There is a lot more to right goal setting than just picking a goal and moving forward.
While that is important to ensure that you are setting the right goals so that you can be truly successful, here are some questions to ask yourself.
- Are you setting the right, specific and realistic goals?
- Are your goals multifaceted?
- Is your schedule going to help you attain your goals?
Are you setting the right, specific and realistic goals?
It takes a little research to ensure that a goal is realistic. If you are not sure if something is actually achievable, then you’ve not done enough research. Once you’ve set a goal that is indeed realistic, then you need to have a description that is specific enough to make it easy to reverse engineer your actions. Working this backward will help to create an action plan time schedule sure to succeed.
Are your goals multifaceted?
Focusing on only one part of your life is a bad idea. People live multi-faceted lives and need to make goals for all areas of their life in order to feel successful. If you have a wonderful business or career but your personal life suffers, then no matter how successful you are, you will not feel successful. Something will always feel as if it’s missing from your life if your goals are not inclusive. Therefore, make sure your goals include something from each aspect of your life.
Is your schedule going to help you attain your goals?
Once you create a schedule for yourself to reach each goal that you have set, you need to truly consider how representative of reality it is. Say your goal is to be healthy and reduce cholesterol by 10% in six months but you haven’t set aside the time needed to exercise and eat right. If you don’t schedule in the time needed, you won’t succeed because something will always be in your way taking time from you. It will be very frustrating to execute your schedule because it doesn’t represent reality.
For instance, if you are going to exercise 30 minutes per day, setting aside only 30 minutes isn’t going to be realistic because you need time to cool down or get cleaned up, changed and back to work. Look at your schedule to provide enough time for you to do each activity and enjoy the process. I have a client who decided that she was not enjoying her work experiences when she went to meetings. She got there just in time and sometimes late and then had to run off to her next appointment. Her solution, she added 15 minutes to the front end and back end of each meeting. She is loving her schedule now and feeling more fulfilled which is helping her achieve her goals efficiently and faster.
Take away: set realisic goals in all areas of your life, schedule adequate time
(you may have to say no to something, you’ll get the hang of this by really deciding your priorities) and celebrate.
I hope this is helpful for you in learning to set goals and achieve them!
I will have more tips on setting goals the next two weeks!
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