Reaching your Goals
The process of setting goals helps you choose and decide on where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve and what success looks like to you, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts. You'll also quickly spot the distractions that can, so easily, lead you astray and you'll learn how to remain focus on your goals.
What do you want to happen?
Be specific, you'll be more motivated to pursue your goals because you’ll know exactly what you need to do in order to be successful. At this step, clarify who is involved, what to accomplish, where will it be done, and what to watch out for (issues or obstacles to consider).
Track your progress
Define: I know I have reached my goal when? This is how you will measure and track your goals. Understand the value of accountability and how measuring progress and checking in along the way can keep you on the right course to reach your goals.
What steps are needed to reach your goals?
One mistake even adults make is setting the bar too high, then feeling frustrated when they fail. This is where the steps to reach the goal are broken down into manageable
pieces. It is important to set smaller, realistic goals. They are like stepping stones that can get you to a bigger, more far-reaching goal.
Set a plan to reach your goals
Look at your timeline and timeframe, and decide if you have reasonable time set to achieve this goal. Evaluate the motivation behind the goal. Ask what is the motivation? Is this important enough to stick with it over time?
What is your WHY?
What is your purpose for life...
Find out what's important in your life. You do that by asking yourself why you love it and why it’s important to have it in your life.
When will you reach your goal?
This is all about learning how to manage your time and stay on task. Understanding the need to set a limit of time allows for focus on the steps to reach the goal. It establishes a sense of urgency and prompts time management.