Hey! Thank you for reading this post… I just want to write a quick note about “Goal Setting” and how powerful it can be…
IT TAKES MANY FORMS — I’m sure you have heard about setting your personal vision… about beginning with the end in mind… about having direction… That sort of stuff. It can be your dailty to dos… Your weekly checklist… Your monthly tasks… Your annual target… Your milestone… You get what I mean.
Basically you just need to have something to aim for. It’s kinda simple but complicated at the same time… but the bottomline is that you need to set your sights on something. Whether it’s long or short term or NOW… you need to have that something lined up on your cross-hairs to hit or to target.
Let’s try to break it down…
First it should be EASILY UNDERSTOOD — What do I mean by that? That means you can clearly visualize or explain to others the results you are looking for (yes there should be results).
That means this should be MEASURABLE. Whether it’s dollars or kilos there has to be a clear measure of value attached to your goal.
Don’t kid yourself — Do not put something so easy to achieve just to make yourself feel good… It has to be CHALLENGING. The goal has to stretch you further… and inspire you at the same time.
To be inspired means the goal has to be very MEANINGFUL and IMPACTFUL to you… something that you will cherish and be proud of… perhaps something that will change your life…
Give yourself a deadline… It should be TIME-BOUND. Yes, it can be moved but… come on… If it really means a lot to you then this is something you should not be be putting off. Set a realistic timeline for yourself and go all in.
Goal setting is a key step towards achievement. Our ability to stay focused on goals will spell the difference between failure and success.
Cheers to a new week!