Setting and achieving goals

Raymond Aaron is a successful investment coach with more than 20 years of experience is his field. He focuses on topics like, mentoring, goal setting strategies, life management, wealth enhancement etc. An active member of International Who’s Who of Entrepreneurs, Raymond has used his programs to guide hundreds of others around the world to achieve their goals in this lifetime some effective success strategies.

You must never write goals in the binary way, meaning that the only options are success or failure. People write a goal to achieve a certain outcome. If they achieve it, then they feel good. If they do not achieve it, they feel bad. This is very harmful. It is the same with goals written in the binary way. You may write nine goals and achieve them all. But, when you record your tenth goal and fail, you will like a child hesitate and possibly refuse to write goals ever again.

Delegation is asking a person or company to do all or part of the goal for you or with you. There is someone who can effortlessly do what you struggle to do. Ask that person for help in achieving your goal. In reciprocation, that person may wish to be paid. However, there are many delegations which do not involve money. A fellow employee may be wiling to swap some tasks with you so that you do what that fellow employee dislikes and that employee does what you dislike.

People who fail at achieving a goal actually don’t even start at it. Just starting in some tiny way, is sometimes all that is needed in order to achieve the goal. If you want to read a book and you have procrastinated getting started, then the first step might be to find the book, or to move the book from the shelf to your desk, or to open the cover, or to read the first paragraph. Just a small step but it gets you started. It primes the pump.

When you want to accomplish a goal, record it nicely in a dairy. Scribbling a goal or writing sloppily is a huge hindrance to its accomplishment. Writing a goal on a clean piece of paper and storing it in a special place is also important because those actions give extra attention and energy to your goals.

A strategic goal is one which supports your loftier purposes. Let’s say you have a messy desk and you notice that your boss’ desk is neat. If you want to do well in that company, you may realize that cleaning your desk and keeping it clean would help you gain that promotion. Cleaning your desk with the loftier purpose in mind to thrive in your corporate environment is a strategic goal. On the other and, if you clean your desk just because it is frustrating and annoying and a time waster, then it is a good tactical move, but not strategic. This is a just a small example. Most strategic goals are much larger in scope, but exactly the same in that they support a latter purpose.

Hurdles to goal accomplishment:

1) Mental goals: Do not expect to have a high success rate in achieving goals unless they are recorded on paper.
2) Deadline: Do not expect to achieve a goal if there is no deadline. A goal without a deadline is a wish.
3) Random goal setting: If you record a goal just because the boss or instructor tells you to do so, then you are not the leader in your own life. Recording goals regularly is the key to developing your goal achievement muscle.
4) Writing goals in the negative: If you write goals in the negative, you will attract the exact opposite of what you desire. Negatively written goals are ‘I will lose 5 pounds or I will stop smoking or I wont procrastinate anymore or I will stop coming late to work’.