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Go after your goals

Whatever you do, do it to the best of your ability Chitra Jha reports

education Updated: Feb 04, 2010 13:27 IST
Chitra Jha
Chitra Jha
Hindustan Times

We all know the importance of setting goals. When we set them, somehow we often don’t seem to achieve them. Why is it that most of us fail to achieve our goals?

Failure happens because most of the times our goals are not really ours; others imposed them on us, and we are made to believe that this is what we should aim for.

Why is it that so many of us don’t set goals? It is because of fear, rooted in poor self-esteem and under-confidence.
Don’t let life just happen to you; ‘make it happen’. Be a doer and a dreamer rolled into one. Are you ready for this challenge?
If you are then make some commitments to yourself

Understand your potential: Be confident. You are a unique being with unique talent. Bring forth your abilities and let them flower.

Bring excellence into your life: Whatever you choose to do, do it to the best of your ability. Being successful is a habit. If you are successful in small endeavours as well, such as polishing your shoes to give them a great shine, you will feel proud of yourself. Success in such mundane activities propels you to success in higher spheres. Rate everything that you do on a scale of 1 to 10, where 1 means ‘very shabby’ and 10 means ‘excellent’. Your satisfaction level should be at least a 9 on this scale.

No regrets: Let go of the past. Learn from your mistakes and move on.

Allow yourself to dream: Be honest with yourself about your goals, but always think big and dream bigger.

Plan for achieving your goals: If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. You must make a written plan about how to reach your goal. Take it one step at a time.

Believe in yourself: Confidence in your abilities and your vision is the key ingredient for success.

Never give up: The role of persistence in achieving your dreams can’t be overemphasised. You want something, go get it and don’t turn back till you’ve got it.

The author is a life skills coach, time-line therapist, and new consciousness writer. Contact:

First Published: Dec 02, 2010 10:47 IST