one and five long-term goals. This list should include your biggest goals, ones that may take a while to achieve and that may require you to achieve other goals first.
When you begin achieving your short-term and medium-term goals more quickly, you may discover that some of these long-term goals can actually be placed in your medium-term goals list. This is a result of you being able to achieve your goals quickly, and realizing that you can accomplish any goal that you set for yourself.
Medium-term goals are ones that you believe you can achieve within a year. Write down one to five goals that you want to accomplish over the next year. These are substantial goals that may take some time for you to accomplish and that may require you to learn new skills. These are not goals that require you to change your lifestyle to achieve.
Finally, create a list of your short-term goals, ones that you would like to achieve in the next three months. You need to be realistic about the goals that you place on this list. They need to be achievable, but not necessarily easy to achieve.
You want to include goals that will stretch you slightly, and that show you when you have achieved them. This will help to build your confidence in achieving your goals, resulting in your ability to achieve more substantial medium- and long-term goals in the future. It is important to remember not to set crazy, unrealistic short-term goals. Doing this will only set you up for failure and disappointment. It could even have serious negative side effects on your mental well-being.
Set Deadlines for Each Condensed Goal
At this point, you need to set a specific date for when you want to achieve your condensed goals. This is extremely important because the deadlines that you set are what gives your goals a completion point. It helps to enhance whatever sense of urgency you’ve already assigned to your goals.
While setting dates for your long-term goals may be difficult to decide, setting what you believe to be a realistic deadline can be beneficial, creating a powerful effect on your subconscious mind. Setting deadlines for all of your goals commands your subconscious mind to bring you the results you want, by a specific date.
Your subconscious needs specific instructions if it is to work on your behalf and bring you the results you desire. When it has specifics to focus on, it has the power to begin affecting your thoughts and feelings, motivating you to take specific actions at specific times.
The Power of Affirmations
You can influence your subconscious mind through repetition and intense emotion. When you repeat the same thoughts, especially when they are attached to strong emotions, you can reprogram your subconscious mind according to those feelings and thoughts.
One of the most common techniques used by the most successful people in the world to achieve their goals is positive affirmations. Positive affirmations are simply empowering statements that you repeat to yourself, out loud, with emotion in the mornings and evenings.
Affirmations are extremely powerful and can help you completely rewrite your internal programming and eliminate any negative beliefs that you may already possess, beliefs that have been sabotaging your goals. You can use these affirmations to reprogram your mind for happiness, confidence, empowerment and greater wealth.
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