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you've set your goals.
You've written them down to give them importance and you've SMARTened them up. All you need to do now is to achieve them. It sounds simple enough but this is where the hard work starts.
You need to dedicate some time every day to working on your goals. I'm not talking about hours and hours but you need to refer to them every day to stay focused on them. Read over them, focusing particularly on anything that has to be done in the short term. Plan how you are going to achieve it and do whatever it is that needs to be done immediately. Don't put it off or think that it's ok to do it a bit later. You will most likely forget.
If one of your goals involves updating your CV, do it now. Don't leave it for another day. Something might just come up out of the blue tomorrow requiring an updated CV and you want to be ready to grab that chance if it comes along. Perhaps one of your short term goals is to go out for dinner with friends next week. Make sure it's in your diary. Book a taxi if you don't want to drive. If you need someone to look after the kids, sort it now. Don't leave it until the night before only to find that no-one is available.
When working towards achieving your goals you should ask yourself the following questions:
* Why do I want to do this?
* How am I going to do this?
* When do I want to achieve it by?
* What do I need to do in order to achieve it?
* Who can help me with this?
Write your answers down and again make them as detailed as possible.
Much of achieving goals is taking chances and grabbing opportunities whenever they present themselves. You've heard the saying being in the 'right place at the right time'. To me that means being ready if an opportunity arises. If you are not prepared and something comes up you will most likely say 'I'm not ready' or 'it's not the right time' or maybe even 'it wasn't meant to be'. If you are prepared it's a different story. You go for it! You grab the opportunities that come along if they will help you on the road to achieving your goals.
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You need to do the same thing. Your goals may be smaller than this one, they may be much larger but the planning and preparation required are the same whatever the size.
So - get out there and start going for things you really want and deserve in life. Good luck and remember where you first read this when you become a multi-billionaire!
Until the next time,