Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation.
Setting goals helps you to organize your time and resources so that you can make the most of your life.
Let’s look at some effective ways to set goals.
When you set goals make sure they motivate you: this means making sure that they are important to you, and that there is value in achieving them. To make sure that your goal is motivating, write down why it’s valuable and important to you.
Your goal must be clear and well defined. Make it as simple as you can to get where you want to go.
Write out the individual steps, and then cross them off as you complete them. Celebrate each step as you see that you are making progress towards your ultimate goal.
Start with the end in mind and then work back. The making of all Hollywood movies starts with the last scene. In fact, directors often shoot the final scene first. Set a date in your calendar for the finished goals and then work back and create time tasks to reach your goals.
Prioritize time-sensitive goals first. Create a list of priorities, and focus on what needs to get done right away. Once you’ve met the urgent needs first, tackle the rest.
Having an accountability coach is one of the best ways to reach your goals as they keep you on track and focused on where you are going. It’s like playing 10 pin bowling, a coach is the bumpers on the sides that stop you from going into the gutter and keeps your ball on track to hit the strike.
Make your goal achievable by breaking it down into manageable smaller goals.
Remember, goal setting is an ongoing activity. Build-in reminders to keep yourself on track, and make regular time-slots available to review your goals as they may change or pivot in the process.