Hey Guys, Sean back to you again so just wanted to talk to you about setting goals and how to achieve them and make them realsitic. So lets get into it:
- Evaluate and reflect.
The only way we can rationally decide what we want in the future and how we’ll get there is to recognize where we are right now and what our current level of satisfaction is. So first of all take some time to reflect and write down your current situation; then ask the question on each key point: Is that OK?
The purpose of the evaluation is had two purposes. Number 1, it gives you an objective way to look at your accomplishments and your pursuit of the vision you have for life. Number 2, it shows you where you are so you can determine where you need to go. Evaluation gives you a baseline to work from.
Here’s how to evaluate and reflect.
2. Define your dreams and goals.
One of the amazing things is that we can look deep within our hearts and dream of a better situation for ourselves and our families. We can dream of better financial, emotional, spiritual or physical lives. We have the ability to not only dream, but pursue those dreams.
What are your dreams and goals?
This isn’t what you already have or what you have done, but what you want. Have you ever really sat down and thought through your life values and decided what you really want? Have you ever taken the time to truly reflect, to listen to your heart, to see what dreams live within you? Your dreams are there. Everyone has them they are there, you just have to reflect a little bit.
Take time to be quiet. Schedule some quiet time. Shut out all distractions: So no other people, switch off your cellphone, close you computer, turn off all social media notifications, so its just you, a pad, a pen and your thoughts.
Remember nothing is foolish just let the thoughts fly and take note.
- Think about what really get you going.
- What would you love to do, either for fun or for a living?
- What would you love to accomplish?
- What would you do and try if you were guaranteed to succeed?
- What big thoughts move your heart into a state of excitement and joy?
When you answer these questions you will feel great and you have a clear idea of what you dream life is. Write down all of your dreams as you have them.
Remember nothing is foolish so just let the thoughts fly and take note.
Now, prioritize those dreams.
- Which are most important?
- Which are most feasible?
- Which would you love to do the most?
Put them in the order in which you will actually try to attain them. We are always moving toward action.
Here’s how to define your dreams and goals.
3. Make your goals S.M.A.R.T.
The acronym S.M.A.R.T. means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-sensitive.
Goals are no place to small talk. They are no place to be vague. Ambiguous goals produce ambiguous results. Incomplete goals produce incomplete futures.
Always set goals that are measurable. I would say “specifically measurable” to take into account our principle of being specific.
One of the detrimental things that many people do—with good intentions—is setting goals that are so high that they are unattainable.
The root word of realistic is “real” A goal has to be something that we can reasonably make “real” or a “reality” in our lives. There are some goals that are simply not realistic. You must be able to say, that yes, indeed, it is entirely realistic that you can make it. This is in no way to say it shouldn’t be a big goal, but it must be realistic.
Every goal should have a timeframe attached to it. One of the powerful aspects of a great goal is that it has an end. As time goes by, you work on it because you don’t want to get behind, and you work diligently because you want to meet the deadline. You can even break down a big goal into different parts of measurement and timeframes and that is perfectly OK. Set smaller goals and work them out in their own time. A S.M.A.R.T. goal has a timeline.
- Have accountability.
When someone knows what your goals are, they hold you accountable by asking you to “give an account” of where you are in the process of achieving that goal. Accountability puts some teeth into the process. If a goal is set and only one person knows it, does it really have any power? Most times the answer is no, because you just have to convince yourself that you are making progress when you mightn’t be so by being accountable to someone you have the focus and desire to have the work done when you meet them again. A goal isn’t as powerful if you don’t have one or more people who can hold you accountable to it.
Thats’ all for now.
Catch you all net time.