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It is easy to feel stuck when you have not accomplished your desired goals. Achieving your goals makes you feel good about yourself and that you are on the right track in life. For this reason it is important to know how to get the assistance we need to usher us to success. Building community, mentoring and coaching are resources that are available to help you realize your business goals. Below are some suggestions on how to use these resources to achieve your professional and personal goals.

Building Community

One of the best uses of the Internet is that it can connect us to information and resources needed. At this time in the world, whatever your interest, you can find a group or community talking about it. In these online communities you can find information to further your progress in reaching your goals. You can also become a resource for someone who may post a question that you have the answer to.  Doing this can makes you feel good and gives you a sense of empowerment. 

Being part of a community also helps you know you are not alone. Most of the time when we feel stuck it seems that everyone in the world is moving forward but us. Actively engaging with others that have the same goal and working through similar challenges, helps you feel understood and motivates you to continue.  It helps you ‘focus on your potential and not your limitations’ as Alan McGinnis stated. Focusing on what you can do helps you be in a mental space to achieve your goals.

Mentoring

Another resource that helps you reach your goals is getting a mentor. When you are working towards a new endeavor that you do not have any experience or knowledge of, a mentor is valuable.  Overwhelming feelings arise when you working toward a new goal. There are times when you have no clue how you are going to achieve your goal.  A mentor is a person that has already achieved your goal, so they can see how you will be able to succeed. They have been where you are and understand your challenges. They can tell you what obstacles have to be removed to acquire your goals. In addition to these benefits, they can also tell you the various strategies to use to attain your goal.

Professional Coaching

Another resource to aid you in achieving your goals is working with a coach. Coaches are professionals that can help you identify the right strategies for you to use based on your life responsibilities. They can help you remain on track and offer ideas that you haven’t thought of that will be time efficient and effective. Like a mentor, they can also see you in the future with this goal achieved – they can see the best of you and for you when you feel lost in the details.

Although reaching a goal can feel like a daunting task, there are options that can help you. We live in a time where a lot of answers are at the end of our fingertips. Replace the feelings of stress and being unfulfilled by taking steps to find information or people that can help you achieve your goals.

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