Setting goals is the most important thing when it comes to living the life you want.

Brian Tracy said, write down your goals, make plans to achieve them, and work on your plan every single day.

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“How do I set goals and achieve them?” I’ve asked myself this question many times. 

I knew setting goals was not the problem, It was achieving it. That is why I went on YouTube to learn how I can achieve my goals. 

I found this technique by Brian Tracy, it made me realize that the problem could also be in setting goals. 

This Brian Tracy’s goal-setting technique has helped millions achieve their goals and build their dream lives. I hope it helps you and me.

In this post, I shared everything I learned from Brian Tracy’s video. So, keep reading if you want to learn how to achieve your goals.

Here are six important steps to achieving your goals by Brian Tracy

How to achieve your goals by Brian Tracy

1. Focus on SMART goal setting

SMART goal setting means setting a goal that is;

Specific means your goal should be narrow and be pointed at one particular thing.

You can tell what exactly you want and most importantly when you want it. Being specific about your goals gives you clarity. You understand what you want. 

For example, do you want to lose or gain weight? Get specific on the amount of kilo you want to lose or gain. 

Just like losing and gaining weight, be specific whenever you set a goal.

Your goal also needs to be Measurable.

How would you know if you have achieved your goal? It is by setting a measurable goal.

You have to be able to track your goal and track your progress.

An achievable goal is one that is in your power to achieve.

You need to make sure your goal is one you have the capacity to achieve at least at the moment.


How realistic is your goal?

Even though it is important to dream big, it is also important to be realistic.

For example, setting a goal to become a millionaire in three months when you have no skills or experience is not realistic.

Be honest with yourself.


A goal is no goal without a deadline. You need to set a specific date for your goal.

While setting a timeline, do not put too much pressure on yourself. Allow your timeline to be flexible so you can change it when you do not achieve within that period.

2. Break your goal down into smaller steps

Set a goal to achieve something that is so big, so exhilarating that it excites you and scares you at the same time

Bob Proctor

Big goals will not only excite you, but they will also scare you. It might scare you into not taking action.

You might feel overwhelmed but it is important to act.

Acting will become easier if you break your goals down into smaller steps.  

Break down your goal into smaller steps and make sure you write down each step. 

Writing each step will help you get clear on how you can get to where you want which is achieving your goal.

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3. Set specific milestone

The milestone you set will be important events that help you measure your progress. They have to be specific so that you know when you have achieved it.

Another important thing is to always celebrate your milestones. No matter how small the milestone, you should celebrate them.

When you do, you would find that you would be more motivated to keep going.

4. Eat that frog

Now that you have written the steps you need to take in order to achieve your goals, it is time to start taking action.

In Brian Tracy’s book titled Eat that frog, he wrote about how you can stop procrastination and start taking action towards your goal.

You can have so many steps written out to achieve your goal but there is one that is more important.

That one would most likely be the one that would push you closer to your goals and sometimes, it is the one you are most likely to procrastinate.

Whatever that task is, it is your frog. Eat it.

Do that task first, make sure you complete it before moving on to another task.

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5. Implement the 80-20 rule

Brian Tracy recommends the 80-20 rule almost every time. This rule is simple.

20% of your task will usually account for 80% of your success.

It simply means that you have to focus on the most rewarding tasks when it comes to achieving your goal.

Identify the 20% in the tasks that you have written and work on them every day because they matter the most to your goal.

6. Start achieving your goal now

I think this is one of the most important tips of the Brian Tracy goals setting technique that I read. If you have read this article to this point and you haven’t learned anything, I need you to take this tip seriously.

No matter how much planning you do, it won’t work if you don’t start acting.

If you are also an overthinker like me, this is a very important tip for us.

You cannot overthink your dreams or goals into reality. You have work for them and there is no better time to start than now.

It’s not tomorrow when things are okay, it is now.

Take small steps now and be open to failing along the journey.

Don’t wait till things are perfect.

These are Brian Tracy’s tips on goal setting according to his Youtube video.

Now, here is my bonus tip to achieving your goal.

Keep going

Never give up on that goal. You can only achieve your goal if you do not give up.

Consistently work towards your goals and one day you will be living them.

I am challenging myself to a 60-day goal setting. I will pick a goal, use these steps, and record my progress every day. Also, I’ll share the result with my email subscribers.

If you are ready to amaze yourself, join me in this 60 days challenge. Drop a comment in the comment box to let me know.

Conclusion on Brian Tracy’s six important steps to setting and achieving your goals

Brian Tracy has taught these six steps to achieve goals all over the world. It has helped many and I hope it helps you too.

Also, here is a free download of his 14-step goal-setting guide. In this guide, he wrote more on the goal-setting technique. I am sure it will come in handy.

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