5 Tips for Setting Long-Term Goals

Hello everyone, it’s me, Leon R.M. Auguste, coming to you with another post. Today, I’ll be sharing with you my top 5 tips for acquiring and keeping long-term goals.

First, of course, the obvious thing that you should likely already know about setting goals is that you must be consistent with what your goals are. This is a no-brainer, but without argument, it is the one thing that is overwhelmingly overlooked by many people in our world.

To begin, the 1st tip you should know is this one: You need to make your goals in “real-time.” What does this even mean to you or me? Well, here’s the long-and-short of it. Too often, we are guilty of making outlandish dreams or too little of a goal that might seem insignificant to us a couple of days later. On the one hand, that’s totally fine. In fact, that’s what makes us all thrive and learn in life. But, on the other hand, you should definitely hold your personal ideals close to your heart.

But on the other hand, you should also be very careful what you wish for. Things in the world hardly ever work according to how we want them to work. You must remember that there is always some form of manager, boss, and superior above us who finalizes our decisions. But our dreams and aspirations outside of work are what allow us to live our life without restraint.

On a personal note, that’s why I like to keep my dreams to myself (under rare circumstances, I’ll share my aspirations with people in life. But otherwise, I keep my thoughts to myself since many people don’t want to hear what you say. We’re all guilty of this, especially me on most days).

My 2nd tip is: Always be open-minded to making minor tweaks to your goal. This absolutely, without a doubt in my mind, has to be one of the most intrusive problems people face with their goals. Unfortunately, some people in the world are so incredibly stubborn that they can’t imagine the input of outside advice changing their work. It’s a barrier that stops many people from advancing toward their goals.

The main issue with this one is that people take everything that happens to them personally. If you want to succeed globally, you cannot take everything so emotionally wounding. You have to grow a thick skin in life to truly become successful in the long term.

My 3rd tip is: Learn to say “yes” more instead of “no.” You need to learn how to expand your horizons sometimes and grow your inner circle of contacts. It’s much easier said than done, but it’s not impossible. You just need to have the right mindset. That’s the key to most success stories in the world. Don’t be so hard on yourself; allow temporary changes to take hold of you and flow with life.

Otherwise, if you are way too stubborn, you’ll never see any results because you’re so against change. Here’s the best way I can put this: the people in positions of power don’t care for any of us; they would rather us stay stubborn and ignorant. So start to be more open and learn to not be so judgmental or resistant to change or new people/places.

My 4th tip: Make time for others. Now I don’t expect you to clear out the next two months on your business calendar. I’m just asking you to be flexible with people you like as a friend/acquaintance/contact. So you can potentially gain a priceless moment of more profound friendship with people in your life.

Whenever I think of my older brother, I feel a little wrong. He doesn’t have a lot of friends, he doesn’t like to go out much, and he doesn’t speak with strangers all that often. But, I have hope that this will change one day since I’ve begun to see an ever-so slow change in his behavior.

But the point that I’m trying to make is that change should never take countless years. Life is short, remember, so don’t let it pass you by just to stay in your “comfort zone.” Instead, be a bit risky, do something you wouldn’t usually do in your everyday life.

Here’s my 5th Tip: Go sightseeing or hiking near your home. This one has helped me considerably over the last couple of months. I find that even hiking twice a week has given me a lot of stamina. This helps, in turn, to do more work-related things to better my own personal brand and career online.

Of course, it also does wonders for your health. You’ll begin to see real-world results that start to change your personal life in many different ways that you may not see at this very moment. Seeing new things and going to new places will remind you what your true purpose in life is.x

With that said, I want to say thank you. Thank you to all of those who have been with me since the beginning. I appreciate all of your support! So again, thank you, and I’ll always be here to talk with you.

Forever in Your Debt,

Leon R.M. Auguste

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