If you are a goal oriented person, there may not be a better feeling the achieving a goal that you set. The next best feeling might be the moment you realize that you have a new goal you want to accomplish. The hardest thing about achieving your goals is knowing how to set them. Here are 5 tips on how to set goals.
SET GOALS THAT MOTIVATE YOU
A goal should inspire you, it should project the person you are hoping to become and be reflective of the priorities in your live. If the goals you have set don’t motivate you it is likely they aren’t aligned with your core. Feel free to let go of goals that don’t motivate you.
Invite a little structure into your life, by scheduling out your day by the hour. When you schedule a task focus on that particular task. Things like checking your email, surfing the web, browsing social media should have its own time. When you utilize a schedule it is clear what that time should be used for try to be strict on yourself.
CUT DOWN ON MULTI-TASKING
I get it multitasking sometimes seems like the only way to be productive. However doing more than one thing at a time can take away from doing quality work on one thing. At times it can & will drain your energy and scatter your mind. Focusing on one task at a time will allow you to focus and give maximum effort.
• Specific. Your goals should be clearly defined, anything less will leave you lost as it they do not provide clear direction
• Measurable.Include precise amounts, dates, and so on in your goals so you can measure your degree of success.
• Attainable.If you set a goal that you have no hope of achieving, you will only demoralize yourself and erode your confidence.
• Relevant. Goals should be relevant to the direction you want your life and career to take.
• Time Bound. Deadlines are added pressure and many of us work much better under pressure. The sense of urgency increases and so does the focus so that achievement will come much faster.
WRITE YOUR GOALS DOWN
Dr. Gail Matthews a psychology professor at Dominican University in California conducted a experiment where she concluded that one is 42% more likely to achieve their goals if you write them down. Writing things down requires time and commitment it is an investment. As people we hate to lose our investment, we tend to do what we can to prevent it. By writing it down you have decided that this is a priority.