Some people may have trouble sticking to goals because they don’t distinguish their goals from more casual, everyday self-improvement efforts. Just because you decide to start running every day doesn’t necessarily make that a conscious goal. So let’s revisit what goal setting means.
Goal setting is a purposeful and explicit process that starts with identifying a new objective, skill, or project you want to achieve. Then, you make a plan for achieving it, and you work to complete it.
Importance of Goal Setting
When you set goals, you take control of your life—or your work’s—direction.Goals provide you with focus. The decisions you make and actions you take should bring you closer to achieving those goals.
Setting goals keeps you moving, increases your happiness, and significantly benefits your organization. When you set goals, you create a vision of what your life or your business could look like. Then you start pushing yourself and your team to get the best results possible.
How to set goals in 7 steps
A goal setting process forces you to think about the journey (in other words, how you’re going to complete your tasks) instead of just the end destination. Take a look at the steps below to get started.
- Think about the results you want to see
- Create SMART goals
- Write your goals down
- Create an action plan
- Create a timeline
- Take action
- Re-evaluate and assess your progress
I personally recommended a book “For Get the Most Out of Your Life “Goals” by Zig Ziglar, the New York Times bestselling author.
Inside the Goals you’ll learn:
After teaching the steps to setting goals, Zig takes you straight into ACTION! Zig identifies 13 Variables in the Formula to Reach Your Goals. The day by day actions work. ”When you take hold of these ideas and follow the procedures, you will accomplish goals.”
If you’re familiar with Zig, you know you’ll get lots of folksy stories and one-liners in this book. And motivation by the wheelbarrow load. What you might be surprised by is the level of practicality. Zig breaks the goal setting and gets processes down to step by step, day by day actions. Whether you are just now experiencing Zig Ziglar for the first time or even if you have followed him for years, this book will be a life-changing revelation.
Disorder holding you back? Well, this manual may be the most important book that you ever read. The power is in your hands! Being organized is the key to succeeding in both your personal and professional life. Whatever your clutter is, “Goals” will be your go-to resource for learning how to Get the Most Out of Your Life.
I’m loving the things I’m learning through “Get the Most Out of Your Life”. What are some other benefits you’ve experienced? Drop me a line below!