The goal-setting advice you may have heard before can seem like it's not realistic. After all, your goals should be specific and achievable. In addition to focusing on what reality of an intentional objective can do for your life, I want to share with you the importance of setting goals and finally creating an accomplishment list that will help make a huge change in your life.
The reason goals and accomplishments are so important is because they help you to get exactly what it is you want out of life. If you don't have any direction on where you're going, then it's pretty difficult to make progress.
Avoid getting stuck
Without setting specific and concrete goals, it's easy to fall into the cycle of complacency. You know what I'm talking about: that feeling of being stuck or living your life on auto-pilot. Setting goals helps you envision your desired outcome, provides focus and helps you stay on track.
Avoid getting stuck and decide what it is that you want from your life, because the only way to get anything in life is if you go after it and commit one hundred percent of yourself.
Break It Down
Sometimes the things we want for ourselves seem simply too massive to consider. Making a resolution can help you to break your goals into smaller ones, so that you can track them better and see how much progress is being made. If your goal to earn more money is making you feel stuck, take a different approach. Resolve to get promoted at work or learn something new that helps you earn a higher salary.
Goals teach you how to be accountable to yourself. This can be challenging because it's easy to ignore the promises you make to yourself, but making your goals public and sharing them with others will help keep you on track. If you do decide not share your resolutions, at least write them down somewhere and add check-in dates to your calendar. Being accountable helps you to be realistic, and that means recognizing when you need to shift your plan.
Live Your Best Life
In order to achieve success, you need to have a goal or objective in mind. Goals provide direction and force us not to stay stuck for too long by forcing us to take action. It's far more rewarding to approach your world this way. You won't have regrets about your life, and you'll be able to say that you truly lived.
Now that we've covered the importance of setting goals and creating a plan for success, it's your turn.
- Avoid getting stuck by deciding what it is you want from your life.
- Break your goal into smaller pieces that track better and see the progress being made towards achieving something bigger.
- Be accountable to yourself by making sure other people are aware of your intentions or by writing them down somewhere so you can check off objectives as they're met.
It all starts with dreaming big because if you don't imagine what's possible, then you'll never get anything done at all!