By Vaishnavi Kumar
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible”
– Tony Robbins
Goals are strong desires that a person or a group of people want to achieve within a particular time frame. People are caught up with achieving work goals that they often forget about their personal goals. While work goals are as much a part of personal goals, it is still important to have separate goals. Let’s talk about setting personal goals.
Why should you plan your personal goals?
Personal goals help you balance work and the art of living. It brings meaning to your work goals, it’s your Why for what you do. It’s what will keep you going during tough times. Begin with setting at least 2 long term goals and 2 short term goals each year.
While we say this, it’s important to set goals that are realistic. Your dream can be going to the moon, but your goal cannot be deciding it today and fulfilling it tomorrow. Such goals only lead to disappointment. Set a realistic goal and achieve it.
What’s your next move?
Jot down your goals – Writing down your goals should be your first step towards achieving them. Make sure to include the reason as well. It not only makes your goals clear but helps you manifest them. Writing down everything distinctly and reading it every day is a must.
Take one step at a time – Don’t rush and try to fulfill everything in a hurry. Take baby steps and make it happen. Remember the saying, “Hurry spoils the curry”. If you try to do everything at the same time you may end up not doing anything well. Work towards it slowly but steadily.
Give it the required time – Fix a particular time in a day and devote it only to work towards goals. We agree that sometimes it becomes difficult to take out time. Try your best as this is for your own satisfaction and well-being.
Plan it – Make a proper plan. Write down your plan of action and things you are going to do to achieve your goals. Don’t go on doing irrelevant things which will lead you to nowhere. Planning is a very important step in setting and achieving goals which one shouldn’t forget.
Give importance – Just writing won’t make any difference. You need to work towards achieving them. Learn to give importance to yourself and your goals. Follow the above steps with full passion and achieve your goals.
We hope this post will take you one step closer towards personal goal setting.
Here are 10 illustrations of personal goals which might help you to get started:
- Journaling everyday
- Working out
- Losing/gaining weight
- Giving time to family and friends
- Eating/drinking healthy
- Pursuing a hobby/start a new one
- Excelling in your career
- Buying car/house
- Gifting the best life to yourself and your family
Read this post from Author, James Clear on goal setting
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