The basics of setting goals is an open secret known by top-calibre athletes, successful businessmen and businesswomen and all types of achievers in all sorts of different fields. The basics of setting goals give you short-term and long-term motivation and focus. They help you set focus on the acquisition of required knowledge and help you to plan and organize your resources and your time so that you can get the best out of your life.
Setting clearly defined short term and long term goals will enable you to measure your progress and achieve personal satisfaction once you have successfully met your goals. Charting your progress will also enable you to actually see the stages of completion leading to the actual realization of your goals. This eliminates the feeling of a long and pointless grind towards achieving your goal. Your self-confidence and level of competence will also improve as you will be more aware of your capabilities as you complete or achieve your goals.
The basics of goal settings involves deciding what you really want to do with your life and what short term and long term goals you need to achieve it. Then you have to break down goals into the smaller and manageable targets that you must complete on your way to achieving your lifetime targets.
A good way to have a manageable list is to have a daily and weekly set of goals. By doing this you will always be in the position of moving towards your goals. Everyday gives you the opportunity to fulfill a certain target giving you the feeling of accomplishment.
Here are some pointers that should be taken into consideration when setting your goals.
1.Attitude plays a very big role in setting and achieving your goals.
You must ask yourself if any part of you or your mind holding is you back? If there are any parts of your behavior that are being a hindrance or putting your plans into disarray? If you do have problems in these areas then the immediate thing to do is to address this problem. Solutions may include identifying and beginning to read some self-improvement materials ( I can Recommend Some Good books here for FREE )
2.Make a Daily Action List.
One of the biggest failings for most people is the lack of an “action list”. Make an action list for each day, make it the last thing you do before you go to sleep ( Your subconciousness will begin working on this list immediately once you are asleep ), and only put 6 “things to do” on your daily list. Work your way through the 6 actions, one at a time, focussing ONLY on each individual action as you get to it. DO NOT think about the previous action, or the next action. Focus ONLY on the CURRENT action. If you find that you have not completed all of the actions for a particular day, do not scold yourself too much, simply add them to your list for the next day.
3.Education is key to achieving your goals.
If your goals require you to have a certain kind of qualification,require a certain specialization or demand a certain skill to be developed, make plans in getting the appropriate education.
Personal financial situations also play a major role in achieving your goals.How much do you really want to earn. This is your chance to REALLY go for it. HOW MUCH DO YOU REALLY WANT? Most people at this point limit themselves and don’t think big enough. You MUST release your old limiting beliefs think of the biggest possible amount you would like to earn and create a positive affirmation to plant the seed firmly in your subconcious. I use the following affirmation on a daily basis (amongst others) and you can use it too. I try to get as many people as possible using this affirmation every day. You can start NOW. Here it is:
“I am so Happy and Grateful Now That money comes to me in increasing quantities, through multiple sources on a continuous basis”
To start achieving your lifetime goals, set a quarter of a century plan, then break it down to 5 year plans then break it down again to 1 year plans, then 6 month plans then monthly plans, then weekly, then daily.
Then create a things-to-do list for the day.
Always review your plans and prepare for contingencies.
The basics of goal settings should not be so difficult once you get familiar with them.
All the best
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