Setting goals gives a target to aim for and provides focus
for where you going and how you intend to get there. When
it comes to building a life the average person spends more
time planning their annual vacation than they do in planning
When was the last time your reviewed your current goal list?
What goals have your successfully completed?
What goals will you carry forward into your new plan?
You do have your goals written down don't you?
If not, then go do it right NOW! Get a notebook and write
out your goals.
Make separate headings for each of the major areas that lead
to a balanced lifestyle.
In each of these areas ask yourself...
- What do I want?
- Why do I you want it?
- And what am I willing to do to get it?
Take the time to ponder and reflect on your answers.
Research has found that the higher the goals are set, the
higher we achieve. Have you set your goals high enough?
Setting well-defined goals helps to channel your focus
and energy towards what is important for turning dreams
Have you set SMART goals? A SMART goal is always...
S - Specific
M - Measurable
A - Action Orientated
R - Relevant
T - Timely
The hardest part of any goal is starting.
Decide on your most important goals and translate them into specific
steps and activities required for you to reach them.
Start with the end in mind and work backwards.
What do you need to do yearly, monthly, weekly?
What can you do in the next 24 hours to get started on your
There is power in writing goals down. Put your goals on paper
and place them where you will be reminded of what you are
trying to achieve: on your bathroom mirror, in the car, your
wallet or purse, beside your computer or any place where you
will view them often.
Long term goals of 2, 3, 5 years or lifetime goals may
require many steps to reach the target and should be
re-evaluated on a regular basis to en sure you are still
on course. At other times goals may change and may need a
course adjustment to get back on track if this is a goal
you still want to achieve.
If you have not started on turning your dreams into goals
then DO IT NOW for there is no time like the present to
take action towards making all your dreams a reality.
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