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Setting goals can be very difficult for some people (for example someone like me) and for some people they have made it a routine so much that it has become a part of them that is why i am sharing this post about how to set goals.
Goal setting is the act of writing down your dreams into small actionable steps that you can start taking to become better at what you want to achieve.
There are two types of goals, long term goals and short terms goals, long term are something that you want to do in the future, having a long term goal is very key for a successful career, this type of goal are not the type of goals that you can achieve in a month or even in a year. long term goals requires timing and planning.
Short Term goals are goals that you can achieve in the near future like tomorrow or in a week or even in a year, this goals are also steps that you take to accomplish your long term goals. This post will give you tips on how to set goals.
How To Set Goals
Decide which goals are important: You need to decide which goals most important and which are not that important, you need to decide on something you want to work on not something that someone else is wants you to work on. Your goals must be to excite you, it can either be a long term goal or a short term goal.
Write Down Your Goals: Now that you have written down your goals, it’s time to write down your goals, no matter if it’s long term or short term as long as you write it down. Research has shown that if you write down your goals, you are likely to achieve more than those who don’t write it down.
Make Your Goals Into Small Steps: Another step to take on how to set goals is to make your goals into small steps, Since you have written down your goals you need to break them down into actionable steps that you can take to achieve your dreams.
Be Specific: Another tip on how to set goals is to be specific about your goals, how long do you want to achieve it. For example, Let’s say you want to you want to become a business owner, this is where the 5Ws come in, the five We are who, what, when, where, why. So let’s take me for example, I want to have a side hustle, now I need to be more specific and ask myself these questions, who? Me, When? Beginning of June, What? Open an store. where? On Etsy. why? To work towards my goal of having a side hustle. As you can see I was able to be more specific in my goals, you can follow the example to write down yours too.
Be Realistic With Your Goals: Another key element on how to set goals is to be very realistic with them, If you set goals that you know aren’t achieveable, you won’t be able to do anything.
Adjust Your Goals As You Go: Now that you have started working on your goals, you need to adjust it as you go. As soon as you start achieving your goals you need to adjust it so that you can down new goals.
Keep Track of Your Goals: Another tip on how to set goals is to keep track of it, As you are working and adjusting it you need to keep track of it and I also know that there will be days that you don’t want to work on it or you just don’t know if you are being productive, here is a post on how to be more productive so that you can start being even more productive with your goals.
Tell Someone: Another tip on how to set goals is to tell someone about your goals so that they can keep you accountable to your goals.
Celebrate Your Little Achievement: No achievement is too small to celebrate, you need to celebrate them so that by the time you get to the big one, you can feel fulfilled.
That is all for the tip on how to set goals for yourself, Like I always you are the only one that can work on your dreams, people might just help you along the way but you are the one that has to do the hard work. There is this app that I use for my it’s called Goals Wizard (this is not an affiliate link, it’s just me sharing an app that I have been using) This app has helped me alot with my goals and if you decide to try it out let me know how it goes for you. Don’t forget to Wash Your Hands and also Practice Social Distancing and Stay Safe.