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5 Rules for Setting and Achieving Your Goals

Jerry Acuff
Jan 20, 2018 · 2 min read

Achieving your goals can be tough. But if you follow these five rules to setting goals, you’ll be on your way to accomplishing big things.

  1. Define your goals with clarity.

If you aim at nothing, you’re bound to hit it. 96% of people don’t have exquisite clarity of what they want. They get stuck, and they don’t know what path to take.

2. Write down your goals and refer to them often.

Those who write down their goals increase the likelihood they will achieve them by 80%. I write mine once a month and read them once a week.

3. Ensure your goals are aligned with your gifts and talents.

Surround yourself with people who have already achieved the things you want to achieve and challenge them to push you. They should be people you like, trust, respect, and admire.

4. Don’t let others talk you out of your goals. Failure is not an option.

The first person who will try to talk you out of your goals is yourself. You’ll tell yourself you can’t do what you’re trying to accomplish. But if you believe you’re worthy of achievement, you will do extraordinary things.

Other people will also try to talk you out of achieving incredible things because your success makes them look mediocre. Don’t adopt that mindset. Keep pushing forward.

5. Let your goal-seeking mechanism take control.

Visualize how you’re going to make things happen in a positive way. You don’t have to see the path to get on the path.

If you follow these five rules — if you know exactly what you want to achieve, write it down, believe it can happen and that you’re worthy of it — you will activate your goal-seeking mechanism, and it will bring you incredible success.

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