Goal Setting

What is goal setting?

Some people have trouble sticking to their goals because they don’t differentiate casual self-improvements from their goals. Just because you decide to exercise every day for 30 minutes, doesn’t make that a proper goal. So, what does “goal setting” actually mean?

Goal setting is a powerful process, that starts with identifying a skill or object that you want to achieve, then you make a plan to achieve it, you work hard and try to complete it by a certain date or time. Instead of exercising with no purpose or “goal,” to set a real goal you may want to exercise to lose a bit of weight. Setting goals like this require proper planning, consideration, and discipline, to achieve them. Goal setting also encourages you to not give up and to keep your expectations higher, so you can achieve your best.

Why are Setting Goals important?

By setting goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see an amazing progress in what previously may have seemed pointless. When you come across obstacles in everyday life, it is important not to give up on yourself, keep trying and soon you will achieve your goals. Try to set goals that cover different parts of your life such as diet and excersize. When setting goals, you will realise how important your self-confidence and courage is.

How do you set goals?

Goal setting requires careful consideration of what you want to achieve and when you want to achieve it. When thinking about or setting goals, you must be willing to achieve them, if you write them down then stick them somewhere where you can see them, this will encourage you to keep at those goals.

Ok. So you’ve thought about your goals, what now? There are certain steps to set goals and the steps below will help.

Step 1. Think about your goal and the results you would like to see. Before setting a goal, think about what you are trying to achieve and ask yourself these questions:

  • Is my goal achievable and measurable?
  • Is my goal something I truly want?
  • Is it important enough for me dedicate time and effort into?

If you’re not willing to put time and effort into your goal it probably is not worth pursuing. Remember not to set lots of goals at once, you may have a difficult time trying to achieve them all. Try to set 3 or less goals to start and focus on just those few.

Step 2. Create SMART goals, make your goals achievable and measurable therefore it will make them easier to accomplish. Once you have properly throughout about what you want to achieve, make sure they are within the “SMART” criteria.

Specific: Making your goals specific will allow you to track your progress and help you to achieve it.

Measurable: Making your goals measurable will allow you to recognize when you have achieved it.

Achievable: Making your goals achievable will make sure that you can accomplish them.

Relevant: Making your goals relevant will ensure that your goal is something you truly want and that you will keep at it.

Time-bound: Making your goals time-bound will mean you have a deadline to focus on and something to work towards.

3. Write your Goals down: When you write your goals down, they become realistic instead of a vague idea that remains only in your mind. Once you’ve written your goals down, keep them somewhere safe and visible. Put your personal goals in places that you usually go to such as your computer screen or mirror. Put your team or group goals somewhere where everyone can see them, such as the whiteboard in your office. The pdf below will help you to organise your goals.

4. Take action: Now that you’ve planned your goal, it’s time to take action! You didn’t go through all that work just to forget about your goal, every step that you take counts, work towards your goal, and don’t give up!

Time to make YOUR dreams and goals a reality!

xoxo – The Sunshine Blogger

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