Goals: Understanding what went wrong.

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I have known many people that had great ideas, daydreams, and want that were never accomplished; some even moved backwards. Whether they wanted to be a Firefighter, CEO, Prom Queen, etc.; many of these people tend to look back and wonder how I got here. But why?

I believe that there a 5 steps that can help you to accomplish your goals.

1. Defining goals

Self-Reflection, Understanding, and Acceptance is a key component. Self-Reflection is a tool of understanding ones strengths and weaknesses. In doing this, I believe that finding these strengths and weaknesses can open your eyes to goals, career paths, and family choices that you never thought of. Self-Reflection is not easy, but is accentual to accomplishing goals.

2. Setting unrealistic goals

I don’t believe that setting goals to high is the problem, but to low. “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we hit it.”, quoted by – Michelangelo Buonarroti – Renaissance artist. I think that he was onto something. If we set bars or barriers to low, they get in our way of accomplishing what our level of talent can do. When this happens goals aren’t there to help but to hinder our growth.

3. Mind Set

Positivity is a huge factor in accomplishing goals. We have all worked with, lived with, or been a culprit of negativity. Negativity is like a monster pulling us back from where we set ourselves to go. Whether negativity comes from the weather, a friend/family member, or change; resisting the urge will only help us to get where we want to go.

4. Hard work

Goals are not easy. If they were, everyone would accomplish a college degree, a promotion, or a marathon. I believe that goals need to be set and followed through with daily, weekly, monthly, yearly, and until you reach your big goal; then you set a new goal all over again. By setting small goals, it is a reminder of your big goal on a daily basis.

5. Don’t give up

Some people let their insecurities, fears, and uncertainties win. I know this may seem silly, but I have witnessed people that only stand in their own way. Don’t miss your goals because you weren’t willing to fight for them.

Goals are a huge part in being successful in the recruiting industry, and I hope that this blog is inspirational.

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