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Why Clarity & Purpose Are Essential For Hitting Goals


“There is one quality that one must possess to win, and that is definiteness of purpose, the knowledge of what one wants, and a burning desire to possess it.” - Napoleon Hill


Everyone in this world has a purpose. The difference between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people have decided with clarity exactly what their goal is, why they will achieve it. By writing this article, my purpose is to give you clarity and understanding in hopes that you will seek out your purpose and define it with absolute certainty by realizing the importance of the following principals:


What’s Your Reason For Your Goal?

Far too often people have goals that don’t work out. I don’t mean to be too blunt, but it’s the raw truth. The reason for this is because they have no freaking’ idea why they even want to achieve these goals in the first place! Most do it because they see their friends making goals, or because it’s something that would “help them out.” Even having one reason isn’t enough! I believe to truly achieve your goals you need to back them up with enough important reasons that outweigh your excuses. In other words, the more important reasons you have to achieve your goals, then the more fuel you have to make them actually happen. To truly grasp the power of giving reason to your goals, you will need to come up with reasons that are of very high importance to you personally. It doesn’t matter how many you come up with, if they don’t mean anything to you, then sadly to say, they won’t serve you or give you the drive you need for success. This may take some time and a bit of soul searching but in the end it will be well worth it as you will find your sense of purpose.


Be Decisive Towards Achieving Your Goals

Being decisive is a skill that is often overlooked by most people, yet it determines their direction in life. Unfortunately, it isn’t taught or passed on through genes. Decisiveness comes with believing in yourself, making decisions, and taking action on them no matter what! Fortunately, with repetition this skill trait can be exercised enough that it becomes a part of your habitual life. Now I won’t be able to make decisiveness a part of your character, but I can give you insight on why it’s important for your goals. To achieve your goals you need to be able make decisions on what you want and this often involves going against popular belief. People may try to influence you on what they think you should be doing, but let`s face it, they don`t know what`s best for you. Only you know what’s best for you! Being decisive gives you the freedom to do what you need to get your goals accomplished and allows you to take a stand for your reasons to do them. Most importantly, it gives you clarity. If you aren’t decisive, it would be challenging to achieve your goals because chances are high that you haven’t even decided that you’re going to complete them.


Turn Big Goals Into Take Small Steps

Goals can be a daunting task for people. Many people have tried and failed to achieve goals so many times that they don’t even believe themselves when they declare new ones. The best advice I can give you is to take small steps. Make sure your goals are small enough that you don’t feel overwhelmed and that you have time to complete them. In fact, give yourself more time than you need. For example, if you have monthly goals like me, make sure your able to complete them well before the end of the month so you can incorporate some contingency planning if needed. In other words, give yourself some extra time, in case things come up. It’s always better to move at a relaxed and consistent pace then to rush at the end.  On the other hand, don’t make your goals so incredibly easy that you complete them so far ahead of your due date that it didn’t feel like an accomplishment at all. The key is to balance your goals evenly amongst a decent length of time. If your goal is fairly large, be sure to split it up into small pieces so it doesn’t overwhelm you. Lastly, make sure you celebrate every time you achieve a goal because success begets more success and this will elevate the next goals you lay down for yourself.


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