Month: October 2018

How to Stay Focused on Your Goals

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SMART-goalsHave you thought about what you want to be doing in the next 5 years, 10 years or 30 years from now? Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about yourself, your future and all that you want to achieve. The goal setting process helps you to choose where your life will go next. You may set a goal to start a fitness regime, to start a business such asĀ or starting an academic goal. By knowing exactly what you want to achieve, you will be better placed to understand better where to put a lot of concentration on your efforts.

To stay focused on your goals, here are key things you need to adhere to;

Set goals that motivate you

While setting goals for yourself, it is very important that you set goals that motivate you. You need to set goals that are important to you, goals that have a value in achieving them. If you have a little motivation in the end result of your goals, then they will be irrelevant for you. Motivation is a key factor in achieving your goals. You need to set goals that relate highly to your priorities in life. To achieve your goals, you need to have a high level of commitment. To maximize the likelihood of the success of your goals, you need to have a sense of urgency.

Set smart goals

You might have heard the term smart goals, but the question but the question is, do you always apply this rule? The fact remains that for your goals to be powerful and smart, they must be achievable. Your goals must be specific. They must be clear and well defined. Goals that are vague or generalized are not helpful as they miss out on providing sufficient direction. You need goals to show you the way. Makes these goals easy and specific, to make your path straight.

Set goals in writing

motivationThe physical act of writing your goals makes the whole process tangible and real. You need no excuse at all for forgetting about writing your goals down. Use the right words such as ‘will’ instead of ‘like to’. Frame your goals statement in a positive way. If you have to use a do list, ensure that the to-do list template is one that you have prepared for yourself. If you have to use an action program, ensure that your goals are on top of the project catalog.

Make an action plan

Making an action plan is one of the most missed steps when it comes to the process of setting goals. When you write down the individual goals, you also need to cross each one of them once it has been completed. Once a goal has been met, cross it as this helps you to make the right progress towards your ultimate goal. You also need to trust your goals and stick with them. You need to understand that goal setting is much more than simply saying you want something to happen. Unless you have clearly defined what you want and you have all these issues in mind, then your odds of success will be greatly reduced.