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Overload Alert - Tips For Achieving Your Goals More Effectively

With so many different things going on at any moment or any time of the day don't you ever feel like you have a bit of an overload alert? 

On top of all your goals that you want to achieve and have to complete by the end of the day there's also so much information we have to sort through and with the advancement of the internet which is at the tips of our fingers at all times it makes it harder to find quality information if you don't know where to look.

I certainly feel overwhelmed sometimes when I want to find specific information about something and then I have loads of sites to search through or have a pile of papers to do (or blog posts to write).

We only have 24 hours in a day, ideally 7 or 8 of those are sleeping hours (but most of us probably only get 5), that leaves you with 16 or 17 hours to work with. Then you add eating, commuting and break/rest time which adds up to 4 hours at the least. That leaves you with a remainder of 12 or 13 working hours if you're lucky. Of course everyone's schedule is different and most of you might have kids and a wife or husband who take up even more time.  

How is it possible to reach your full potential with only 13 hours in the day at the most? There are a few things that I've been doing lately to help me achieve my goals. Now, I'm far from being an expert in this field but I do know that these tips I'm going to share with you have helped me a lot. I've learned most of these tips from my previous review of 'Second Chance - Robert Kiyosaki' which you can check in the link. I've also learned from other people around me as well as from reading books everyday.

So here are three simple tips that you can make part of your habit to give you some tools to help you to achieve your own goals.

1. Write your goals down.

You've probably heard your teacher say this many times to you when you were going to school. Your teachers told you to write your goals down. Maybe they even made it an assignment for you and actually made you follow through with each goal.

I hated this at the time! I felt like it was stupid, but now that I've matured (a little) I realize that writing my goals down actually does help tons in achieving them even if I never look at the list again in my life. Once I write something down I already make a mental note that sticks in my head and if I ever forget what the goal was I can go back to my list and double check that I'm on the right track.

Lately I have been doing this A LOT and it has made a huge difference in my productivity. I start by writing down my short term goals as a checklist (daily and weekly) along with my long term goals on a separate sheet of paper. This has helped me to sort through my ideas and do the things that I want to accomplish. It may seem very elementary to do this but if you look at any person that is already successful most of them definitely write their goals down.

It may not work the same way for you but if you've never tried this then I suggest giving it a shot. You never know whether something will work until you try. You could even adapt my tip to however would work best for you.  

So why not do it too? 

NOTE: Make sure you don't make the mistake of making a goal and then not committing to it. Goals are meant to make you work harder to get what you want.

2.  Focus on one thing at a time. 

THIS IS HUGE! Specially with our phones, laptops, Ipads, food and all sorts of work that we must complete, people are multi-tasker fanatics. Some people try typing on their laptop while eating chips, Istagramming or Facebooking and half listening to their co-worker bragging about the hot date he went on last weekend. That's four different things, five if you start talking with your co-worker. 

But multi-tasking has been proven to slow the progress of your work down drastically. According to JobLoving you could lose up to 2.1 hours a day due to multitasking. So take that 12 hours from earlier and knock it down to about 10 hours of productivity!

Another great thing about cutting multitasking out of your bad habit is the fact that if you accomplish your goals for the day you can get that extra deserved leisure time for catching up on Game of Thrones before the new season comes out or whatever your heart may desire.

3. Have the right mindset of believing that you can achieve your goals and don't be discouraged by the amount of time it might take you.

I'm definitely an optimistic person but I know not everyone is like me. This tip is actually the most important thing for me in the long run of reaching my dreams and it should be for you too.

Believing in yourself is part of the battle of becoming successful. Humans have the tendency to give up when something becomes hard or just settle for what they get even though it's not half as good as what they wanted.

So what I want you to do everyday when you're getting something done is to tell yourself that you believe that you can do it. You are in charge of what the end results are and you shouldn't settle for anything less than perfect.

Nothing happens overnight either so you have to persevere through any hardships that come your way. You have to keep on telling yourself that you are capable of anything. Find a way around the problem because there is a reasonable solution to everything. 

For some it might only take a year to become successful, others up to ten years and sadly some might not even reach the success they planned for in their entire lifetime, but that's only because they didn't push hard enough to get where they wanted.

It's amazing what your own way of thinking can do for your emotional state of being. what you say and do regularly, the people you hang out with most become part of the way you think and act. Some of the bad habits you pick up might not even have originated from you. So you have to surround your thoughts and the people you spend time with the most with positiveness. 

These tips are meant to be flexible so feel free to take these and cater them to your own life. I hope and wish the best for all of you out there. Happy reading and achieving!


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