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Goal achievement is the most important key to achieving your dreams. The most successful people are the ones who have specific, written goals. Unfortunately, there are many people without written goals. If you were to ask them why they are likely to respond that they have them in their head. But ask the same people if they have plans for their next vacation and they will produce elaborate written plans.  

There is so much more to goal setting than just writing it down. That is just a wish. Just wishing and hoping for something isn't going to make it happen. Setting a goal involves having target and an action plan to hit the target.

When planning your goals, choose which categories you would like for your goals. Establish the time frame. They could be lifetime goals, 10 year, 5 year, 1 year, 6 month, 3 month, 1 month, or weekly goals. Also you can have ongoing goals, such as exercising 3 to 5 times a week. Be specific when you write your goals. Don't just write down "I want to weigh less." Write "I will weigh 180 pounds by July 2018."

Make sure your goal statement is positive. Don't say, "I don't want to be fat." Say "I will be a healthy 130 pounds by August 2018." The achievement of a worthwhile goal can seem daunting at first. The easiest way to proceed is to break your goal down into smaller steps. Start with the first step then move onto the next. When making your plans, a good way is to start is from the end part and work your way to the present.

Measure your progress. After you complete a step, check it off! Watching steady progress is a good motivator. A simple example could be if your goal was to be able to do write 5 blog posts per week. You could mark off the milestones of 1 per week, then 2, 3, 4, and finally 5!

Don't be discouraged by setbacks. All successful people experience setbacks, disappointments, and failure along the way. That's just part of the process. That's part of learning. These setbacks act as course corrections to get you back on target.

There are several success principles used in goal achievement. One is properly programming your mind. You need to review your goal in the morning and at night before you go to bed. Have your goal written on a 3" x 5" card so you can review during the day. At night, ask your subconscious mind for solutions to problems and methods or tools for helping you achieve your goal.


Another important principle is that of persistence. No one has enjoyed great achievement without persistence. Being persistent means doing something every day toward the achievement of your goal. With each day you are one step closer to your target. This also creates a momentum going that is hard to stop.

When it comes to achieving your goals, you need to think of yourself as a huge juggernaut! Move relentlessly toward your objective.   You are unstoppable! For a similar post on our web site see ACHIEVE YOUR DREAMS BY ACHIEVING YOUR GOALS.

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Re-Blogged 4 times:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
  1. Debbie Reynolds 04/30/2018 08:09 PM
  2. Roy Kelley 07/18/2018 01:00 AM
  3. Gabe Sanders 05/09/2018 11:00 PM
  4. Joan Cox 07/18/2018 04:49 PM
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Grant, goal setting is so important. Once they're set we have to revisit them daily and adjust as needed. Makes such a difference in where we land at the end of the year or even 5 years. 

Apr 30, 2018 05:52 AM #12
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Grant, I am one of those with my goals in my head.   I do have certain things i do throughout the year on a regular basis, but know when I need to step up my marketing efforts.

Apr 30, 2018 06:41 AM #13
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Amanda - yes, that is the SMARTER goal with the E being evaluated and the R being revised.

Joan - yes, sometimes I forget if it is not written down.

Apr 30, 2018 07:38 AM #14
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Grant - good stuff about goals. Your point about having positive goals (I will weigh a healthy 130 lbs) as opposed to negative ones (I don't want to be fat) is a subtle but powerful mindset.

Apr 30, 2018 07:55 AM #15
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Goals are important and we will always come upon obstacles, but we have to continue to work hard and try to achieve them!

Apr 30, 2018 08:29 AM #16
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Lottie - right on.  It is all in the attitude.

Brian - and we do that by overcoming obstacles.

Apr 30, 2018 09:39 AM #17
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Grant those five points on the board are spot on.

Goals without action and commitment are just wishful thinking.

Apr 30, 2018 12:08 PM #18
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

Hi Grant, We have been talking about SMART goals at our company. That focus is key in reaching the desired result.

Apr 30, 2018 08:08 PM #19
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Grant how did I miss this great post, thanks to our friend Debbie Reynolds  re-posting I am here. Love it... so with that said let me say thank you for another great motivational post, Endre

Apr 30, 2018 10:29 PM #20
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Excellent post...and certainly very worthy to serve as a reminder to all of us to keep focused on those goals so they become reality !

May 01, 2018 02:11 AM #21
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

George - thank you for acknowledging that.

Debbie - as one client said it not about excuses it is about results.

Endre - thank you. It is always a pleasure.

Sally and David - thanks.  We have to be reminded every day.

May 01, 2018 05:26 AM #22
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Grant. Your focus is wonderful. I am a big believer in lists and love crossing things off.

May 01, 2018 06:41 AM #23
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Grant ,I follow the book Essential Daily Planner for real estate agents,  success in 10 minutes a day bu Melissa Zavaka,  She keeps me on track to what I what to achieve.


May 01, 2018 09:15 AM #24
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

No sure how I missed this one from you, Grant. Glad Debbie reblogged it this morning. As usual great stuff - and a good reminder to continue to monitor our goals and take the steps necessary to meet our deadlines. D 

May 01, 2018 09:47 AM #25
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Hello Grand,

I could not take just a few out of the 5 as all the keys you mentioned are equally important. 



May 01, 2018 01:52 PM #26
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Sheila - right, just think about not lists when we go to the grocery store.

Will - I hadn't heard but sound like a great book.

Debb and Bernie - monitoring the goals keeps us on track.

Maria - they are all usefull.

May 02, 2018 03:35 AM #27
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is excellent advice to share. I will schedule a July reblog.

May 02, 2018 04:39 AM #28
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Having a plan and a plan to hit the target is key in achieving your goals. Excellent advice. 

Jul 18, 2018 04:17 AM #29
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

There is nothing I like better than to set a goal, put forth a plan to achieve it, and then go do it. OK, maybe sitting back and reaping the rewards is better than the actual pursuit.

Jul 18, 2018 06:46 PM #30
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Roy - thanks again for re blogging this.

Joyce - having a plan is essential otherwise planning to fail.

Elizabeth - although the journey is also worth it.

Jul 19, 2018 10:39 AM #31
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