We all have that one goal we want to accomplish, right? It might be a little goal that we keep setting. Or it might be a big goal that keeps alluding us.
But we all have that goal. And we all want to be successful in accomplishing that goal.
But it seems so hard sometimes.
You’ve heard the phrase “It’s not rocket science!” haven’t you? Most things aren’t – though they may feel like it because we tend to complicate things through over-thinking, procrastinating, making excuses or believing that we just can’t do it. That’s what happens with our goals sometimes.
We make them too hard.
I have a long way to go in learning what success looks like and exactly how to achieve it in accomplishing any given goal. However, there are some things I’ve learned that I’m absolutely certain apply to virtually anything I want to pursue – simple secrets to success.
7 Simple Secrets To Successfully Accomplishing Any Goal
Stop Making Excuses
Excuses are easy. Really, they are. And our goals and dreams are really only wishes until we stop making excuses. Most of the time I find my excuses are really ways of saying “I don’t want to give the time…effort…money… [ insert whatever it may be here ] to make this venture successful.”
As often as not, this is where we fall short, because we fail to even start on that great idea. It really isn’t that hard…after we stop making excuses we just need to get started.
When I get an idea I tend to go all the way to the end with it. Do you? I think BIG. I think complex. I thing what it could be. And this causes me to stumble out of the gate. In every step of the process, I need to keep things as simple as possible. Simple is good.
With growth & progress toward your goal comes new possibilities. New things to think about. New ideas built on the original ideas.
And distraction from the original goal.
Staying focused takes direction, discernment and discipline, but it’s critical to success.
Stick With It
“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” John Quincy Adams
Stick With It Some More
That’s what perseverance is…sticking with it some more. It may take 10 times as long as you thought it would, but if it is a worthy pursuit, then it’s worthy of sticking with it some more, and some more, and some more.
I don’t believe there is any sure formula for success. However, just about every “formula” I’ve ever seen contained these elements in some form or another. And my experience has been the same. Every once in awhile someone achieves success out of the blue and with little effort. For the rest of us, we need stay on the path and eventually we will succeed.