How to set a Goal! Sounds simple, setting a goal, yet I find many people I talk to that have Dreams and Goals dont understand the importance of taking the necessary steps to make them happen.
You can't just will it or wish it to happen, you need to take action.
There are so many goal setting strategies it can be quite confusing, just know the most important step of them all is to start with writing down your goals.
If you have so many goals you're overwhelmed and you don't know where to start, pick one. Start simply. Start with how to set A goal.
Review goal setting ideas, print a Goal Setting Worksheet, grab a pen or pencil and get ready to take the first step and be that much closer to accomplishing your goal.
Here are some goal setting tools to get you started:
Writing out your goals is the most important part of goal setting ideas. The simple act of writing down your goals is important because of the accountability that comes with writing them down. Writing a goal is an action, one of many required in accomplishing goals, but with out writing them down, there is nothing to build on.
1. For each goal create a time frame. Write down the day, month and year in which you will complete the goal by.
2. For each goal write down what you need to achieve that goal. Skill, education, career advancement or change, finances, resources, etc.
3. For each goal write down the actions that you will need to take in order to complete the GOAL and the steps required to complete the actions.
4. Use one of our free worksheets. Things to do Today, Daily, Weekly and Monthly Planner worksheets will not only provide direction but are a tangible way of checking how you are progressing towards reaching your goals. A record of your success!
Dont look at this as the hard part. This can be as fun as the reward if you are in the right frame of mind. This is part of the adventure. This is challenging yourself and making yourself better for it. You will learn how to overcome and adjust the path to reach the goal or sometimes the goal itself. Keep your goals and the plan in sight, review it daily, follow your plan and achieve your goals.
If achieving your goal is not the reward itself, dont forget to reward yourself for achieving it.
Let these Simple Steps to Success Motivate you!