Goal driven or goal oriented means setting targets and objectives that will make progress throughout your life much smoother. A goal driven person will work much harder whenever there are deadlines to be met. To be successful in life there must be the desire to set goals and work towards achieving them. Success is what everybody desires and for many, they do not realise that they possess all the tools necessary to achieve that which they strive for.

For many people their achievements are attained from the habits. It is the quality of the habits they have that will determine how successful they will become. One of the good habits that one can form is to be a goal driven person.

To be goal driven and become successful requires at least two components namely preparation and motivation. In preparation you should be aware of the tasks ahead to be undertaken, and establish time saving mechanisms to efficiently utilise your time. Be organised so that your tasks may flow uninterrupted, make plans for the tasks ahead, have a clear idea of the sequences that need to followed so that you don’t get stuck at one stage of the task. It is wise to breakdown large projects into more manageable tasks. These tasks should be prioritised so that important stages can be completed first, this could boost morale and increase motivation. Keep in mind that the goal may not be achieved on the first attempt, in such circumstances it is wise to come up with an alternative plan.

Be motivated and keep a track of your progress, it might be necessary to reassign time to tasks so that they do not build up on you. Be positive in your thinking and do not become overwhelmed if at times you consider yourself to be behind in your tasks.

At times it is good to challenge yourself to keep in control of the situation and remain focused on the desired outcome. In the drive for achieving a set goal it is important to never lose sight of the end result half way through, and never anticipate what the final results may be before reaching there. It is prudent to be faithful to your goals and never give up, and remain focus to the end.

Successful people do not give up, but keep trying new ways until their goals are met. To be successful in attaining your goals, you should get on with the task at hand and continually take action and do not procrastinate neither at the beginning nor during the process. It would be prudent of you to be self -disciplined, and have the ability to master and control yourself. It is this self-discipline, which is essential in attaining your goals, and ultimately making you a successful person.

In the words of Albert Einstein “if you want to live a happy life tie it to a goal not to people or things”.


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This article has 3 comments

  1. Roseline Phahlane Reply

    Your article is an eye opener for a person who wants to learn and grow.

    There’s nothing in life that is insurmountable. Once you’ve set your mind to achieve your goal, no obstacle should make you give up.

    A chunk goal may be broken into small milestones for it to be achieved.

    Your article taught me that preparation and self confidence is key in everything in life.

    I’m grateful!!

  2. ANGEL Reply

    I am happy to have found you:)
    Preparation and self confidence is the main driven in attaining goals in lifr
    I am feeling grateful
    Dont stop growing and always keep learning!!

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