November 17, 2017

4 Practical Ways to Slay your Goals

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‘Without a sense of urgency desire loses its value.’- Jim Rohn 

Your goals and dreams require your action. They need you to be hungry for the win and for you to be willing to work towards them. You have to want success so much that it’s all you listen to, speak about and dream of at night.

Your passion to become successful is what will keep igniting the spark after each failure. Your ability to see failure as a lesson and not a setback is what will make you win.

You're going to fail more times than you succeed. Keep fighting anyway. It takes only one success to make it all worth it. - @HubLife on Twitter

Here are some of the reasons that may have made you give up on achieving your goals:

  • Working hard and not seeing results
  • Getting an education but not getting more opportunities
  • Having great ideas but finding it hard to execute them
  • Limited access to resources and funding
  • Not getting the opportunities that you feel you deserve

The truth is, you can choose to be resentful towards successful people or you can choose to learn from them. It’s always much easier to quote any excuse and accept the limitations that hold us back from reaching the top. But let us address these concerns. Yes, you may be working hard but it is not in vain, you are growing and gaining more expertise at all times.

Remember that ‘hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.’ As long as you are doing something towards your goals, it will all contribute to your success. It also helps to know which principles work and have an impact in advancing your success.  

When you have obtained a qualification, you have to be confident that the expertise you bring to the table will be valuable in your industry. You might be seeking to become an entrepreneur. You have to be optimistic about the possibilities of being a successful business owner. You have to believe in your business idea and what you bring to the market.     

Define your Goals and Write them down 

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Defining your goals is a crucial step that will give your clarity and direction. When you are clear and specific about what you want to achieve, you are likely to be effective in your actions. Here’s how you can define your goals:

  • Break down your goals into small achievable actions- When you break down your goals into actionable steps, they will become easier to accomplish.
  • Write down your goals one by one- List your goals and be descriptive about what exactly you would like to achieve for each one. Once you see it on paper this allows you to reflect on your progress.
  • Give each goal a timeframe- Give yourself a timeframe in which you would like to achieve each goal. This allows you to track how effectively you use the time on your hands to reach each goal.
  • Reward yourself for your milestones- We need the motivation to keep going and we can always find a way to reward ourselves when we accomplish a goal.
  • Find a mentor to guide and encourage you- Mentors have the ability to give you honest feedback that you need in order to grow and be better. Mentors will guide you, motivate you and offer the best advice to move forward.

Invest in Yourself 

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‘Invest in yourself, it pays the best interest.’-Nathan Hutchinson

When you invest in yourself and become equipped with competencies you will grow as an individual. Knowledge will always influence you to become better. When you know better, you do better.

The investment you make in your intellectual, spiritual and mental growth plays a vital role in influencing your overall success. When you enrich all these areas of your life, you can survive any challenge that you’re faced with in your journey.  

You can choose to Study a relevant Course in a field you are passionate about which will equip you with proficiencies. All the skills you gain when you undergo educational training will help you prosper in your future.   

Build your Image as a Professional Brand 

As you are building your career, don’t be afraid to take up an offer that might not seem like the entire package, if it means you will be gaining experience. As you expand your skillset you will gain the benefits of work experience and see how it will advance your professional profile.

Work experience is essential in building you up and preparing you for even better opportunities. When you understand how companies weigh your value as a professional you will see the profit from work experience. Here are some practical steps to gain the best professional success: 

Gain work experience and expanding your proficiencies
Acquire industry knowledge and understanding
Update your CV and Social Media Profiles
Build Industry relationships and expand your connections
Streamline your social media profiles to attract the business who want to align themselves with you
Be consistent in the standard of your work and produce a level of quality that will show your expertise

Read a Book and attend Seminars

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Often times when you read an inspirational book of an author that you relate to, it can inspire you in so many ways. This can be an author who went on a similar journey and encountered failures. Their success story can motivate you to also persevere despite the obstacles that may be thrown your way.

Authors are often very honest about the stumbling blocks that they experience and share insight on what you can expect. Learning from their journey allows you to avoid making similar mistakes and being better prepared. There are so many books of authors with inspirational stories you can benefit from. The benefit of learning from the success story of others is that you can undertake the journey with much more insight. The principles they share will equip you to succeed and do better.

Industry seminars and workshop sessions are informative experiences designed to stimulate your knowledge. It is greatly beneficial for you to attend seminars where you will be exposed to people in the industry you want to prosper in.

This is your opportunity to network with professionals and make your business known in that industry. The people at the top have a wealth of knowledge that can ignite your passion and inspire you even more. You can also choose to subscribe to receive blog content and material that will further enrich your intelligence and influence your success.

When you elevate your perspective it increases your ability to achieve. Begin today and live the life that you imagined. 

About the Author: Khanyie Dlamini Content Creator at Educor Holdings As a writer in the education sector I am passionate about nurturing people in their careers, wellness and personal growth. I focus on a variety of illuminating topics that are helpful to people’s growth and success. I hope to inspire people to feel motivated to live up to their full potential and know they can have an optimistic and prosperous life. My intention is to contribute to an empowered nation that makes great choices and positive change. Personally I enjoy the world of fashion and keeping up with the trends. I have great interest in digital trends and the impact of social media in today’s world. I enjoy learning from other creative people. I value having purposeful relationships with people who have great visions that align with my own.

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