Therefore, if you are serious about achieving your goals, write them down. In fact, do it like how Scott Adams did, write down your goals every day so you condition your goals to your subconscious mind.
2. Create action commitments
Writing down your goals is the first step. The second step you need to take is to create action commitments. In other words, you need to come up with a plan of what you need to do to reach your goals.
You can’t just think or write down what you want and hope that things will magically appear in front of you. No, goal setting is not a magic lamp, it is a technique that helps you identify specifically what you want so you can formulate a plan to achieve it.
Most people don’t make plans for their goals. They just think of their goals and nothing more. Remember you need to make a plan if you are truly committed to your goals.
Write down all the specific action steps you can take for achieving your goals. If you have no idea what you can do to accomplish your goals, your action commitment is to do just that.
There are plenty of books and courses you can learn from. For instance, if your goal is to set up an e-commerce website, but you have no idea how to do that, your action commitment is to learn how to do it.
List down all the possible action commitments you need to take. Lastly, work on each of them one-by-one because that’s how you make progress.
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
3. Get an accountability partner and send your weekly progress report
Finally, to make sure you stick to your plan, you need to be accountable for it. Thus, get an accountability partner who supports your work. Commit to sending your partner a weekly progress report each week.
You want to get an accountability partner because if you don’t, you will never hold yourself accountable. However, when you know someone is watching and monitoring your work, you become more committed to working on your plan.
Plus, when you commit to sending a weekly progress report, it creates a deadline and urgency to get the action commitment done.
Getting an accountability partner doesn’t need to be difficult. You just need to get someone who supports and is willing to keep an eye on your progress. Your job is to send your progress report to him or her each week.
When you do this, you will make sure you are making progress toward your goals every week. This accountability step always helps in achieving your goals. Just try it!
These are the 3 easy steps to achieving your goals according to science. Remember, according to research, you can greatly improve your success rate by as much as 76% when you follow the 3 simple steps above.
So, identify your goals, write them down, create action commitments to achieve them, and get a supportive partner to hold you accountable for your progress.
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Written by: Shawn Lim
Originally appeared on Addicted2success.com
Republished with permission.