1) Get clear on what you want.
This may sound obvious but you have to get crystal clear on what you want in order to manifest it. What exactly do you want and why do you want it? What is your desired outcome? What would happen if this goal is not met?
2) Write down your goals.
Here's why: According to a study done by Dr. Gail Matthews, a psychology professor at Dominican University of California, you're 42% more likely to achieve your goals if you put pen to paper. 42%! Transfer all of your great ideas and dreams onto paper and write them down.
If you don't truly believe you can achieve your goal, your subconscious mind will not allow you to achieve it. Like Henry Ford once said, "Whether you think you can or think you can't, you're right." Everything-- our thoughts, feelings, actions and results-- all stem from our beliefs. Rather than focusing on why you can't achieve it, focus on how you can. You know what you desire and why now, so what do you need to do to make it happen? It's okay if you don't know every detail of how you will manifest it... YET. The key is having confidence that you will be able to figure it out along the way.
4) Remind yourself constantly of the goal.
There are a variety of ways to keep your goals at the forefront of your mind. You can keep a goal setting planner you write in regularly, create a vision board and put it somewhere you would see it every day or write your affirmation on a note and stick it where you'd see it often (like your computer monitor or bathroom mirror). By constantly reminding yourself of your goal, you'll stay focused and prioritize what's truly important to you.
5) Choose goals that you feel passionate about.
You're far more likely to achieve your goal if it's something that aligns with your values and what you want. Feeling strongly aligned with your goals helps you push forward even in the face of setbacks (which there will be) and stick to it no matter how long it takes.
6) Break your goals down into bite-size chunks.
If your goal feels overwhelming, try breaking them down into smaller sub-goals, then breaking the sub-goals down even further into lists of tasks you'd need to complete to achieve it. Give yourself deadlines for each task and sub-goal to keep yourself accountable and stay on track. Just focus on one step at a time and before you know it, you'll be at the end of your big goal.
7) Reward yourself along the way.
It's so important (and fun!) to celebrate every small win along the way. Achieving goals is hard work and taking time to celebrate yourself along the way would help you build confidence and motivate you to keep going. While achieving a big goal is great, the journey getting there makes up a vast majority of it, so don't forget to find joy in the process! Life's too short to not be enjoyed as much as possible.
8) Maintain a growth mindset.
Chances are, you will face setbacks and failures along the way and guess what? They're inevitable and everybody experiences them but what separates those who achieve their goals from those who don't is simply not giving up, getting gritty and figuring it out. Rather than immediately jumping to, "See? I'm not cut out for this! This isn't meant for me. I'll never achieve [fill in the blank]," how about focusing on what you can learn from it and getting creative on finding a solution? (The solution can even be asking someone for help)! You have the capabilities to figure out how to achieve your goals but above all, you have to first believe you do too.