How To Achieve Your Biggest Goals

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How To Achieve Your Biggest Goals

    Getting your goals accomplished is never a easy thing one must go through it all and persevere as well . Well below are some great tips and a much more in depth way to figure out how your going to achieve your greatness or goal no matter what you set out to do these insights will surely help . 
  1. Embrace the unknown.

When you experience the unknown, what is your emotional experience?

Most people perceive the unknown as threatening, signifying a low tolerance for ambiguity. But some people are more open to the unknown.

    2.  Find clarity quickly.

If you’re at mile marker 1 and your dream is at mile marker 50, you just need enough info and support to get to mile marker 3 or 4. Once you get there, you’ll need further instructions. But you have no clue what those instructions will be, because you don’t currently know what you don’t know. When you get to the next step, you’ll be able to ask better questions. You’ll be able to better assess who can help you get to mile marker 5, 6, 7 or 8. What got you here won’t get you there.

Here’s what you need to move forward right now:

    A clear checkpoint (so you actually know what to do)

  1. A hard and fast timeline
  2. The right tools and systems
  3. A support structure        

   3. Learn with a purpose 

When you seek to learn it should be purposeful.

Only you can decide the direction of your training. Research has found that self-directed learning is highly correlated with learning satisfaction. Thus, what you learn should clearly connect with your interests and goals. As Albert Einstein said, “That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes.”

  4. Focus on context-based learning.

How the Mormon church trains their young missionaries to speak foreign languages so efficiently has garnered lots of attention. When an 18- or 19-year-old enters the Missionary Training Center (MTC), they enter something of a language learning boot camp. Students at the MTC learn in a few weeks what takes most college students three to four years.

Many universities have applied the MTC’s methods to their language learning curricula. The U.S. Military has also studied and teamed with the MTC to better understand how to efficiently train their soldiers. As a result, the Army’s Intelligence Brigade, based in Utah, draws on former Mormon missionaries to fill their ranks.

So what are some of the MTC methods?

Primarily, the MTC uses context-based learning. They start by reciting a phrase and working on the pronunciation. Once the student has a basic grasp, they are put into groups of two to role play real-world scenarios. Role plays make up approximately 70 percent of learning at the MTC—learning while doing—with a teacher standing by to individually coach when needed.

The system is simple:

  • Learn a concept.
  • Practice and use that concept in a real-world scenario.
  • Get coaching and feedback 
  • Repeat.
  • Get coaching and feedback.             

    5. Apply context-based learning.

“If you want lasting change, you’ve got to give up this idea of ‘trying something.’ You’ve got to decide you’re going to commit to mastery. Most people dabble. They say, ‘I’d like to change my body,’ or ‘I’d like to make my relationship better.’ These people don’t have enough detail to follow through.” —Tony Robbin

I define learning as a permanent change in cognition and/or behavior. In other words, true learning involves a permanent change in how you see and act in the world. The accumulation of information isn’t learning.

If you want to learn something quickly, you need to immerse yourself in that thing and immediately implement what you’re learning.

The fastest way to learn Spanish, for instance, is by immersing yourself in a Spanish culture. Flashcards for 15 minutes a day will eventually get you there. But you’ll make deeper connections with a few days fully immersed than you would in months of “dabbling.”

    6. Get a teacher 

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear. When the student is truly ready, the teacher will disappear.” —Lao Tzu

When you move beyond dabbling to full commitment, you’ll want to learn quickly. So, you’ll need a teacher. Someone who can help you take the next few steps.

This teacher can be in the form of a book or an online course. Or it can be an actual person. The benefit of a real person is getting immediate, relevant feedback and direct answers to your questions.

7. Repeat until your learning becomes unconscious.

While implementing what I learned, my teacher would watch me from a distance. He let me struggle as I tried to remember what he had just shown me.

The first time applying what he taught took a lot of time and effort. So we did it again, and again, and again. Over time, I became competent and confident.

Learning something newis all about memory and how you use it. At first, your prefrontal cortex—which stores your working (or short-term) memory—is really busy figuring out how the task is done.

But once you’re proficient, the prefrontal cortex gets a break. In fact, it’s freed up by as much as 90% Once this happens, you can perform that skill automatically, leaving your conscious mind to focus on other things.

This level of performance is called automaticity, and reaching it depends on what psychologists0 call over-learning or over-training.

 

   8. Set specific goals with a hard timeline.

Once the training is complete, you need to take it into the real world. You do this by setting huge goals requiring you to use the knowledge you’ve just acquired.

Just before leaving my teacher’s house, we set goals together. Although the goals seemed overwhelmingly big, I felt confident I could achieve them because I now had clarity.

The timeline to achieve my goals was three months. At the end of those three months, I’d be back at his house for more training. We were on each other’s Google calendars and I paid him in advance for our next immersion learning experience.

   9. Tracking and Accountability 

Clarity is what creates motivation.

Tracking is what creates awareness.

Reporting is what creates accountability.

Having these three will help you progress quickly.

If you’re not tracking your daily behaviors, you are undoubtedly doing worse than you think you are. For example, most people have no clue where their money goes because they don’t track their expenses.

self-regulation is the psychological process that detects inconsistency between your goals and your behaviors. It is the ignition of your motivational forces helping you get from where you are to where you want to be.

Specifically, self-regulation works in three ways:

  • Self-monitoring determines how well you are currently performing.
  • Self-evaluation determines how well you are performing comparative to your goals.
  • Self-reaction determines how you think and feel comparative to your goals. When you feel dissatisfied with your performance, self-reaction pushes you to reallocate your motivation resources.

 

Going after your goals or dreams are never easy and alot of times after you realize besides keep at it and being optomistic there is a bit of science behnd it and methods ot increase your chances of success. Stay Inspired !  


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