You cannot change your destination overnight,
but you can change your direction overnight
– Jim Rohn
Do you know where you’re going?
If you feel an overwhelming surge of excitement, then you probably think big for your future. But more often, you get demotivated and end up less excited in achieving your goals.
And then, you end up regretting about it.
Perhaps, the two main problems are: you don’t know what to do to reach your goal, and you don’t know the best way to do it. Yes you’ve got the fumes, but not the resources; you may have the passion, but not the action.
What to do?
Set your personal goals.
Keep your goal-setting on track by knowing the whys and hows. Here’s a list to help you:
Goal-setting is your road map to success.
Basically, a personal goal-setting is your path to destination, and your destination can be your short-term goal or lifelong goal.
You can’t rely on a guesswork. Plan your execution each day and you’ll get real results. Knowing that you are prepared, you are more confident in achieving your projects.
How: Pick a big project and divide them into doable sub-projects. Note that your projects should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and set in a time-frame. In short, do it S.M.A.R.T. For instance, if you want to get fit, you can do the following:
- Aim for 5 meals a day—3 main meals and 2 light snacks.
- Follow a certain diet (eat as much protein as possible).
- Download a fitness app on your phone.
- Sleep 8 to 9 hours at night.
- Do a 10-minute strength program—do squats, bench press, and power cleans.
Goal-setting helps you perform at work better.
Do not exhaust yourself. By the time you narrow down your goals, you can execute them better with ample energy. The problem with people who don’t follow a goal-setting is that they overdo things and often forget the ones that matter most.
How: Set a specific time-frame for your goal. Don’t say, “I’m going to start working out next week.” Instead, say “I’m working out now, put my running shoes on and go for a walk and jog for one-hour straight, then do this thrice a week.”
Goal-setting empowers your vision with power.
Your motivation carries the result of your goals. No matter how hard you work but you think that you can’t do it, then you really can’t do it. Through a perfect goal-setting, you create the vision of your future self. It only takes time to know that you are at the right path to success.
How: Do you know someone who you greatly admire and respect? List them on your notes and follow the characteristics you’d like to have.
Goal-setting gives you the drive to get started.
Whether they’re baby steps or large steps, following a personal goal-setting helps you get started at the right track. The best thing about this is you know where you start. Every action you execute have meaningful results, and the more you take the step, the more you move forward to the best path.
How: Write your goals daily. Obsess about it. With this, you are committing your brain and heart to doing it.
Goal-setting helps you determine your progress and track results.
Understand your strength and weakness. There is a level of satisfaction when your progress is determined and the results are measured.
How: Each day, mark your calendar with your accomplished goal—whether they are short or long— and soon, you’ll see how productive and committed you are. Celebrate and see your personal goals in progress.
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