You read the title: "Using self hypnosis to achieve your goals" and think to yourself that it's not so simple to do that unless you know how to hypnotize yourself. It is not the purpose here to teach you that, but to explain the benefits, so that if you feel the need for some advice or guidance on how to focus on attaining your objectives, then self hypnosis is a viable option to consider.
Self hypnosis is a recognized means of helping people attain specific goals. It is recognized by the medical fraternity, and is not one of those 'alternative' techniques that may or may not be valid science. It is largely associated with overcoming phobias, or as a means of calming oneself during periods of stress, and is very successful in dealing with both of these.
However, it is only relatively recently that hypnotism has become recognized as means of helping you to attain your goals in business, and to help you change your attitude to life and to removing roadblocks to your ambitions. Nevertheless, DIY hypnotism is still a mystery to most people although there are many online courses that can teach you how to do it.
Although the technique can help you to attain goals, they must be specific and they must be achievable. Taking the achievable first, you will get nowhere hypnotizing yourself to pick the winning lottery numbers, because you have no control over what these are. Likewise you cannot hypnotize yourself to prevent your best girl marrying your worst enemy: that again is beyond your reasonable influence (though you could try!).
When using self hypnosis to achieve your goals, these goals must be achievable without divine influence but through your own positive actions. In fact, most results from hypnosis can also be attained if you could develop a positive attitude without it. However, that is easy to say but not so easy for the majority of us to achieve.
For example, if you want to lose 3 pounds of weight each week you could hypnotize yourself to achieve that: or you could eat less and exercise more. Nevertheless, self-hypnotism has a definite part to play in achieving your goals because you need that self-confidence and drive that is difficult to maintain when times are bad, but can be gained by hypnotizing yourself to keep going when others might give up.
One prime rule of self hypnosis is that you must be specific. You cannot just say to yourself "I want to be successful." You must be more specific than that, and during your hypnotherapy or self hypnosis session say something more like "I want to make that presentation a good one," or "I want to improve my job performance," or "I want to do well during this meeting."
Make realistic wishes, hypnotize yourself to have the right attitude and bring your knowledge and skills out from your subconscious, and then you can succeed. No amount of hypnotism will suddenly have you appointed CEO or President. This is not magic, it is a means of giving you the confidence needed to achieve your goals. It is not a hypnotist's stage show where he seems to make subjects do as he asks. Self hypnosis is a recognized means of helping you focus on what is important, help you to relax, and help you to perform the maximum of your capabilities.
So, given that it is accepted that self hypnosis is a recognized method for you to improve your focus and concentration on your goals, it should be obvious to you that you must consider these goals that you want to achieve. Are they realistic? Are they to your benefit and also to the benefit of your employer or to your personal business? Goals that are either unrealistic or that do not benefit others in the same way that they benefit you (and hence do not get their support) may be unattainable, and no amount of hypnotism will enable you to achieve goals such as these.
However, if these objectives are realistic and would also benefit most others if you could just attain them, then using self hypnosis to achieve your goals would appear to be appropriate and your inner mind would agree with you. Then, and only then, will this technique work to enable you to achieve your goals.
Finally, how do you achieve self hypnosis? There are courses available that have been proved effective in enabling ambitious people like you use self hypnosis to achieve your goals - whatever these might be. Find them and use them, and allow your inner self to determine your future. It works.