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Goal Setting to Goal Getting.

Goals are a normal part of society and daily life, we all have goals and asperations. But how is it that for some people setting themselves goals is just a plan to fail?

We have all been there, New Years resolutions or a big life occasion makes us decide enough is enough, things have to change around here and I know just what I need to do, write out a list of goals I want to achieve and get to it. But days, weeks or even months down the road we find ourselves ditching the gym session to catch up on the new HBO offering or missing yet another Mandarin lesson because we have not done our homework. Why oh why is it so hard to achieve our goals?

The great answer is. Its not. We have just been doing it all wrong.

Goal setting can be a really powerful process. If done correctly it can help you improve all areas of you life. Setting goals helps you know where to concentrate your efforts as you know ultimately where you want to end up. When you set goals, you take control of your focus and direction. You create a vision of what you want your life to look like the start steering your focus and drive to get to that result.

How to set Goals.

Understanding exactly what you want and then mapping out a clearly defined and measurable process to get to that goal is paramount to your ultimate success. You need to give yourself time to really look at your goals so you can understand the specifics of what you actually want to achieve and then break your goal down into smaller targets. Then you need to put your newly acquired plan in to action and start working towards them.

Most importantly goals need to be S.M.A.R.T.

  • Specific – Your goal needs to be easily identifiable when reached.
  • Measurable – Is there clear criteria to ascertain when you have reached the goal?
  • Attainable – Is your goal achievable
  • Realistic – Is your goal within reach? Big and scary goals are awesome but ensure that your goals are something you are physically and mentally capable of?
  • Time Framed – Does you goal have a time frame? Have you set a specific duration and date to achieve your goal by?

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