Setting goals can help you achieve satisfaction in life as it allows you to reach for your dreams by improving and changing aspects of your life that you aren’t happy with so that you can find more joy and fulfillment.
Let’s not sugar coat it though because while setting goals may be easy, following through with them is much harder.
Year after year, many of us set these big and beautiful goals but so much happens and we either forget about them until the end of the year or we get sidetracked and then feel bad about ourselves.
This year, that’s not going to happen to you because you’re going to have a plan set it in place.
#1. Get It Out
Write down everything that you want to achieve this year. It doesn’t matter if it’s big or small, or significant or insignificant. Get it all down on paper.
Once you have them written down, put a star beside 5 of them. Don’t be an overachiever and star more than that. You can always come back to this list after you’ve achieved the ones that you’ve put a star besides.
Keep in mind that your goals should be balanced between social, emotional, physical and intellectual.
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#2. Set It
Beside each of your starred goals, write down a preferred deadline. This doesn’t have to be absolute but it’s good to have a set date to work toward.
When you have your dates, put them on your calendar. You can download a more detailed planner and calendar by CLICKING HERE or on the image below.
#3. Create a Mini List
For each of your goals, create a list of small steps so that you can achieve your big goal. Once you’ve done this for each of your goals, write them down in your calendar. Make a note of the time that you will work on each of your mini goals so that you set that time aside.
#4. Motivate Yourself
Look at what motivates you. Is there something you’ll do for yourself after you accomplish each of your mini goals and then finally, your main goal? It’s important to treat yourself after you work on your goals so that you have something to look forward to when it starts to feel like it’s too much for you to handle.
#4. Go For It
Keep your head down, don’t get sucked in by shiny object syndrome. Stay focused and get started on your goals based on the dates that you have set out for yourself.
Remember that life gets in the way sometimes and that’s okay. If you don’t get to a mini goal on one day, set some time aside to work on it on a different day.
If this gets to be too much for you and you want to join the High Achiever’s Club, send me a quick email with the title saying, High Achiever’s Club and email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let’s recap really quickly. Today, we looked at the following:
- The reasons why it’s important to set goals in advance.
- How to set achievable goals for yourself: get it out, set it, create a mini list, motivate yourself, and go for it.
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