Hi everyone, can you believe we are almost half way through the year! Summer is fast approaching and my question to you is this – Are you achieving what you set out to achieve this year? If not then why not consider Goal Setting! – There is never a better time than now to take action
Here are 4 practical tips on goal setting and making it work for you:
1. Define your dreams and goals.
One of the best things we have been given as humans is the desire to have dreams of a better life and the ability to establish and set goals to live out those dreams. We often look deep within ourselves and dream of better situations for ourselves and our families. We have also been given the ability to not only dream, but pursue those dreams—and not just pursue them, but the practical ability to plan, strategise and live those dreams.
Stop Fantasizing and Start Saying ‘Yes, to Your Dreams
2. Evaluate and reflect.
The only way to decide what we want in the future and how we’ll get there is to know where we are right where we are going – You need to evaluate on a regular basis.
The purpose of evaluation is two-fold. First, it gives you an objective way to look at your accomplishments and your pursuit of your goals. Secondly, it shows you where you are so you can determine where you need to go.
Take some time to evaluate and reflect. See where you are and make notes so that as the months progress you will see just how much ground you’re gaining.
3. Make your goals S.M.A.R.T. – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-sensitive.
No waffle! Not ambiguous!
Always set goals that are measurable. I would say “specifically measurable” to take into account the principle of being specific.
Don’t set goals that are so high that they are unattainable.
Keep it real, the clue is in the word! “real.” Aim high by all means but make your goal something you can actually achieve.
Every goal should have a timeframe attached to it. You may even have to break down a big goal into different parts. A S.M.A.R.T. goal has a timeline.
4. Have accountability.
When someone knows what your goals are, they hold you accountable. Using a Coach is a great way to you keep on track and achieve the GOAL!
So, there you go – put the above in to place and see how the remainder of year improves with your refreshed commitment to success!