5 Ways to Reach Your Goals

It’s Guest post Monday. This post is written by Farouk Radwan who is the founder of 2knowmyself.com. You can connect with him on Google+ and Facebook. If you would like to be featured on the Guest Post Monday please click here.

No matter who you are or where you come from I am sure that you have certain goals that you want to achieve. The difference a happy and an unhappy person is that the actively peruses his goals while the second never does so.

That’s why You won’t be able to succeed in life, feel self confident or become happy before you learn how to reach your goals.

How to reach your goals?

So the question is, how can you reach your goals? Here are the answers:

1)      Understand how success works: Many people lose hope after they fail once or twice because they educated themselves about the way success happens. Ask any successful person how he succeeded and you will find that he had to fail several times before he did it. When you understand how success works you wont stop when you fail.

2)      Stand up quickly:  Some people waste a lot of time between failed attempts and as a result they lose precious time. Its ok to feel bad after you fail but this doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t stand up quickly after you fall. Take few days to express your feelings then stand up to fight again.

3)      Fix your mistake: After each failure you must find out what went wrong so that you can change it. If you kept trying hundreds of times without changing your approach then you won’t reach anything and you will remain where you are.

4)      Have faith: If you don’t have faith in your abilities then there is a very big possibility that you will lose hope along the way and stop. The road to success is bumpy, you  need a lot of faith in order to keep going else you will stop along the way.

5)      Know how the road to success looks like:  On your way to success you are going to find failures, rejections, criticism, setbacks, bad emotions, down times and more. Unless you understand how the road to success looks like you might stop midway. Of course there is a tiny possibility that you might succeed without facing those things but most likely you will have to pass by them before you reach your final destination. Just keep going and you will make it

Question: What are some other ways a leader can reach for their goals? 

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  • Floyd Samons

    Great advice. One might even be able to argue that if difficulties and failures aren’t fought through and won the chance of staying or living at that victorious moment will be short lived. A good example of that is the lottery ticket winners; they seldom keep what they have because they don’t understand what it takes to earn it in the first place.

    • I totally agree with you Floyd. It’s the goals we have had to fight for that really stick. Thank you for adding to the discussion.

      • “Goals we fight for that really stick”- reminds me of a time in college when I worked REALLY hard in a class but didn’t make the grade I had thought I would. Even though I didn’t get the higher grade, I was proud of my grade- more proud of it than all my other grades put together.

        Hard work pays off. Knowing why we are working for something really makes a difference in the long run.

        • TC Avey,

          Hard works always makes the accomplishment feel better even if we don’t get the desired results. Thank you for sharing that example.

  • Solid advice for reaching goals. I would say that continuing to learn is a good way of reaching your goals – learning keeps the mind working and open to new ideas and directions.

    • Jim,

      I once heard John Maxwell say, “be growth driven and not goal driven.” If we are growth driven we will always keep moving forward while if we are goal driven we will reach that goal and stop. Thank you for reading and sharing.

  • I think number 3 is important because we will fail and that’s where most people quit. We have to get back up and try harder. Great post Solid

    • I like #3 also Kimanzi and fixing your mistake. It’s how you learn to grow.

    • Some times the hardest part is getting back up after a failure to keep moving forward toward our goals and success. Thank you for sharing.

  • Farouk, the road to success can be a winding road and most likely will be for the majority of folks. I like how you throw in all the emotions of success.

    • I liked how he talked about the “emotions of success” as well. Thank you for reading and sharing.

  • Defining what the goal is will help reach our goals. Many times we confuse the product with the outcome. The Product can be a well written book, the outcome can be financial reward. The financial reward is not the goal, yes,it’s nice to be rewarded, but the important part is the product, that is what the goal should be.

    • Great point Juan. It’s essential to define our goals and to have the right perspective about them. Thanks for adding to the discussion.

  • Understanding how success works and knowing how the road to success looks like is very important.

    Our lives are distinct and it’s important to personalize our own journey – to understand that it’s unique and while we can learn from another person’s walk, ours is different. Understanding this can help us explore, take risks that others’ haven’t, not compare e.t.c
    great post.

    • Great points Ngina. Each person has a unique purpose/journey and should set goals to achieve them.

  • Great list. I especially appreciate that you said it’s ok to feel bad when you fall, but you should stand up quickly. I go through a brief down feeling after I make mistakes or something doesn’t work out – I think it’s important to not judge yourself for feeling down… just don’t stay down! :)

    Another way to reach for goals is to seek support from other leaders and learn from their examples and successes.

    • Denise,

      Your so right. We are emotional beings and need to be able to know and understand our emotions. Thank you for stopping by and sharing.

    • thanks for the comment Denise : )

  • Take action…

    If you’re unwilling to take action and the lead you’ll never begin the journey to reaching your goals. You must take that first step.

    • Great point Joe. Action is always needed. Thank you for sharing.

  • Farouk recently posted on my blog as well. I like his writing. He is simple and to the point. His advice is excellent. Action is key. Continued motivation is core.

    • Dan, He is a talented writer. Thank you for reading and sharing.

  • Great advice. Another way/shortcut to reach goals is to form relevant habits and let habits guide your daily activities instead of using willpower.


    • Such a great point Harry. Our daily habits determine our future. Thank you for stopping by and reading.