Establishing Goals Allows
Progress to be Measured
It may seem to be easier to go
through life without
setting any goals. Many people struggle and
procrastinate about the idea of setting goals for themselves.
also tend to resent others who attempt to suggest it is a character
flaw to not
be able to define and outline the purpose they are destine to fill in
life. For other individuals part of the struggle is to figure out who
they are that complicates the problem of setting goals.
Like new years resolutions, a
goals is just a
departure point that must be combine with a
firm decision to stick to them. Unless you pledge firmly to not forget
about them and stay the course until you actually achieve them.
The people who have goals seem to be
consistently the "go to people" who
make an impact on others. They establish goals and don't
lose sight of their goals until they have achieved them.
Steps to help reach
There are 5 steps that can help
- Have a burning desire: In
order to reach any goal you want you
must first develop a burning desire. Discovering what your burning
is becomes the first step towards striving to reach
any goal you desire.
- Acquire knowledge and
missing skills: The next
step to achieve any goal is to find out the missing skills that
you need in order to reach that goal and then acquire the skills.
- Adjust your beliefs:
A very important step in achieving any goal is to adjust
your beliefs surrounding what represents success. It is necessary
to understand that success doesn't happen overnight and that multiple
tries may be necessary as part of the process required to succeed.
and Patience are two very important traits for achieving
any goal you want to aspire to.
- Modify your actions:
The next to last and extremely
important step, is to modify, adjust, or revise your methods after an
unsuccessful attempt. Try to avoid using the term "failing". Each
time you experience negative feedback, use this as an opportunity
adjust your actions to fix what didn't go well and try once
again. Don't expect on achieving you goal on the first attempt.
Successful people keep trying
until something works. However, following the same game plan that just
had negative results insures
that you keep repeating the same
old mistakes. That's why adjusting your actions is crucial for reaching
- Know what failure is
and learn how to get past it:
Since success is all about trial and error the final step to be able to
reach any goal you want involves learning how to accept
and how to keep going even if you are facing numerous rejections. Some
people who have the potential to succeed, never manage to do it because
they stop trying after few failures.
Your Goals and Actions A step-by-step process
that may assist
you and others in more consistently taking actions to support the
manifestation of your goals.
Strategies for Achieving SMART Goals Setting goals is easy but
achieving them is not. SMART goals specific, measurable, achievable,
realistic and timely is the first step in making your goal a reality.
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