Setting Your Goals
The basics of setting a goal are well known by top athletes, successful businesspeople and all types of achievers in all different areas of business. The basics of setting goals give you short-term and long-term motivation and focus. They help you set concentrate and help you plan, organise your resources and your time, so that you will obtain the best out of your life.
Setting clearly defined short term and long term goals will enable you to measure your progress and achieve personal satisfaction, once you have successfully met your goals. Charting your progress will also enable you to actually see the stages of completion leading to the actual realisation of your goals. This eliminates the feeling of a long and pointless grind towards your targets. Your self-confidence and level of competence will also improve as you will be more aware of your capabilities as you complete or achieve your goals.
The basics of goal setting will entail you deciding what you really want to do with your personal life and what short term and long term goals you need to achieve it. Then you have to break down goals into the smaller and manageable targets that you must complete in your way to achieving your lifetime targets. Once you have your list, waste no time in tackling your goals.
A good way to have a manageable list is to have a daily and weekly set of goals. By doing this you will be always in the position of going towards your life plan goals. Everyday will give you the opportunity to fulfill a certain goal giving you the feeling of accomplishment.
Here are some pointers that should be taken into consideration in setting goals and achieving them.
Attitude plays a very big role in setting and achieving your goals. You must ask yourself if any part of you or your mind holding you back towards completing your simplest goals? If there are any parts of your behaviour that are being a hindrance or distracting, then the immediate thing to do is to address this problem.
areers are made by good time management practise. Failing in a career is often attributed to bad time management. Careers require a lot from an individual which often makes the career the life of the individual. Plan how far do you want to go into your career.
Education is key in achieving your goals. If your goals require you to have a certain kind of degree or require a certain specialisation or demand a certain skill to be developed, make plans in getting the appropriate education sorted.
Your family should never be left out of your plans. If you are just starting out then you have to decide if you want to be a parent or when you want to be a parent.
Personal financial situations also play a major role in achieving your goals. Have a realistic goal on how much you really want to earn. You also must be able to create plans or stages by which you will be able to reach your earning potential.
Physically gifted individuals may be able to achieve sports related goals. Determining your physical capabilities should be one of your priorities. Physical limitations could however be conquered with proper planning.
s the saying goes -‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’, or something to that effect, is by all means true down to the last the letter. Giving yourself a little pleasure: should be included into your plans.
LONG & SHORT TERM PLANS
To start achieving your lifetime goals, set a 25 year plan, then break it down to 5 year plans then break it down again to 1 year plans, then 6 month plans then monthly plans, then weekly, then daily.
Then create a “to-do” list for the day.
Always review your plans and prepare for contingencies.
The basics of goal setting should be simple once you are familiar with them.