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Achieve Long Term Goals With These 8 Savvy Tips

Many people set out to achieve long-term goals that sadly never materialize. Follow these 8 savvy steps and finally set yourself free of goal setting failure.

Jon Keskin

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For many of us, being able to achieve long term goals is crucial to our sense of happiness and well-being. These goals do not only direct our actions but also provide us with a sense of purpose. Long-term goals also shape our attitude towards people, objects, and circumstances around us.

Although all the goals require dedication and commitment, long-term goals are harder to realize, as they require you to work over several years in most cases. This makes it easy to for one to lose the motivation and let the goal slip away.

The following steps will help you set and achieve long-term goals in a much easier way

8 Savvy Steps To Set And Achieve Long Term Goals

1. To Achieve Long Term Goals You Must Create a Compelling Vision

Before you decide on the long-term goal you want to achieve, take some time and think what you want your life to look like after five years. Where do you want to be living? What kind of a car will you be driving? What about having a family?

These are some of the questions you need to ask yourself. When you have answers to these questions, you will have an idea of what your future will look like. With this, you can start formulating goals that will help you to get what you want.

2. Build a goal from the ideas of what you want your life to be

After realizing what kind of future you want to have, come up with a unique long-term goal that will help you to reach that future.

Look at the life you are living today and come up with a goal that can shape your life to that future. This way, you will make sure that your long-term goals will lead to a positive outcome.



3. Come up with a specific goal

You may have a clear picture of what you would want your life to be, however, if your goal is vague you cannot track your progress. If you do not have a specific goal, it is nearly impossible to realize what you want.

For instance, you can have a goal of going back to school and getting a degree. Yes, this is a great goal, but it is too vague.

You need to be specific on which school you want to enroll to, the specific time and what to major in. This will give you a concrete goal that will be much easier to work towards realizing it.

4. Assess your goal and make sure it’s are manageable

Although it is great to dream big when making your goals, being over ambitious often leads to frustrations that make you give up. Make sure that your goals are attainable.

5. To achive long term goals, Pick one goal at a time

Having a brighter future may require you to achieve several goals. However, it is almost impossible to achieve more than one long-term goal at a time.

Remember long-term goals require a lot of commitment and time. For this reason, you need to commit to one goal and concentrate fully before tackling the other one.

Committing yourself to more than one goal often results in frustrations that make it hard to complete them. However, this does not mean that you have to forget about the other long-term goals.



Some of them just have to wait so that you can complete them later. Prioritize your goals so that you can complete the most important ones first.

6. Break the long-term goals into sub-goals

8 Savvy Steps To Set And Achieve Long Term Goals

Trying to achieve long term goals can seem overwhelming especially when you look at it as a whole. However, you can make it more manageable if you break it into sub-goals.

In this way, you can focus on the smaller goals while working towards achieving your overall goal. For instance, if you have set a goal of becoming a model within the next few years your first short-term goal might be to create an awesome modeling portfolio.

7. Work on your self-discipline

As previously mentioned, long-term goals take several years of commitment. This requires you to remain disciplined and focused. You should also develop habits that will help you to accomplish your goals.

8. Review your progress regularly

Lastly, you need to track your progress carefully. This is crucial because you can easily lose track where you are in achieving your goal.

Develop a way that will assist you in keeping track of your progress so that you know when you need to improve. Additionally, this will help you to identify and deal with the hardships that you may encounter.



Conclusion

The task to achieve long term goals is not an easy one. It takes focus, descipline and a lot of determination but will always be worth it if you decide to see it through. You will be surprised how fast time flies. More so, you will be proud of yourself because of the success that you will reap from your efforts.

Jon Keskin
Growth Guru & Writer at OverSavvy
Specializing in self-help and personal development without the excess incense or the irritating man-bun, this guru will push you to grow—even when it’s a little uncomfortable. Dig a bit deeper, and you’ll discover Jon's charmingly geeky scientific side as well as his astonishing talent for reciting rap lyrics.
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5 Self-Defence Tips For People With Zero Self-Defence Training

It is unfortunate that we live in a world that has its fair share of bad people. Criminals inflict harm on innocent members of society for various reasons. Theft is the top reason for violence; whereas some perpetrators may simply be sadistic or mentally unfit. In this reality, there is a great need for vigilance, and knowledge of even the basic self-defence tips could be life saving.

Jon Keskin

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It is unfortunate that we live in a world that has its fair share of bad people. Criminals inflict harm on innocent members of society for various reasons. Theft is the top reason for violence; whereas some perpetrators may simply be sadistic or mentally unfit. In this reality, there is a great need for vigilance and knowledge of even the basic self-defence tips could be life saving.

