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When your boss tells you to finish the 200 pages report by today, you will say it is impossible. Even if you agree to do it, you will not be willingly to do it because you know that it is not possible to do so.
The same is applied to goal setting. If you tell you mind, you want something unreachable, your mind will not be willing to reach it for you. You will not find any reason to do it.
So how to make your goal seems reachable even it is a very big goal?
Slice up the goal
How do you eat your meal? You eat one mouthful at a time. How do you read a book? A page at a time.
Slice up your goals into mini goals. Then slice up the mini goals into mini steps of 15 minutes or less. Now look at each mini step. Do you think you can do one mini step now? Of course you can. You feel you can. You think you can. Why? Each step only take 15 minutes and therefore you are confident of completing it.
Find a person who has achieve the same goal
Look around you or search the internet for anyone who has achieve what you want. You will feel a goal more achievable if someone else has achieved the same goal. This is especially true if the person is close to you.
If your father is a army general, you will likely to feel that you can also be a general. If your friend has successfully loose weight, you will feel you can also achieve your ideal weight. If you read about someone in the internet like Louise Hay who can cure herself of illness and help others to do so, you feel you are ready to be cured.
Find more info about achieving your goal
If you can get more how-to information about your goal, you will feel that you can achieve it because you already know the how-to. Search the internet or look for books on how to achieve your goal. Knowing how-to is winning half the battle.
Have a plan
Know what you want. Know where you are now. Now plan the steps from where you are to where you want to be. That is called a plan. The best plan is a written plan. As you are not going to achieve the goal within one day, it is best to write down a plan so that you can know the next step.
Another important question is how do you know that you have reach your goal. Having a goal to loose weight is too general. How do you know if you have achieve the goal to loose weight? Perhaps fitting yourself into the dress you want to wear, lets you know that you have achieve the goal. You must know what will tell you that you have reached the goal.