Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Goal Setting!!!

This is something that is very important and we all need to do it very often.  When was the last time you wrote down goals and you looked at them? Have you achieved any of them? Are they realistic? Have you added any new ones? What time frame have you set for each one? You have to ask yourself these questions and answer them and face reality. You do know what a goal is right? A goal is a desired result a person envisions, plans and commits to achieve a personal or organizational desired end-point in some sort of assumed development. Or if you want a shorter version of that; a goal is a desire to achieve some type of accomplishment in a certain time frame.

I personally write down my goals and I have placed them in my home binder. I placed them first in the binder so every time I open the binder, I will see the goal sheet. Here's my personal guideline of setting and achieving goals:

1) Write them down on something that can be kept safely and won't get damaged by water, dirt, or fire. Keeping them in a safe place is important because it will be easy to go back to and easy to review.
2) Make them a reality. Now this is something that a lot of people may have a little problem with in achieving goals. Let's say you want to go on a cruise. Well, of course to actually go on the cruise, you have to pay for it and book one. But you don't have the money for it. Well, go to your bank and set up a fund to deposit money into the account just for the cruise. That is a way to achieve that goal. You really don't want to put anything on the list that even you know you can't achieve.
3) Setting a time frame. Going on a cruise next year? Getting out of debt in 3 years? Graduating college in 4 years? Everything has a time frame so why not set your goals with a time frame to achieve them. Trust me when you achieve one, it will give great energy and motivation to achieve one after another one.
4) Treat yourself! As parents, we give our children goodies when they do good. Well, why not do the same for yourself when you achieve a goal? Start with something small for the easy goals achieved and then work your way up to that cruise with major accomplishments.
5) Mark them off. Once you have achieved that goal, mark it off the list. You will be amazed at how much you have accomplished in the set time frame.
6) Review. You want to review your goals as frequent as possible. This is a way to remind you to stay on track and achieve that goal!

Need help getting started? Sure!! Just print this Goal sheet and start filling it in. You may print as many copies as you like to put it in several places to remind you to review them often.

Off to setting goals we go....

Until next time...



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