1. Have a goal. Don’t let your goal be just any goal. Make it a big, bold and audacious goal – one which will truly excite and inspire you. It’s pointless to have a goal that will automatically be achieved without much of a fight. On the other hand, if you have a goal where you really have to work for it, that’s one worth striving for.
2. Do what you love. What are you passionate about? What do you love to do? Pursue that, and let the love of what you do drive you to greatness.
3. Have a strategy. Strategy is more than just planning. A plan is simply what you are going to do. Strategy is like your blueprint for success; the secret keys that will guarantee your victory. A more layman term for strategy would be “working smart”.
4. Study the successful. There’s no matter way to succeed than to study the successful – those who have been here, done that. Who are the people who are successful in the goals you want to achieve? What have they done which has enabled them to succeed? What can you learn from them?
5. Overcommit your resources. Goal setting is about getting from point A to point B. When we set goals, we have in mind a set of things we need to do. When you set out for our goals, it’s important you overcommit your resources. Come up with what you think you need to achieve the goal, then double it up, or even triple if possible. That way, you can be almost certain you will achieve it.
6. Keep reading. The more you read, the more knowledge you gain. There is no end to what you can read.
7. Work hard. There’s working smart (tip #3 – Have a strategy), then there’s working hard. In order to succeed, you have to both work smart and work hard. Are you working as hard as you could? How can you put in more effort in what you are doing? The more effort you put into your goals, the more results you will see.
8. Ask for feedback. Feedback gives us a different perspective – one which you cannot see because you are looking from your point of view. All of us have blind spots we can’t see and these blind spots are exactly what’s preventing us from achieving results. Pick 5 people you interact with frequently. Ask them for feedback on how you can improve as a person.