By: CJ Ramsaran

Many of us share a similar goal; the goal to not only find success, but to achieve it, and sustain it.

Success… how will you get there, and are you ready for it?

Are you truly ready for it?

As with most goals in life, you should establish a plan for the success you wish to reach.

Start by identifying the big picture?

What is it that you wish to be, to achieve, or to accomplish?  What is the ultimate goal and reward you’re after?

Once you have identified this, you can then begin setting smaller, more attainable goals, which will bring you closer to your ultimate reward.

Your goals should be SMART:

  • S – Specific
  • M – Measurable
  • A – Attainable
  • R – Relevant
  • T – Time-bound

If your goal is to be a writer, to meet the SMART Goal mnemonic , you should re-state your goal in the following context: to be a published writer by 31-Dec-11.

Write down your goals and track your progress daily.

You will have wins, and you will also have losses.

Learn from your mistakes and set-backs, and remember to reward yourself for the milestones you achieve along the way.

Revisit your goals often to ensure you are on track.

Modify or tweak some of your smaller goals to keep them realistic and attainable.

Success can and will be yours… but you must stay focused!  Focus will allow you to achieve your ultimate goal, and to claim your ultimate prize!