Some people have been so discouraged when they’ve failed to meet their goals that they’ve given up on having any at all, so that they aren’t disappointed by the “inevitable” failure. There’s a lot of advice available today on this topic, and there isn’t actually anything too tough or mysterious about setting and reaching your goals.

Here are five easy steps to follow for success.

Step 1: What are you aiming for? Write down your goals for the year. Keep the list to a few top priorities: Too many can dilute focus and scatter your energy.

Step 2: Take steps—even large, seemingly crazy ones—toward reaching your goals. The important thing is to kick-start the process. The fine-tuning can come later! Try to focus on actions that will advance more than one of your goals at once. For example, taking your kids to the pool or riding a bike with your spouse would promote staying fit as well as spending time with your family.

Step 3: Keep at it. You’ll probably fail periodically, but don’t give up: Pick up the pieces and start again! In fact, if you never fail, your goals are probably too easy and need to be revised.

Step 4: Have fun! Enjoy the challenge! Fighting your fears and weaknesses in order to achieve your goals can be difficult, but it’s also tremendously rewarding. Much of the appeal of running a marathon is the challenge. Make reaching your goals the “extreme sport” of your life.

Step 5: Review the progress toward your goals on a daily, weekly, and monthly basis. If you’re serious about it, you’ll put effort into it. If necessary, be open to tweaking your goals or the action you’re taking to reach them, but be careful to not water down your original goal!

Get Started
So many fail because they don’t get started—they don’t go. They don’t overcome inertia. They don’t begin.
—William Clement Stone (1902–2002)

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
—Plato (428 BC–348 BC)

James 1:12 ESV / Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.

Romans 5:3-5 ESV / More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.

Galatians 6:9 ESV / And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.


  1. July 18, 2017, 8:20 pm   /  Reply

    This has been so helpful On my way to reach my first goal in Jesus name

  2. Theresa
    July 23, 2017, 9:27 pm   /  Reply

    Thank you for this teaching. This will help me so much, and as well as my five children.

  3. Akanni Raji
    August 5, 2017, 4:37 pm   /  Reply

    Praise be the LORD GOD almighty! This is great. Very encouraging

  4. Shvonne Holder
    March 3, 2018, 7:11 am   /  Reply

    Knowing that we have unconditional love from our Lord JesusChrist I say Amen Glory Be to God

  5. Shvonne Holder
    March 3, 2018, 7:34 am   /  Reply

    I have enjoy the scriptures which gives my soul peace thank you in Jesus Name Amen ✝ .

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