24 Things To Help You Reach Big Goals

24 Things You Must Understand to Reach Any Big Goal

by: Ian Warner | coverground.co


We all have goals, whether we write them down or just set them in our minds we have places we always see ourselves being better tomorrow than we are today. These are the goals that we do not go a day without thinking about. I have learned throughout my journey that there are some key principles that you need to understand to find a successful moment. I really wished someone had told me some of these things early in life, so I figured it was my duty to pass it on.

1. Wanting to Quit is a Good Thing

  • When you want to quit you are usually closest to succeeding
  • If a goal is easy to reach you will never want to quit but you will never actually challenge yourself
  • Wanting to quit is the test to your will power


2. Patience + Hard Work is the Combo

  • If you work hard everyday and know that everything great takes time, you will make it in a big way
  • The two traits are weak without each other but are powerful together
  • Hard work with no patience will last a week
  • Patience with no hard work is just a dream


3. Sometimes You Hit the Jack Pot Most Times You Don’t

  • In “Athlete CEO” we explain some of the rough failures we have had and the lessons that go with them
  • Not doing as well as you expected is not a reason to quit or never try again
  • Not doing well is a reason to learn and get better


4. It looks a lot Easier on the Outside

  • I think people can underestimate just how much work it actually takes to accomplish anything great
  • Before I could ever complete my first book “Endure” I had to write over 500 articles on Cover Ground to learn how to write in a way that an audience would love.
  • Any dream you have you must understand that it is not as easy as it looks… IT TAKES WORK


5. Communication Can’t Break Down

  • Communication is key for everything
  • In any relationship- coach, friend, business partner it does not matter
  • When communication breaks down failure precedes it


6. Embrace Failure

  • When you do fail don’t cry about it or act like the world is over
  • Learn from it and don’t make the mistake again


7. The Passion must be there

  • Anything you are passionate about you will fight through failure for
  • Find the things that you LOVE in life and do them often


8. Love People

  • Enjoy other people as much as you can
  • When you are surrounded by people who love you and you have the same love in return it adds to your life


9. Help People

  • Even when you don’t want to help others
  • Nothing in the world matches how you make people feel when you help them succeed
  • Helping people just changes lives


10. Live for Things Bigger Than Your Own Selfish Desires

  • We all have our own selfish ways
  • We all also have something inside us that drives us to help others
  • When life is bigger than ourselves its easier to press on


11. Expect Nothing in Return

  • The biggest mistake we make when trying to help others is expecting them to help back
  • Expect nothing in return so if you do get something it seems that much sweeter


12. Know that The World is Still a Good Place

  • Bad things happen all the time but so do A LOT of good things
  • See the Positive in the world
  • The negative is most often brought to light so try and avoid it


13. Money is Not Everything

  • Being broke is not fun but money will not answer everything
  • If more money is the only goal you have it will not last


14. You Have to Learn to be Satisfied and Hungry At the Same time

  • Do not be greedy because you must be thankful for everything you do have
  • Do not be satisfied because you will settle and it will get taken from you
  • Be thankful but always be working to get better at the same time


15. You need to be Confused and Lost Sometimes

  • Confusion just means that you are doing things you have never experienced before
  • This is when we grow the most
  • Nothing helps us grow than finding ourselves when we grow


16. You Have to Get Good at Avoiding Distractions

  • When you are not distracted you’re focused
  • If you are focused you are getting things done
  • If you are getting things done you are getting closer to your goals


17. People are going to HATE You

  • It sucks but you just have to deal with it because the more fans you attract the more haters you will also attract


18. Practice, Practice, Practice

  • How else do you plan on getting better?
  • Perfect practice makes perfect


19. You Have to Be Broken Before You Can Be Built

  • Things simply have to get bad before they can be awesome
  • There is something refreshing about hitting rock bottom, the only place you can go is up


20. You Cant Please the World

  • Trying to please everyone is a horrible idea
  • Some people will never approve of what you do


21. Success is Elusive

  • You think you know success and then you get it and find out you want more
  • Know when it is time to celebrate a milestone or else you will always feel like a failure


22. Your Image is Very Important

  • Treat it like GOLD
  • It is all you have at the end of the day
  • Be a person of outstanding character


23. Embrace Social Media

  • Social media can be awesome if you use it right
  • Use it to protect and sustain your image
    Use social media to propel you closer to your dreams


24. Procrastination is Not a Great Idea

  • Do it now because tomorrow is not a promise
  • The worst word you can ever believe in is tomorrow


If you understand these 24 things well and apply this to your life on a daily basis, you will reach your goals quicker and more often. I challenge you to choose 5 things from this list that you have been struggling with an for 30 days straight make it a part of who you are.

Connect with the Author, Ian Warner:

2012 Olympian
Website – Cover Ground 
Twitter- @CoverGround