As I told you in my previous blog, I’m on a bit of productivity drive right now and planning for success.

I have made great plans to take this blog up to the next level this year, and I am studying not just the tasks I need to do to achieve this, but also how to motivate myself to succeed, and how to fit in all of the steps I will need to take into my busy lifestyle.

While I’m doing that, I plan to share with you some of the hints, tricks and tools that I am using along the way. So let’s start at the very beginning, when you are planning what it is you want to achieve

When you are planning for success, sometimes the most important thing to do is to pick the right goal to start with. In order to do so, there are some important key questions that you should ask yourself. The answers will help you to pave the way to your success!

What am I passionate about?

If you don’t know what you are passionate about, then you need to stop right now and figure that out. If you spend your life working towards something that doesn’t spark your passion, then you are going to have a hard time motivating yourself to succeed.

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Where am I right now?

Be honest with yourself when answering this question. Evaluate where you are in life and how close you feel to achieving your goal. Don’t use it as a way to be hard on yourself. Simply figure out where you are and how far you have to go before you are where you want to be.

Consider the resources you have and what you need to acquire and then consider what that knowledge might mean.

Where do I begin?

It’s hard to get started without knowing where you’re going to begin. before you can start you need to break the goal down into it’s logicall steps and figure out which one or ones come first. Evaluate your goals and dissect them from the top to the bottom, until you find yourself able to answer this question.

What is my end game?

If you don’t know where you want to end up, you might never figure out where to start, nor when to stop. Think carefully about what the goal looks like and where you want to end up and what your end game looks like. Use visualisation techniques to help you pave the way to success.

Why did I choose this goal?

Every goal is unique, especially when it comes to why the person setting the goal has chosen it.

What are your personal motivations behind choosing this goal?

What do you specifically hope to achieve by following this goal through to its fruition? Do you want to make the world a better place? Improve the lives of the elderly or disabled?

Pinpointing this will help you to shape your mission statement and stay motivated!

What are my obstacles?

Knowing your obstacles before you even begin is a great way to face your fears and consider ways to overcome the challenges that might get in the way of your success. Addressing these early on ensure that you have a plan to fall back on when the time comes, ensuring that you will be able to overcome the obstacles and succeed!

What can’t I do by myself?

Every goal starts out huge, and there are ways that other people can help us to get where we want to be. Whether it’s through offering resources or simply being there to provide moral support and accountability, there are ways others can help you and you should think about who could help you and how.

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