As an individual, you are not helpless. There is no need to surrender to any attempt on your safety; you can fight back.

If you do not have any self-defense training, don’t panic. Self-defense starts in the mind, and this article gives you self-defence tips that will sharpen you in this regard.

5 Self-Defence Tips For People with Zero Self-defence Training

1. Prevention is always the best defense

You do not have a crystal ball to predict what is going to happen to you. However, you do have the knowledge and foresight that can allow you to sense a dangerous situation.

A simple example is driving at night in secluded or even derelict locations. Walking along deserted streets can make you a target. Even in some of the nicest neighborhoods, you could be only a few wrong turns away from danger zones that are well-known by shady individuals.

You have to know which neighborhoods are notorious for crime in your area. Our instinct also plays a crucial role in giving us a feeling of imminent danger when things do not seem right.

If you notice people or a person following you, do not ignore this. Many security experts advise people to be aware of their surroundings especially in unfamiliar locations.

Do not be ignorant. You can even detect thugs just by their body language. You, however, need to be keen enough to get many of these clues.



If indeed you feel you are in danger, you can shout and run in the opposite direction. Ask for help immediately and raise the alarm to avoid an unwanted situation.

If you do get a flat tire, never slow down in a secluded place. Try to avoid traveling at night if alone and in unfamiliar territory

Remember, whether you are at home or in public, know that an attack is possible. This will help you think quickly in any eventuality. Also, if you notice a person in the street being robbed; take charge and alert the authorities. This way, you will help get one bad guy off the street.

2. If attacked in your home, use kitchen tools as weapons

If an attacker manages to enter your home, this is alarming, to say the least. The best place to head to is surprisingly the kitchen. This is because the items in your kitchen can easily be turned into lethal weapons and are often enough to scare away an unwanted guest.

From knives to plates and even spices, you will have a better chance to arm yourself. Lock the door and if you feel you have no time to think, raise the alarm by breaking the utensils, glasses, and plates.

In the dead of night, this will be more than enough to alert neighbors that you are under attack.

An attacker does not like noise or alarms; this will ensure that he leaves and flees for his life. If you do not have time to get to the kitchen, use your voice and scream as loud as possible.



3.Be street smart for street mugging

If somebody tries to rob you on the street, sometimes the first instinct is to surrender in fear, especially when the attacker is armed with a gun or a knife. But you will have an advantage if you can stay calm and think quickly.

This is not the time to play hero and try to disarm an attacker with a karate kick like Van Damme or Steven Segal. The first thing to do is observe. You’ll only have a split second to get away.

Do not just stand still because your attacker is banking on your submission. Rather, be clever and calculating.

While looking for an escape route, make as much noise as possible. An attacker will not want to raise the attention of any witnesses or people that can come to your aid. Anything other than a scared victim who is shocked into silence and submission is a nightmare for an attacker and is your best chance for an early escape.

The moment your attacker sees that you will not keep still and are making a lot of noise, they are more likely to second guess their initial plan, giving you a window of opportunity to make your escape.

Remember, not all attackers and muggers are hardened criminals; some are just really desperate people who, in that moment are just as scared of getting caught as you are of getting robbed.

These type of muggers will retreat at the first sign that their plan is not going to go as they intended.



4. Use defense tools like Mace or Pepper Spray effectively

5 Self-Defence Tips For People with Zero Self-defence Training

Many women and men have Mace or pepper spray in their purses or bags. In case of emergency, it’s imperative that you know how to use this effective deterrent at your first attempt properly.

The first thing is to remain composed as you find the right opportunity to spray right in the eyes of the attacker.

Some people will use sharp objects to defend themselves, so, whatever you grab, make sure you do it in a calculated manner. You will buy yourself a few seconds to escape. Just make sure that the tools you use do not harm you in the process.

5. Build your morale often

The self-defense battle must be won in the mind first. To this end, you must psych yourself up and affirm that you have what it takes to fight back. Do this by repeating positive affirmations to yourself.

For example, say things like ‘I’m not a pushover,’ and ‘I will not allow anyone to harm me’. Take self-defense classes and build your physical strength; this way, you will be well ‘armed’ and prepared.

Jon Keskin
Growth Guru & Writer at OverSavvy
Specializing in self-help and personal development without the excess incense or the irritating man-bun, this guru will push you to grow—even when it’s a little uncomfortable. Dig a bit deeper, and you’ll discover Jon's charmingly geeky scientific side as well as his astonishing talent for reciting rap lyrics.
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