Setting Personal Goals, Have You Set Any?
Setting goals is a process I have found to be quite effective in terms of thinking about my future as well as for stimulating myself to make my perception a reality. Initially, the first thing I do is think about what I want to achieve, then I make a commitment to myself to follow through on it.
I also make sure the goals I am setting are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, & Time-bound (SMART). I write my goals down on paper, which makes them more realistic and post them some in an area where I can see and read them daily. This is a reminder to me of my commitment I must achieve.
Some may say, “Why do I need to set goals?”
Well, for one thing business people who are successful set goals. After all, isn’t this is what Wealthy Affiliate is grooming here --- successful business people!
Not only that but also setting goals gives you motivation, assist you with time-management, it helps you measure, including take honor in achieving your goals and you will see advancement in what perhaps previously seemed as something meaningless.
Setting goals also elevates your self-confidence level, as you identify your own skills and ability to attain the goals you set.
Definition of Short-term Goals and Long-term Goals:
- Short-term goal is something you can achieve within a day up to 12 months.
- Long-term goal is something that takes at least a year or more to do to achieve.
Do include additional time within your goal time-frame to allow for room of unexpected events we all experience from time to time, in regards to achieving each goal.
Work hard as you strive to accomplish your goals, mark each one off as you achieve them, and reward yourself for each goal you achieve.