Many people feel they work hard, but they don’t seem to get anywhere; others dream about where they want to go but don’t have a „map” to get there.
Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about the future and also a good tool to turn your vision of this future into reality.
Spending time thinking about what you want from life but without setting formal goals wastes time and time is our most precious resource ever. So why set out on a major journey with no real idea of your destination?
The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing what you want to achieve, you know where you have to concentrate your efforts.
One way to write powerfull goals in SMART mnemonic.
One of the most important things is to set your goals on different levels:
- Create a big picture of what you want to do in your life.
Try to set goals in as many areas of your life as possible
For example: career, financial, education, health, spirituality, family etc.
- Set smaller goals
Set a plan of smaller goals that you need to complete in order to achieve lifetime goals. Make it as precise as possible.
Write goals for for 1 year, 1 month, 1 week time according to your lifetime goals. You can even make daily lists with things to do in order to take a step more in achieving your dreams.
Before setting goals make sure the goal you are working for is something you really want, not just something that sounds good, as in the end you will just lose motivation. While setting goals take in consideration your values, as according to your values you will determine your priorities.
Find out how to identify your values here : https://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/newTED_85.htm
Good luck with setting your goals!
Addicted to Success Team!