Goal setting. It is something which everyone attempts to do, yet only a couple of people actually can make it work. The challenge that most individuals face is dedication and commitment. As soon as your journey begins, hurdles and obstacles arise, and this is where many people wind up quitting. Goal setting does not need to be that way. With some simple tricks and tips, it’s possible to make goal setting work well for you.

Decide what you wish to accomplish

It’s the simplest part of goal setting. Ask yourself, “What is it I’d like to accomplish within a year?” A single year is an adequate amount of time to make a huge goal a reality. In order to make it easy on yourself, stick with one massive goal.

Mini Goals

Break your goal down into smaller steps you need to take in order to accomplish your goal. This is where the process starts to get more challenging. Also, it’s the step in which most individuals fall off of the bandwagon. How are you prepared to make the goal a reality? You require concrete measures to reach your destination. To get from point A to point B, you must know your route. The same concept will apply to goal setting.

Don’t get lazy now! You’re just getting started.

Jot it down

To fly from wishful thinking to really accomplishing your goals, you must write down all of your commitments. You must inform your brain that you’re serious in this endeavor by making it believe there’s a level of investment. As a human being, once we’ve invested into something, we dislike losing our investment, and we will go to great lengths in order to keep it. By jotting down your steps and goals, you’ll have clarity, yet also, you are telling the brain “See, it’s important to me, and I am investing in it; therefore, let us not drop the ball.”

Do something each day which brings you closer to goals

How will you ensure that you’ll attain your goals? Work on them each day. No matter if it’s just 10 minutes or 2 hours. Work on them every day, so it’s inevitable you’ll get what you desire. Utilize the compound effect in your favor; the earlier you begin, the better your chances of accomplishing your goal become as time passes. The more time you spend moving toward your goals, the quicker you’ll accomplish them.

Author's Bio: 

Doug Dvorak is a Motivational Keynote Speaker that delivers keynotes on leadership, motivation, sales and business. Doug is also the CEO of The Sales Coaching Institute, a worldwide organization that assists clients with sales productivity training other aspects of sales and marketing management. Mr. Dvorak’s clients are range from entrepreneurs to fortune 500 companies including, IBM, Marriott, Subway and Unilever, just to name a few.

Mr. Dvorak has delivered over 1000 customized sales training keynotes, presentations and workshops on over 5 continents, 107 countries and 1 million people and growing. He has also earned an international reputation for his powerful sales training, educational methods and motivational techniques.

His background in sales, leadership, management and customer experience and loyalty has allowed him to become one of world’s most sought after sales training consultants, lecturers and teachers. This vast experience has helped him shape and determine his philosophies on sales success which he now shares annually with thousands of individuals through keynote presentations, syndicated writing, television, seminars, books and tapes.

Mr. Dvorak is a certified sales trainer, sales coach and management consultant. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and a Master of Business Administration in Marketing Management. However, Mr. Dvorak’s sense of humor is no less refined, as he is a graduate of the Player’s Workshop of the Second City, one of the oldest and most prestigious improvisational comedy schools in the world.

Doug's dedication to success and sales excellence led him to be named one of the “Top Ten Sales Professionals in America” in 1988, by Personal Selling Power Magazine. Between 1995 and 2006, Mr. Dvorak’s vision and leadership were recognized when he was honored with induction into several prestigious National and International Who’s Who organizations, including: Who’s Who in Professional Speaking.

Mr. Dvorak is an active member of the National Speakers Association.