As another year comes to an end we start to think of what we want to achieve as 2017 approaches.
The winter solace has passed and the New Year beckons it also signifies the shortest day has passed and the days are on the turn again as we head to spring and eventually summer.
Goal setting is a fantastic way to start the New Year, it also gives us the focus we need to achieve what we want in life.
Goal setting also helps you along a journey to a specific destination (your goal).
Goal setting also helps you set out precisely what you want to achieve and to visualise that goal in order to turn it in to reality.
Goal setting is not just about long term goals but short term ones too which are clearly defined and provides you with the motivation to focus and measure how you are doing.
HOW TO START SETTING GOALS
Before putting pen to paper it is a good idea to first think of the big goal you want to achieve, this will set the sceenee for how you break it down in to smaller achievable tasks to keep you focused. This can be done on a week to week basis or a month by month one.
STEP 1: SETTING YOUR OVERALL GOALS
Firstly, think of what you want to achieve in your life overall, this big goal is what you want to achieve in all aspects of your life from your career, health, family life, financial etc. and write these down in a personal note book.
STEP 2: SET SMALLER GOALS/TASKS
When you have set your overall goals above, create a one year plan, a six month plan and then a one month plan for each goal. Break each goal down in to smaller tasks you are going to do to achieve that goal.
Next step is to create a daily to do list of things you are going to action which will help you achieve the goal. For example you may have to research a business idea or you may need to read up on a particular topic, whatever you need to reach your goal, write the tasks down.
STEP 3: BE SMART
To help you along the way try and make your goals SMART. SMART stands for:
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Relevant
T – Time bound
As an example if your goal is to start a blog, using SMART it could be “to have started my blog by 1st March 2017”.
SOME FURTHER TIPS
Be precise when setting your tasks to achieve your goals with dates and times, this will help you stick to your plan and measure how successful you are.
Be positive. State your goals in a positive expression, this will help you stay positive and keep on track.
Prioritise. Give each task a number to prioritise your list. This will also ensure you are not overwhelmed by the task ahead.
Note it down. Make sure you write your goals and progress down in a note book, this is a great way to visualise them and keep them in mind wherever you are.
Be realistic. It is important to be realistic with your goals. This will also help you stay motivated.
Goal setting is a fantastic way of helping you decide what it is you want to achieve with your life and a plan for how you can achieve it. It is also a way of keeping you motivated as you work towards the goal and can also help build your confidence as you grow in knowledge and achieve your smaller tasks you have set yourself.
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Happy Goal Setting!
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