If you want to live your life to the fullest potential, start setting life goals.
Buried dreams, forgotten goals, and underdeveloped potentials will be things of the past if you begin to set your life goals.
Goal setting is a powerful process that allows you to have greater control over your future. Goal setting skills can be applied to everything you do.
Setting life goals is like having a map to show you where you want to go and avoid getting lost in the process. With you goals in tact, you can drive straight to your preferred destination without any wasted time or wrong turns.
The process of setting life goals-
Start your goal setting with what you want to be, achieve and have in your lifetime. Then work your way through a series of lower level plans up to the things you will have to do on an everyday basis. By making this structure of your plans, you can be able to break the biggest plan you have into a number of smaller daily tasks to reach it.
If it is hard for you to set life goals, books, programs, seminars and trainings and coaches are available to help you achieve your desired plans. But it is normally easy to set life goals. It can be compared to dreaming and basically, putting it into paper. Setting life goals is easy - making them real is the challenging part.
After setting your life goals, make a serious pact to follow it. Keep the process going with the same fervor when you started it. You must refer to your life goals periodically so you can modify your short term goals according to your changing priorities and experience, and yet continue on towards your larger plans.
In setting life goals, here's a guideline on how to make effective goals:
- write it down. Putting your ideas into paper will help you remember them. These ideas are helpful in reaching your goals.
- not too high, not too low. It is important that you set life goals that are realistic because you shouldn't be shooting for the moon. Just as important is not to set them too low. Set goals that will not make you lazy but motivate you.
- be positive. Express your goals in a positive statement. Even with this small detail help yourself to think positively about the future.
- be specific. Set a precise plan, including dates, times, and amounts so that you will know everything needed to achieve the goal and take pride from having achieved it.
- prioritize. Give each of your objectives priority. You will have many goals to achieve but prioritizing will help you from feeling overwhelmed by the things you must do in a period of time.
In the process of following your life goals, create a support system. This is a critical step. You will need to support yourself to keep your focus on your goals. If you fail to get support, it may probably be the single reason why goals fail.
Final pointers on setting life goals-
Make sure to select goals that are really of great importance to you; those that are in agreement to your values; and give them a plan and a support system to make them reality. You must be the one to decide what to pursue and what direction you want to aim in life.
Goal setting techniques are commonly used by people who want to achieve success in their chosen world, may it be in trade and commerce, sports, entertainment, and so on. If you want to be a success story in yours, start setting life goals now.
Here are a couple of positive affirmations for you:
"I have a right to ask for and expect something in life."
"I may not be perfect, but parts of me are excellent."
"I accept challenges as a way to grow."
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