We all want to feel that we are living our definition as to what creates a successful life whether this equates to the progress we make in our careers, accumulating wealth, being a great mother to our children and creating priceless memories with families and friends. If you are feeling dis-satisfied with the results of the past year whatever your goals are for the new year, here is 5 ways to help you achieve success in 2024.
Identify Your End Goal
This is perhaps the most important way to set yourself up for success. Get a journal and use it exclusively for your venture. This will specifically be used to make your idea or journey a success.
Within this journal, write down exactly what you want to achieve at the end of your journey.
Do you want that promotion or a new, more exciting and better paid job role you've been day dreaming about?
Are you hoping to start your own business?
Or craving adventure and want to travel the world?
Lose the excess weight and slim down?
Focus on your health and increase your fitness level?
Regardless of the desire, write down exactly what you want to achieve. This is the start of your success story!
Break Down Your Goals into Manageable Action Steps
Now that you have your end goal in sight and you've written it down, it's important to work out how you will reach the finish line.
Success takes time to manifest. You need to break down your end goal into manageable, micro steps. This will make the goal feel more achievable and realistic.
What steps do you need to take to achieve your goals?
What resources will you need? (remember to write down who's help you'll need if it's relevant to your goal achievement).
Ensure that each micro step is achievable.
Give a time frame on each small step and tick it off as you achieve it. As well as being achievable having, Realistic, measurable, time-bound targets will give you something specific to focus on.
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Be Willing to Step Outside Limiting Comfort Zones
Success is about being adventures. If you do what you've always done, you will always get what you always got, be bold and consider doing something you've always wanted to try. Take aim and bolster your courage and go for it.
Perhaps you’ve been craving a career change. Maybe you want to find somewhere new to live. Maybe you’ve always wanted to visit a certain place.
Step out of your comfort zone. If you are unhappy in your job, take measured steps to rectify it and try something you’ve always wanted to.
As you challenge yourself to be bold you will find you are succeeding simply because you are taking a chance to be your happy, authentic self.
Find A Mentor/s
Seek out and spend time with other people who have achieved the goals you are working towards and share your goals with them.
Find a mentors or someone to inspire you to achieve your goals. Speak to a professional in the field you wish to study in, or someone who has travelled to that place you dream of, or someone who is living the dream you crave. Learn from them. If your focus is on creating wealth, if your finances can stretch, dine out in fine restaurants and visit places of affluence.
Whatever your goals being happy and fulfilled is the ultimate goal. To be truly successful, you need to focus on what will make you truly happy. Take time to pinpoint exactly what you like and dislike about your life. Consider how you could bring more joy into your life. If you can identify what a successful life looks and feels like for you then everything else will be a rewarding journey.
Success is measured through goals and self-fulfilment. Identifying what makes you happy like success and what you wish to achieve is personal and authentic to you.
If you have an urge to challenge yourself and be bold in 2024 don’t let it pass you by. Grab your dreams, set your goals and chase them.