Many of us have the best intentions in the world but we often fall off the wagon, think it is all too hard and struggle to get back on it again.  Below are some tips to help make it easier for you to achieve your goals.

1. Have one main goal

Nobody reaches their potential by scattering themselves in lots of different directions.  Reaching your potential requires focus.  You must also decide what you are willing to sacrifice.

2. Concentrate on continual improvement

Each day you can be just that little bit better than you were the day before.  Each small step will help you get closer to your potential.  David Glass the CEO of Wal-Mart was once asked who he admired most.  His answer was Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton.  He remarked, “There has never been a day in his life, since I’ve known him that he didn’t improve in some way.” Small continual improvements are the friend of the successful.

3. Forget the past

There is no value at looking at the past.  We have all done, said or experienced things that we would have preferred not to.  There is always someone that’s done it tougher than you and is a lot worse off.  Think of Helen Keller, who lost her sight and hearing at nineteen months old and went onto to graduate from University, became an author, noted lecturer, and a champion for the blind.

4. Focus on the future

Always look forward. As the Spanish proverb says, “he who does not look ahead remains behind”.  Your potential lies ahead of you, not matter your age, background or situation.

5. Stay positive

It is so important that you remain positive about your money and your abilities to achieve what you wish for.  If you think you are going to be unsuccessful you will.  Focus on staying positive and have unwavering belief that you will achieve your goal.  Remember to celebrate your progress along the way no matter how small it might be.

“My philosophy of life is that if we make up our mind what we are going to make of our lives, then work hard toward that goal, we never lose – somehow we always win out.” Ronald Reagan