The 4 F's of A Goal - It's Not What You Think!
We're well into 2020 and I hope that you have made a great start towards your new goals. It is easy to get sidetracked. And if that happens how do you react?
Do you beat yourself for lagging behind? Do you feel that the goals you set are looking impossible already? Or are you on track. I'd like to share the 4 F's of a goal.
Be FOCUSED On Your Goal
This is the easy one. How so? We consider goals very important to help us achieve our dreams. If we do not have the necessary focus, we will not achieve something that is important to us. Even when we are thinking of other things, the goals we set will keep rising to the focus of our minds.
Be FLEXIBLE In It's Execution
Being flexible is a hard one to handle. It makes us feel like we are making excuses for falling behind or slacking. Let's face it. NO matter how noble our intentions were when we set our goals, life happens. Often our attention is necessary for something very critical for a moment. Are we to ignore this urgency?
No. Give yourself a time limit to address whatever it is. And then get back to working on your goals. You may need to make some changes in your timeline. Or quicken your pace to catch up. However, you handle it being flexible will take the stress out of the equation.
Be FAIR To Yourself
When life happens and you have to pause working on your goal, do not beat yourself up. Be fair to yourself. Recognize that you had to make a hard decision after weighing up the pros and cons of the situation. Be fair to yourself.
Oh and Have FUN!
This is the F I like the best! When you're working on your goals, set up activities that make it FUN! Don't you think that will help you meet your goals sooner? Hence, when you have to pause, returning to working on your goals is something that you can look forward to because it is fun!
One way to make it fun is to collaborate with someone else. You could have different goals and agree to be accountable to each other. Like having another person to check up on your progress. And you could set up a competition to see who accomplishes their goals first.
Alternately one of your goals could be a joint project that could add to the fun.
F Words Not Applicable
Notice that FEAR, FAILURE and FANTASY are a few F words that have no place in working towards your goals.
After you achieve your goals CELEBRATE! I couldn't think of a relevant F word here. Do you have a suggestion?
I wish you all the best in working towards your 2020 goals and beyond!