Your Guide to Success: Goals You’ll Achieve

You can’t succeed without having goals…and achieving them. This article from Porch.Com tells us all about it.

by Daniela Gonzalez

Learn to learn

The benefits of learning new things are plentiful, whether for a hobby or work. While it can be hard to learn something new, the farther you come, the more motivated you will become, which will bleed into other aspects of life. Your brain will be healthier. All this will improve your outlook and make you happier.

You can learn to cook or play an instrument. You can take courses in lock picking, knot tying, and meditation. Perhaps you’d prefer to learn to code or how to draw. Maybe you want to be the decluttering master or edit photos. These are all skill sets you can learn from home. Most will have the added effect of improving your family’s lives.

Learning can be challenging. Motivation can be powerful, and people come out hot. The key to success is to set goals. Goals are healthy habits that can lead you to great things.

Identify your goals, and set them out clearly

Goals are your roadmap to success if appropriately created. When we talk about goals, they can’t be vague or impossible. Cleaning the house in a day is impossible. Sure, you could probably do it, but the minute your family wanders in and dirties another dish right after you clean the kitchen, you’re behind in your goals. Instead, you want to break that goal into manageable steps leading to a clean home. Maybe your goals today are to dust the living room, sweep the floors, and tackle some clutter on a side table. You can accomplish this. and your house becomes cleaner. Your brain also rewards you with the satisfaction of achieving your goal.

Make a list

Writing goals down creates visual stimuli for you. It helps you understand the scope of the work, which will assist you in scheduling and splitting up the work. You can organize your list in whatever way works for you. Don’t keep goals in your head. Your head is a place where thoughts come and go constantly. You need somewhere these goals won’t float away into the ether.


You might have an extensive list of goals, and you might have a small one. Either way, you can see them on the page. Which ones do you prioritize? I learned too late to prioritize exercise since I work at a desk. Do specific goals have time restraints or closer deadlines? Are there goals you’re not looking forward to? If your goals are in small, manageable steps, consider picking the one you least want to do first. Then, whenever you look at your list, you’ll always feel satisfied that the complex task is out of your way instead of feeling doomed….

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