Seven Tips to Achieve Your GoalsWe are well into the second half of the year. You probably set new goals and resolutions at the beginning of the year. Are you working towards meeting those goals or already forgot about them?

Did you know 70 percent of our New Year’s goals are never met?

It’s easy to set goals, but it’s the work towards them that is difficult. It requires continuous commitment and work.

Maria Tabaka, contributor to Inc. offers some tips to help you achieve your goals.

Make Your Goals Achievable

Find a challenge, something that compels you and is attainable. “Brilliant minds need a challenge; otherwise boredom will set in and your plan will fall to the wayside,” says Tabaka. She suggests you put your goal in writing.

Make a List of Positives

Ask yourself what positive outcomes will happen. Look for things that excite you and give you something to look forward to.

Share Your Vision

Share your vision with your team to help them connect with company goals as well.

Have Patience

Goals won’t be achieved overnight; it’s the work towards them that is difficult.

Get Specific

We often make a broad declaration about what we want to accomplish, such as, “I want to grow my business.” These are vague, intangible and are hardly ever accomplished.

To achieve goals, make them specific. What exactly is it you want? How much do you want to grow your business by and how will you get it done?

Break it Down

Break down your overall goal into small ones. It will make them seem more achievable, but you still have specific things to aim for along the way. Write down, step-by-step, what you want to achieve and how you can get there.

Take Action

There is not better time to start working on your goals as the present. Don’t put them off for a better time in the future. This better time may never come. Start now!

The secret to goal attainment is once you set, start doing the work. Take action and stop the procrastination. Time is our most valuable asset. If we waste it, we can never get it back.

What other tips would you add?