In everyday conversation the term goal and the manner about achieving it brings to the fore the observed cause of its failure. Most goals are reduced to mere wishes irrespective of their significance in the stand of things. Wishes are driven by mere emotions and emotions don’t achieve goals. The term goal can comprise a broad activity the sum of which may not usually turn out to be the whole. The sheer excitement of the significance of a task may drive most people to get emotional rather than pragmatic while setting goals as well as going about achieving them, this can end up being counter productive.
Following the 3 keys to keep up with a goal here are 3 more virtues to help you build a steam head towards achieving your goal.
Accountability - developing the ability to give account of every effort, time and resource committed to the goal. To fulfill a task or bring about the reality of an idea, having a goal alone is not enough. Every goal is a mini project in its right worthy of a plan, a time span and perhaps a budget if necessary. All these however will amount to little when there is zero accountability. If a farmer by conscious effort cultivates his land, it will yield the desires produce, if otherwise by negligence he fails to cultivate, the farm will still grow plants but this time unproductively. Accountability includes but is not limited to asking yourself the right questions, knowing what is expected of every input and seeing that expectations are met. If I’m going to be spending an hour a day to achieve this goal what percentage of the whole am I expecting to complete in that hour? Accountability puts the backbone into people who might otherwise let their responsibility slip.
Responsibility: most people see themselves as the function of their success and not their failure. One may rightly agree that success has many fathers while failure has just one. Seeing yourself as the sole function of either the success or failure of your goal puts you in good position psychologically and motivationally to own as well as live up to the responsibility goal wise. When you own up to responsibility of eventual outcome prior to events you kill the chance of excusing yourself when the difficult aspects of activity approach.
Commitment: in this three action plan I discussed the far reaching effects this virtue can have on achieving a goal through a set plan. Responsibility begets commitment, people comparatively feel important when they are assigned responsibility over something. They must believe in a way they are trusted to be handed the said responsibility, so a normal person as not to disappoint that trust, will commit to the responsibility. A worthy goal deserves a plan and the plan is anything to go by, it must be committed to.
The probability of achieving a goal driven by emotion alone is 5 times lesser when compared to having a plan about it. It is 7 times more certain that you will complete a goal when you affirm it by committing someone else you will do it. It becomes almost 100% certain that a goal will be completed if there exist a specific accountability appointment someone else not lacking in the necessary commitment live up to the expected responsibility the task brings.