If you want to accomplish any goal, consider these three questions:
#1 How important is this goal to you?
#2 Do you really think you can do it?
#3 Are you committed to doing what it takes?
If the answer to #3 is no, revisit #1 and #2.
To really benefit from the first question, write about it.
Write down all the reasons you have for wanting to do this.
Be completely honest and don’t leave anything out just because it’s not a “good” reason. It is very important that you do this in writing, because then you can refer to your reasons repeatedly throughout your quest for this goal.
The second question is more complicated than it looks, because everyone has doubts, and your confidence level fluctuates quite a bit throughout your life, even throughout your day. It is so crucial that you give this question some thought though, because if you don’t believe you can accomplish your goal, one thought will keep undermining every attempt you make – “Why bother?” If you DO truly believe that you will accomplish your goal, every mistake or setback is seen as a valuable learning experience, as much a part of the process as the intermediate successes. This difference of perspective may be the single largest factor in why some goals are reached and others aren’t.
If you have a list of reasons for wanting to reach your goal, and you believe you can do it, then ask yourself if you are going to do what it takes. Make yourself a promise, again in writing, that you will do this thing. This commitment you make to yourself will keep you going. Refer to it and your reasons from question #1 often.
It is very hard to ignore good advice when you keep reading it again and again, especially if you wrote it! Make reviewing this promise part of your daily routine. Put the tremendous powers of suggestion and habit to work for you.