7 Points to Remember When Setting Goals
Here are some things that you should keep in mind when you are setting your goal.
What purpose will this goal achieve? Do you want that result? Will it help you in some way? These questions are essential points to consider. Frequently, we set goals without thinking about its importance in our life. We need to set priorities about the things we want out of life when we are setting goals. It is only when the goal is practical and purposeful will we stay motivated to achieve it.
The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. - Michelangelo
Whose help can you enlist? For most goals we set, we need a collective effort to fulfill them. That is the reason we should be clear in our minds about the people who can help us to achieve our goals.
What constraints and difficulties will you have when you are setting your goal? Achieving your goal is not going to be a simple process. You will have to exert yourself to some extent. You may have to do things that you won't ordinarily do. But, it helps if you know beforehand what kinds of difficulties you might have when you are trying to achieve your goals. Think about these difficulties and how you will surmount them.
Of all the constraints, you will find that there is one constraint, which you can term as the primary constraint. In most cases, this primary constraint is money. It could be something else for you, like a mindset that you have developed and you need to fight with to reach towards your goal. Analyze this primary constraint.
If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. - Albert Einstein
Make your plans to fight this primary constraint. You need to move on ahead, and overcoming this chief difficulty is going to take you several notches forward towards fulfilling your goals. So, focus your energies on this one primary constraint and the remainder of your path will smoothen itself out.
Enjoy the process. You have to stay motivated and inspired. Read self-help books that can help you. Do things that you like to do, even as you are inching towards your goals. Do not forget your family and friends. Love yourself too. Treat yourself in the way you like, or your body is going to rebel against you, and you will find goal accomplishment difficult.
Look forward to the results. You should always want your goals to be accomplished. So bad that you can almost taste it. It is when you are so relentless about it can you make a good deal out of your goal setting and, thus, your life.
These are the things you have to keep in mind about your goal setting. Try them out, and you will find that things always work for you.
Cheering you on,