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Living, learning and evolving: that’s what life’s about.

In order to achieve growth and success, it is essential and only natural for one to set goals for themselves. Accomplishing goals can be intimidating sometimes, and also challenging, but that’s what makes the outcome of achieving them more precious.

It’s a common belief that the best feeling in the world is accomplishment; it grows stronger with every ounce of work and effort that is contributed to it. Everyone has a goal to strive for, whether it’s to buy a brand new car or to learn and master a new skill in a certain time frame etc. Overall, human beings want to achieve, and here are some tips on how to score your goals:

Tip#1: First know the 3W’s of your goal — what you want, when you want it and how you want to achieve it.

When you are thinking of your goal, remember you have to want it bad enough in order to accomplish it. Think about how important your goal is to you, and always remind yourself of the benefits of reaching the finish line of progress. Hard work and effort always have an outcome, a drop of the two elements will never go to waste.

Also, it is crucial to write down when and plan out how you want to reach your goal, in order for you to stay on track. For example, if you are aiming for straight As on your next report card and plan to achieve that by spending a lot more time at the library studying, dates and calendars should become your new best friend. Break down your study habits into increments that will get you to your goal in time and have them marked on a calendar to make tracking your progress easier.

Tip#2: Discipline and push yourself.

To keep yourself motivated, think about someone successful you respect very much, and remind yourself they had to work hard to get to where they are today. If you really want to reach a goal, know it takes sacrifice and plenty of focus to get there. Don’t be intimidated about possible bumps down the road of progress; it will all be worth it in the end.

In a 2015 interview with Beat Magazine, successful singer-songwriter Beyonce Knowles expressed her thoughts on what fear tastes like. “Success. I have accomplished nothing without a little taste of fear in my mouth,” she said.

Remember, don’t be afraid of a challenge, a challenge is an exercise in disguise that will prepare you for working on achieving something bigger in your life whether you fail or succeed at it.

Tip #3: Finally, know that you can do it all alone.

As long as you believe in yourself, you don’t have to rely on anyone else’s approval or accept their denial when it comes to achieving your goal. Your desire and ambition is powerful and inevitable when you really want to aim for something. Good planning and organization while being loyal to your schedule is also key, and your insurance to success.

Ladies and gentlemen, it is your life, and if there is something that you want to achieve, you have all the power to do it. When you finally reach your goal, it is guaranteed a warm feeling of accomplishment. Give yourself a pat on the back and celebrate. Treating yourself will help motivate you in setting up not only more, but larger goals for yourself, as you would have gained a boost of confidence from your latest accomplishment.

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