Setting Effective Goals
Have you set goals for the future? Are you clear about what is your main aim in life?
“The only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams and your willingness to work for them.” Michelle Obama
We all want to do something, whether great or small, at some point in our lives. Achieving these goals are related to our happiness and well-being. It is a way to increase self-esteem. Click To Tweet
“Setting a goal is not the main thing. It is deciding how you will go about achieving it and staying with that plan.” Tom Landry
Five rules of goal setting:
“If we have a goal and a plan, and are willing to take risks and mistakes and work as team, we can choose to do the hard thing.” Scott Kelly
Your goal should be something that enhances your life and makes it more enjoyable. If your goal is something that’s going to take away enjoyment from your life, consider finding another goal.
“To win big, you sometimes have to take big risks.” Bill Gates
If your goals are long-term, divide it into multiple short-term goals. Short-term goals can be monthly, weekly, or daily.
“I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.” Warren Buffett
Write down and post your goal wherever you can see it often. You could even set an alarm throughout the day to keep you focused on your goal. Tell yourself every day what you are going to do to accomplish your goal.
“The question I ask myself like almost every day is, ‘Am I doing the most important thing I could be doing?’” Mark Zuckerberg
INFOGRAPHIC: 17 Science-Backed Secrets to Achieving Your Goals
Here are a few steps to achieve a goal:
- Be specific about your goal to achieve
- Make a plan of action to be done
- Create a list of steps to be taken
- Do not be passive, Act as early as possible
- Read books and articles, listen to the advice of experts, if needed.
- Find alternative plans, if needed.
- Examine your goals periodically
- For better results, visualize your goal
- Take action to achieve the goal
“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” Jack Ma
In the video former Denver Broncos running back, Reggie Rivers discusses how focusing on your goals is the one sure way NOT to achieve them. With humor and insight he goes on to explain how focusing on your behaviors is how you achieve goals.
“It’s up to you to make your life. Take what you have and stack it up like a tower of teetering blocks. Build your dream around that.” Cheryl Strayed
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