Should I make goals

Achieve goals - that's how it works.

TIP 1: Choose ONE specific goal that is REALLY important to you.
You make it more difficult to achieve your goals if you are aiming for several goals at the same time or if you just want to change for the sake of another person. It is better to tackle one goal at a time. So choose a concrete goal that is important to you and create a plan for how you want to pursue and achieve this goal.

At what point do you want to do something for your goal? How much time do you want to spend on it? Which intermediate steps are necessary to achieve the goal? When you give up something (e.g., smoking), what do you want to do instead?

TIP 2:Take action.
Do not persist in thinking through possible solutions over and over again. Don't wait for things to fall into your lap. For the most part, successful people have done something to be successful. Do not postpone the start until tomorrow, but become active immediately.

TIP 3: Don't listen to your gut.
Don't wait until you feel like getting active. In this case, your gut is a bad advisor. When you have analyzed the situation and come up with a plan, then you can take off, even if you feel uncomfortable, insecure or do not feel like it. Once you are active, you will be rewarded for your actions. You can be proud of yourself and feel good about yourself.

TIP 4:Focus on your success.
Don't paralyze yourself wondering what other people think of you or whether you might fail. Define success in terms of seizing the opportunity and taking action.

TIP 5:Build up your enthusiasm.
Visualize vividly how your life will change when you have achieved your goal. How will you feel - physically and mentally? Then how will you feel about yourself? How will others react to you? How will your professional and private life situation change?

Surround yourself with people who have already achieved your goal or are also working towards it. Enthusiasm is contagious. You can also read books about successful people, which will increase your motivation and stamina.

TIP 6:Consider a setback or failure as feedback.
When you start something new or want to break an old habit, the change is usually not straightforward. You may make a detour, encounter hurdles, or even end up in a dead end.

Do not view these stumbling blocks as personal failure. Mistakes and failures only inform you that you have to try harder or perhaps choose a different path. They do not mean that you are generally incompetent or that your bet is futile. Failure cannot diminish your worth as a person.

TIP 7:Stay tuned.
Goals can sometimes only be achieved over the course of months and years. So you have to wait a long time until your desired reward is finally due. Over time, therefore, there is a risk that your enthusiasm will wane and you will let go of your goal.

However, you can make it easier for yourself to stay on track and persevere by repeatedly reminding yourself of the reasons you made this resolution. It is also helpful to focus your gaze on the route that you have already covered. In which relationship are you already better? To what extent do you find the new behavior easier? Etc. And of course you should always praise yourself for your efforts and treat yourself to a small reward every now and then.

And very important: To get from the valley to the summit, you have to keep an eye on the summit. So always keep an eye on your goal and the benefits associated with achieving it.