Friday, April 4, 2014

D | 7D Ladder to Achieve Your Goals in Life

Do you have goals?
Do you want to achieve them?
Do you know how to get there?
Hmm.. Well.. If you're looking for some guidance, then this is the post written for you based on all the I have observed and learned in my life...

D1: Discover your goals for life
"If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” BY Albert Einstein
Discovering your goals is the first step to get there. And discovery can sometimes take a lot of time, effort and also support from those around you. But discovery is really the process in which you think through what you want to achieve. For e.g.: I would like to write more often can be a broad goal that you discover for yourself

D2: Define your goals in a clear and concise fashion
A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.”  BY Bruce Lee
The next step is to precisely define what you really want to achieve. The more specific you are, the better are your chances in reaching your goal. And the best way is to define SMART goal (Simple Measurable Action-Oriented Realistic and Time Bound). For e.g.: I will publish one blog every month of this year is a good target to start off with for any blogger

D3: Design a plan to achieve your goal
A goal without a plan is just a wish.” BY Larry Elder
Once you have defined your goals, design a realistic plan to achieve your goal. I emphasize on realistic as you need to be cognizant of your current commitments, circumstances and constraints; and model a "personalized plan" factoring all of these. For e.g.: I will wake up at 6 AM and write for 30 mins on Tuesdays & Thursdays; as I need to reach work only by 9 AM.

D4: Develop your skills and everyday routine in line with your plan
To reach any goal, you usually need to develop new skills on some areas and also possibly hone and enhance skills on some areas. The best way to do this is to integrate specific tasks into your everyday routine. For e.g.: Let's continue with the goal of writing. Every writer needs to read continuously to hone their writing skills. So one specific action plan is to set aside 15 mins everyday (say during lunch time) when you will read diverse articles from diverse authors. Not only does this reading enable you to become aware of writing styles, but also increases your own knowledge base on one / more topics.

D5: Be Dedicated in doing what you have to do when you have to do it
Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed.”  BY Paulo Coelho
Next and very important is that you need to be personally dedicated towards achieving your goals. If this means that you make some sacrifices and choices to achieve this, then so be it. But be dedicated, sincere and put your best foot forward to reach your goals.

D6: Be Determined to achieve your goals
know what you want, work to get it, then value it once you have it.” BY Nora Roberts
The road to any goal has its share of ups and downs. And what will make the difference in helping you reach your goals is usually how determined you are. So stay focused, objective and positive; and when things get rough and tough - be a little kind on yourself, but never lose sight of your goal.

D7: Dream about your goals at every opportunity you get
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in you. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”  BY Rabindranath Tagore
One of the most important dimensions to achieving your goal is to dream about it at every opportunity you can. Dream the moment .. Create a visual memory .. and live the dream everyday. Before you know it, your dream will be reality and your goal will be well achieved..

On that note, Dare to Dream BIG; and work towards achieving your GOALS in LIFE!


  1. Nischala, it takes a lot of time to think and come up with these kind of posts. Really appreciate your effort. Was good reading

  2. Great Post! Setting Goals properly is soo important and many of us would not even set them at all! I totally agree with you that once that you start dreaming big, big things will happen! keep it up dear!

    Xx Laura

  3. Dream, determination, dedication so many D's we need to have to reach the GOAL !
    Great post Nischala. Loved all the quotes U used !

  4. Nice write-up. Someone said that it's not the goal that finally matters. What matters is what you become in the process of reaching that goal.

  5. Quite the wise words :) Thank you.

  6. The only place where I plan anything is at work. In my personal life, I simply go with the flow. The universe has plans all of it's own for me and all my best laid goals and plans are firmly erased. But dreaming big is my favourite pastime.

  7. I do have goals and I just hope I am able t reach them but if not it is OK as I will not give up but set new ones.

  8. Defining and designing a plan are so very important but not many people do them!

  9. you set the tone so right with D1-Discover Your Goals, promptly noted :)