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How to Achieve Short Term Goals

It can feel like a daunting responsibility to embark on how to achieve short term goals. This overwhelming feeling can lead us to energetic stagnation making us confused and sad. Once these feelings take root we could benefit from an external boost to return to empowerment and mental clarity. Below are three steps that you can use to find your way out of the cloud to achieve your short term goals.

Move in the direction: Once you know the short term goal you want to achieve, start moving yourself physically in that direction. If you have a full-time job then, it is imperative that you begin to write a schedule of when you can do one or two objectives per week in the direction of accomplishing your short term goal. If you want to be a real estate agent then, you start by finding out what classes are available, what real estate trade organizations that you can join and read success stories to learn how others are thriving in your career aim. An important step towards achieving your short term goals is to move in the direction of what you want to do.

Gratitude Practice: When starting a journey to accomplish an objective it is easy to see what is missing or wrong with us. However, practicing gratitude keeps your mind open to possible opportunities and ideas that you would not receive if your mind is full replaying the lack and negative thoughts from your mental playlist. If you have a job that you do not like at this time, be grateful of the income that it provides that enables you to join a real estate organization and have access to all of its knowledge. Teaching your mind what to think and discard is a requirement when working toward short term goals.  A success coach can show you how to work on discarding your negative thoughts.

Visualize: When you are sitting around and your mind drifts back to lack or ‘what’s wrong thoughts,' redirect them by seeing yourself living the life you want. If you need some help visualizing, write it down. The physical action of writing can lead your thoughts in the direction you want to go. Going back to the real estate example, if you want to become a real estate agent or broker in your area see yourself showing beautiful homes to prospective buyers. In your down time, watch million dollar listing and see yourself showing and serving your clients excellently to get their dream home. These actions will support you in accomplishing your short term goals.

Although it is easy to agree with and believe the above steps are beneficial to reach short term goals, it is difficult sometimes to do them. Just as New Year’s Eve resolutions, we start out well but then one thing leads to another, and we stop. We will write down our goals and resolutions, but not complete one thing we had listed. Before you realize it, one incomplete task becomes two then three. When this happens, contacting a success coach would be helpful. Success coaches can see your goals and co-create a plan of action when you feel confused on how to get started and support you in the process. Success coaches are your accountability partners; they believe that you can accomplish your goal, and they inspire you with ideas regarding actions you can take to reach your short term goals.

There is a practical method on how to achieve your short term goals. Actions, thoughts and beliefs can turn your life around when they are all compatible and moving toward to the same aim. If you find that you are in need of support, you are among many that also have the same situation. If this happens contact a success coach to help you move forward,  get clear, empowered and reach your short term goals.


JoAnn Youngblood King is a CTA Certified Success Coach, Author and Owner of Live Your Potential is a member of the Coaching Training Alliance, the Association of Coaching & Consulting Professionals on the Web and the International Association of Coaching.  JoAnn, who has a diploma in Small Business Management, is a Business Trainer and Facilitator for Project Enterprise, an organization that provides access to business loans, business development services and networking opportunities for entrepreneurs and small business owners. To find out more about achieving your goals visit http://www.liveyourpotential.blogspot.com/.

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