Guidelines to Successful Goal Setting
Setting your goals is really quite simple. There are a few guidelines that I use that help to support and guide me to achieve the goals I want to reach.
I look forward to sitting down and planning a strategy for my next set of goals. Before I learned the importance of setting goals and really understood how to do it. I had considered it like a chore, or like homework. But now, I actually enjoy it the process.
Here are some guidelines to keep in mind when setting your goals:
Be specific and clear. – Use details, and positive words that have meaning to you.
Make the goal measurable. – Use numbers for you to get to (weight, dollar amount, amount of time etc.) so that it is obvious. You’ll be able to tell if you’ve achieved your goal, or how much farther you need to go to reach the goal. Using numbers is a good tool for you to measure your progress and to keep you focused.
Make your goal attainable. – In other words, create your goal to be simple so that you can reach it. If your goal is too complicated, or has elements that are beyond your control, you may be unconsciously setting yourself up for a failure.
Give yourself a time frame for which to have your goal completed. – Having an end time helps to keep you focused and motivated.
Make your goals relevant to you. – Design a goal that has meaning for YOU, and is important to YOU. Your goal should be worthy of you and be a reflection of your vision or values.
Design you goals to be inspiring. – Create goals that excite you, not drain you. You should feel drawn to your goal. Make them fun and uplifting. I find that half the process is on the wording You can turn something boring into something fun simply by using the right words. I like to use words like explore, create or discover in place of find or figure out, release instead of lose etc.
Focus on your desired goal and create action steps to reach them. – With each goal you set, write down 3-5 (or more) actions that you can do in order to build up and get you close to achieving your goal. Doing this breaks down the goal into smaller, possibly easier steps. Then, each day, make sure that you take at least one action each day.
Set your goals in a different environment than where you spend most of your time. – Changing things up will give you a new perspective. It helps you to change your mindset and see things in a different light. You can also put yourself in an environment you would like the goal to result in. For example, if your goal is to receive/make/earn more money or upgrade to a more affluent lifestyle, you could ride an elevator to the top of a 5 star hotel and create your goals there. Make your goals from where you want to be. Want to be fit? Set your goals at the gym, want to spend more time in nature, construct your goals at the local park.
These guidelines are given to help you in the process of setting your goals. Whether you follow all of them, or just some of them, the important thing is to take action. Set your goals, go for them, and have fun.
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Jodene Brown is an entrepreneur living in Ventura, California who helps others to have a home based businesses and become financially free.
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