We often daydream about what we want to accomplish in life, but how often do we actually put together a plan for making these daydreams a reality?
Each one of us is capable of creating a roadmap with mini- goals, which can help us achieve the greatness we deserve.
Those daydreams of ours are really life goals, and our dreams will differ from person to person. However, beware of simply setting goals without any real serious thought as to how you can achieve them!
Goals are the beacons that remind us of our dreams and aspirations. If your goals aren’t specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely, your goals will have no meaning and you’ll have a difficult time achieving what you’re called to do!
Checklist for Creating and Realizing Your Goals:
✴ Remember to give yourself the time necessary to create goals according to the S.M.A.R.T. principles.
Make sure you have all the information necessary before creating your goals so it’ll be realistic and attainable.
✴ Incorporate short term goals into your long term goal-setting. Short term goals are like stepping stones along the way to your success. Short term tasks also encourage you to assess your plan along the way and adjust as needed.
✴ Keeping yourself accountable to your goals is critical. Share your goals with someone you trust, like a peer or coach.
✴ Actively monitor your progress towards your goals. Don’t keep your goals filed away. Keep them front and center so your actions and tasks will always be aligned with your goals.
Keep your business or life plan close at hand on your desk or on a bulletin board and look at it regularly. Too many plans spend their lives hidden in files or piles, if they’re even written down at all!
Remember that your plan isn’t set in stone. Plans are meant to be fluid and change with time or as your interests change. These plans will help keep you on your chosen path to success.
When you reach a milestone, celebrate!
Tell your family, friends, and accountability coach. Blog about it. Take special note of how good you feel knowing that your hard work is paying off and you’re one step closer to reaching your long term goal.
Refer to your goals regularly to mark your progress. Create a chart for each month that highlights the progress you’ve made on your goals and keep that chart visible at all times.
Recognize that goals don’t just happen by themselves; they need your attention and active participation as you follow your plan.
Experiencing setbacks is inevitable because we’re human. But we have the knowledge and capability to adjust our timelines and continue on our path. There’s no harm in changing the path you’re on, but there is harm in quitting altogether!
It's key to know that this is a journey not a destination
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