We are officially three weeks into the New Year and a lot of us have been working on our goals, we have the passion and attitude still, but it’s typically at this point when experts say we either keep moving forward or throw in the towel on our goals and partly it’s because there’s not a proper plan in place to guide. I think a lot of us would like to be able to sit back by the end of this year kick our feet up and say we did it, see a goal is easy is to make, but sometimes for a few it’s near difficult to achieve and for today I will be sharing some quick tips on how you can make goals, keep them and most importantly achieve them and here’s how.
First ask yourself these three questions
- What is your goal?
- Who is this goal for?
- What value is this goal going to add to your life?
These three questions are going to tell you your chances of making your goals a reality.
If you don’t know what you want, then there is nowhere to begin. If you are trying to complete a goal to appease someone else guess what, it’s not going to be fun, you will end up possibly miserable and if your goal is not going to enrich you in some way what really is gained.
First, start with creating a list of your goals, whether you have short-term or long-term goals having a physical list where you can see it everyday allows you to put your goals in front of you and this helps with being able to see what’s going on and your progress, because if you’re not checking anything off nothing is happening.
You cannot begin to tackle any goal without putting your wants to work with a plan. Get a planner, a notebook or a goals journal and write down how you’re going to start working towards making your goals a reality. If your goal is to save money or a certain amount of money start planning exactly on how you are going to increase your income in order to meet your savings goal and then ask yourself what potential deterrents could arise that could prevent you from achieving your goals and then work out your plan of how you could avoid those potential obstacles.
Example of a list
The want: Buy a house
Steps I need to take: Check your credit reports find out if there’s anything on your credit report that can put a kink in your plan.
Look at possible obstacles ask yourself those uncomfortable questions: Is there enough money? What happens if I lose my job, is this house in an area that sells quickly, or do houses in this area take a great deal of time to sell? Are you in a relationship and are you in your desired career. Asking yourself questions can give you insight into if your dream goals are going to turn into a nightmare later down the line.
Always set a date for your goals it does a few things it shows that you’re serious about your goals and the other thing it keeps you focus and moving forward by putting a date on it, it’s just like when you have an expiration date on milk in the fridge and you know that the expiration date is soon approaching what are you going to do you are going to start to finishing it up before it expires. Now don’t get me wrong, you don’t want to rush things, but at the same time you just need to be aware that setting a date helps to move things along and reminds you that whatever you want is important and awaiting your attention. Setting a date feeds your goals.
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Taking action is putting your plan to achieve your goals to work. Now that you have made your lists of what you want, you’ve put a date on it, thought of potential obstacles and the best way to get things done now comes the best part hitting that go button and taking action now with a direction of where to head.
Never use time as an excuse for why you cannot complete a goal. For a great long while, time has become the top excuse for why many do not complete their goals and it’s time to set that excuse free, because it just isn’t so. Just for a minute think of someone who you feel embodies the meaning of success to you it can be absolutely anyone and now ask yourself because that person is successful, do they get more time a day than you? Or do you both have exactly 24 hours in a day and the answer is you have the same amount of time in a day as they do, you just need to prioritize and get things done and creating a time budget is a great place to start because it allows you to set aside a specific amount of time to work on a specific part of your goal for that set time.
For example, if you have a business goal and you only have an hour a day to invest in that goal pick one thing at a time only to focus on and spend twenty minutes and move on to the next thing for twenty minutes and then the next thing until you have reached your invested time for the day on that goal and then start again the next day or the next available hour you have to invest.
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