Going for a jog or doing a local 10km charity run is not quite the same as tackling the Comrades or the New York or London marathons.

The same goes for goals, so here is the question: How would you like to achieve a BIG goal? Reaching big goals is an absolute science.

As with the example of running, we’re not talking losing 2 kg or cleaning out the attic by the end of the month ‒ a big goal is losing 15 kg or turning a 5-cent investment into R 1 000 000 (one million rand) in less than a year.

Most people are effective at realizing smaller goals, but when it comes to something really big, they struggle.

But let me tell you a secret: big goals are not more difficult…

Big goals require a different strategy.

Sixteen weeks ago I took on an investment challenge turn a 5-cent investment into One Million Rand in less than a year.

The strategy that I am using is the Wealth Creators Strategy, and now – 4 months later – that investment is already worth R 621 698,72

You can follow my week-by-week progress on https://business.facebook.com/DrHannesDreyerExplosiveGrowth/

Now before I apply the Wealth Creators Strategy I first want to make sure that I can apply these six points:

1.Measure your progress. 

As big goals take longer, it is easy to become discouraged.

Most of the results you are constantly working towards, tend to come to fruition only closer to the end of the process. That makes it even more critical to persevere.

One way to remain motivated is to keep score ‒ measuring your progress gives you reason to keep going.

  • Because bigger-than-normal goals can sometimes take a lot of time, it is extremely important to be sure that you are on the right track.
  • Being aware of your progress and knowing where you are at all times will allow you to change your approach as needed.

2.Everyone has to have a big goal.

Big goals keep us on our toes.

Just think of how many times before have you set a normal goal, only to forget all about it in a few days or a week?

As with you dream, visualize your big goal and remind yourself of it every day.

Look at it (a picture on your wall) or, at the very least, read out your goal once a day.

If at all possible, even try reading, writing and visualizing it twice a day – every day.

3.Your biggest hindrance is the mental garbage you are carrying around.

Making a million bucks might sound great, but there’s a part of you that feels like you accidently ate a bug.

It makes you clench when you just think about achieving so much more than you’re used to.

It is an indication from your subconscious that it is not entirely on board.

  • There are many ways of dealing with this anxiety, but whatever you do – praying, meditating, focusing on a positive outcome, reframing the situation ‒ make sure that whatever you decide on, makes you feel better.
  • If you can’t find a way to visualize your goal and feel 100% confident, chances are it will be challenging to achieve.

4.Remain focused: 

Your perfect body is the product of your eating and exercise habits. Losing 20 kg is the result of having the appropriate habits and patience to enjoy the results.

Think about the habits you need to make achieving your goals an automatic way of life.

  • Don’t – not for even one second ‒ believe that huge success comes from just one single, albeit spectacular, action. It has to become a new way of life.
  • Small changes provide constant, impressive results over time.

5.Allow yourself some patience.

Like the old saying goes ‒ Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither was New York, London or Cape Town.

It will not be fair to yourself to expect some miracle in the first week. Loosing weight takes time.

Reaching a big goal takes time.

Both demand patience.

Start by setting a reasonable timetable and relax.

Big goals are marathons, not sprint races.

Watch bio videos and read biographies of people who have done impressive BIG things.

You don’t go from the fattest kid on the block to Mr or Ms Universe in a day or two ‒ neither a week or two, not even a month or two.

It might take years, and the time, effort and patience some of our heroes have spent are impressive.

  • Practice to be patient by learning to be patient in everyday situations – teach yourself to be persistent, like sitting in traffic, waiting in line, expecting a phone call. Just relax, take a deep breath and battle it out.

6.Only choose goals that will really make a difference.

The more passionate you are, the easier it will be to reach any goal ‒ big or small.

Lots of people take a bigger bite than their motivation can chew.

A big goal takes utter commitment, total sacrifice and loads of your biggest and most valuable commodity: time.

Don’t waste your time on goals that aren’t worth the cost.

Big goals are thrilling and life-changing. Be prepared for that.

Many big goals are often sidestepped because of the prospect of not being able to achieve them.

In a certain sense it takes a scientific approach for the process of making significant changes in your life.

Be clear on your big goal, and don’t forget the time it will take.

Be objective and create habits that will bring you closer to that on a daily basis.

Measure your results with regular intervals to remain motivated and making progress.

Go out on a limb and enforce your first Big Goal!

Live well

P.S. I am thinking of doing a webinar on the Wealth Creators Strategy and how I’m applying this strategy to turn 5 cents into a million rand.

Would you be interested to learn the strategy and what question would you link me to answer regarding investments during the webinar?

Please leave your question or comment in the comment section just below the blog entry…

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Dr. Hannes Dreyer
Dr. Hannes Dreyer

Hannes is one of the world’s leading authorities in Wealth Creation. As a speaker and author on the subject he is at the forefront of this personal development industry. He is the founder of the Wealth Creators University and the Wealth Creators Method. The University is a private education organisation based on the culmination of 30 years of experience, research and study into finances, economics, psychology and philosophy.