Why People Fail in Life Even When They Plan to Succeed.

And how you can improve the achieving power of your goals.

Joshua Idegbere
Feb 14 · 3 min read
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Only a few people didn't set goals at the beginning of the year. I did too. And as you know, goal setting is one of the habits of successful people from all walks of life. One of the reasons is that to make the most of your time you've got to set goals. If you need goals to make the most of your time, then you need it to make the most of your life, because time is the building block of life.

But It's not enough to just set goals.

Setting goals without standardizing them is a deceiving oneself without knowing. It gives a false impression that there is a goal, but in reality, there's none. It's as good as not having one.

One of the core benefits of setting goals is to achieve success earlier and easier compare to those who don't set goals. This is because an idea goal helps you manage distractions and a major time management tool.

But setting goals without standardizing them won't help with managing distraction either will it help you manage your time. And in the end, the individual ends up failing even when he's set goals for success.

To help you prevent the sad story of failing even with goals is to learn how to standardize your goals. And here's how to do it:

Identify what should be done, when it should be done, how much should be done in a time frame.

That's how to standardize goals. And of course, achieve your dream earlier compared to when there were no such goals.

Many will carry their unfulfilled dream over to the next year for this simple reason. I carried a lot of my dreams over because I lacked the initiative to standardize my goals. But now I know, 2020 will be a better year than the past two years of my life combined.

And I want the same for you, my dear friend.

And there are some changes that come from standardizing your goals. And I would like to discuss the one that is about the most important.

A high power focus

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Standardizing your goals strengthens your focus and so minimize the degree to which you can be distracted. The reason is that with increased density of focus it becomes difficult to be distracted easily.

Men with goals, standardized goals, are not swayed easily; they are focused on an overriding thought in mind: how to achieve their goals for the hour.

Such minds are immune to casual distractions. And that's why highly focused people achieve more in their lifetime than the rest who just wake up and run into their day.

The fact is that you can live 2 to 3 lifetimes if you know how to manage your time well. And one of the surest ways to do that is to set goals and standardize them.

So go back to the goals you set to achieve your dream for the year and standardize them with expected results and deadlines. As you do, you will achieve more this year than you had in the previous two.

One of the tools you can employ in managing your tasks, especially overwhelming tasks is the Pomodoro method or technique.


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A Young Guy, 26. Medical Doctor {in training}. Writes for The Startup, Publishous, the Ascent, Live Your Life on Purpose, a Few Words.

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