Where do you want to be five years from now, 10 years from now, or even this time next year? These places are your goals and even though you may know that you do not want to stand in the same place as you are now, it is not always easy to identify what your real goals are.
Many people think that setting a goal in life is a dream come true in the long run but never attainable. This proves that it is a prophecy that is being fulfilled in two ways:
First, that the goal was not defined precisely enough in the original; and second, it is always a distant dream waiting for an action that has never been taken.
Defining a goal is something you need to take time to think about. The next steps in how to set your goals for life should start with the journey to your destination.
- Make a List of Areas of Your Purpose
Goal areas are important to you. Another name for them may be desires, but desires sound like things you do not understand, and the realities you can achieve are only possible if you are willing to put in the effort to work for them.
Now what do you really want to do with your life? What are the most important things you would like to do with your life? Why regret it if you suddenly find out that you have limited time left on earth?
Each of these things is a goal. Explain the end of each goal in one sentence.
If one of these goals is a stepping stone to one of the goals, remove it from the list as it is not a destination.
- Consider the Time frame for Achieving the Goal
That’s where the 5-year, ten-year plan, next year comes into play.
Learn the difference between a short-term goal and a long-term goal. Some goals will be “shelf life” due to age, health, finances, etc., while others will be up to you when you would like to achieve them.
- Write down your goals clearly
Write where you reach each goal on a new piece of paper.
For each goal, write down what you need and do not have now that will allow you to achieve that goal. This could be some form of education, job change, finance, new skills, etc. Any “tread” targets you have deleted will apply to this function. If any of these sub-“purposes” have lesser objectives, go through the same process to have specific action points to work with.
- Write down what you need to do for each goal
Under each item listed, write down what you will need to do to complete each step needed to complete the goal.
These items will be a checklist. They are a visual aid to see how you progress in reaching your destination. A record of your success!
- Write Your Timeline for Specific and Realistic Days
Using the time you have created, on each page you go to write down the year you will complete the goal.
For any goal that does not have a fixed expiration date, think about when you would like to accomplish it and use it as your departure date.
Work within the timeframes for each goal, write down meaningful days by which you can complete each small step.
- Set Your To-Dos
Now take a look at all of your goals and make a plan of what you need to do this week, this month, this year – to improve on the road to where you are reaching your goals.
Write down these points for working out in the program, with specific dates for your activities.
- Use Your Update System to Get Your Goal
Learn from the Lifehack vlog how to hack your brain with the Reticular Activation System (RAS) and achieve your goal successfully:
- Review Your Progress
At the end of the year, review what you have done this year, mark items in each list for each purpose and write a schedule for the action points you need next year.
While it may take you several years to get, for example, getting the desired promotion because you first need to get an MBA which means getting a better job to allow you to pay for part-time studies, you will eventually succeed in achieving your goal because you not only plan what you want. and you have been working hard to achieve it.
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