Goals Setting - Simple Technique
Last Update: Sep 29, 2022
Just a quick reminder for myself and anyone passionate about changing their life and willing to become successful in different areas of their life.
Setting any goal for yourself needs to be challenging and take you out of your comfort zone. This is essential because doing things you have never done before will create new neural patterns in your brain, and these new neural patterns will assist you in developing your winning mindset.
If a goal is too easy, it is not worth writing down. Just do it anyway! You will not develop your winning mindset by doing things that don't challenge you. Winners always relish a challenge, and you need to as well.
You must write your goals down. Having a copy of your dreams on your computer is OK, but write them down initially. There is something about using a pen and paper to record your goals that are empowering. It's recommended that you start a journal and record them there. It is a great tool for tracking your progress and reflecting on your achievements.
You need to record your goals in a format that will help you to achieve them.
Here is what the SMART goal-setting process is all about:
Specific – you must set clear goals. What exactly do you want to achieve? Don't just say that you want to lose weight or earn extra money. Be clear about how much you want to lose (e.g. 30 pounds) or how much money you want to make (e.g. $100,000).
Measurable – it is essential that you can measure your goals so that you will know how well you are progressing. So with a weight loss goal, you can step on the scales periodically to see how well you are doing. To earn more money, keep a record of your income every month.
Attainable – this is all about believing that you can achieve the goal. You should go for whatever you want, but if you are in your mid-fifties and a bit overweight, then being the next Olympic gold medal winner in most disciplines will not be attainable. Neither is making a million dollars over a weekend.
Realistic –is the goal you have set absolute? Do you have the resources, money and skills to achieve it? I am not asking you to limit yourself here, but you must keep it accurate. You will not lose 30 pounds in a week, nor will you learn to speak another language fluently in a short time.
Timed – there must be a deadline for each of your goals. This is pretty simple to understand. Choose a time frame to achieve your goal. Is it three months, six months or a year? These are all short periods.
Once your Goals are set, its time to make a plan and take Action.