I have my goals, which I am pursuing, some are relatively small but others are huge and scary. I am scared of them! Have you ever considered yourself at a loose end in the world? You work so hard but you do not seem to get anywhere, year in year out. At some point in our lives, we experience these kind of feelings.
Recently, I have set myself goals and I am so happy that some I have managed to achieve, for example, I wanted to be able to share my knowledge regularly through my blog. I also wanted to personalize my blog, which I have done recently, and many more. I have come to learn the number one reason that make us feel as though we are losing it is the fact that we have not spent sufficient time thinking about what we want from life, and if we have, we probably fail to set ourselves on a trajectory guided by clear goals.
To set yourself up to a promising future, I will share with you tips my experience on setting goals and what I have learnt especially on turning your wishes into an actionable goals, which you can focus on. Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking and structuring your ideal future, and for stirring yourself to turn your vision of this future into action that will translate into a reality.
The process of setting goals assists you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts and resources. You will also quickly identify the distractions that can so easily, lead you astray.
You probably know that Goal-setting involves developing specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bounded objectives. Having SMART goals is an effective tool for making progress by ensuring that a person has a clear awareness of what they must do to achieve or help achieve an objective.
We should also bring ourselves to the awareness that it is one thing to set a smart goal and yet another to achieve that same goal. The interplay between goal setting and goal achievement lies at what you will do now to move you closer to attain the set goal. Being able to take small action each moment will eventually translate to goal achievement
Long-term achievements rely on short-term achievements , I compare goal achievement with a chocolate bar; if your goal is to eat the whole of the chocolate bar you know you have to break it in sizeable and manageable bits.
It can be overwhelming if you have a big goal, and feel as though you are not making any significant progress. With small actionable steps on a daily basis, you will be able to achieve even the major goals. One-step at a time, one can see progress in what might have seemed a long, perhaps impossible, grind.
The following tips will go a long way in assisting you in achieving your goals and more importantly help you take your first action.
Set Realistic Goals
It is central that you set goals that you can achieve. Other people can set or push you to set unrealistic goals for you ignoring your own personal desires and ambitions. Circumstances may push you also to set a difficult goal, which is dangerous, as you will sabotage them whenever you face obstacles.
Give Each Goal A Score.
With this, you will not feel overwhelmed that you have so many goals. This helps you be able to give attention to each goal without feeling the pressure. In short, prioritize your goals based on scores.
Set precise goals, stating dates, times and quantities so that you are able to measure achievement
Focus On Performance Goals, Not Outcome Goals.
It can be so discouraging not being able to achieve a goal beyond your control. You should take care to set goals over which you have as much control as possible.
Scribble Down Your Goals
It is half way done when you write it down. Writing your goals helps you interact with them and doing so make you want to achieve them. It gives you a kick.
Describe your goals as a positive statement
Express your goals positively – “I am fit and healthy” is a much better goal than “I am not fat and unfit.” Alternatively, “I am writing an article weekly” other than “I am not experiencing writers block.”
Have you set goals for yourself? Do you have action steps starting today? What has been your greatest block when trying to achieve your goals?
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