How to set goals? Lets ‘understand’ the word GOALS first! Feeling stress whenever you are asked to set goals? Do you phobia of the goal setting process? Well, worry not! Learn how to set goals with the simple truth on G.O.A.L.S!
G stands for GET YOUR MIND SORTED OUT!
This is the most important element in goal setting. You need to know what you want in life or career. No one knows and can help you except for yourself. You need to get your mind sort out to figure out and define your purpose in life. What drives you? What keep you motivate? What do you want to achieve in life? Everyone has different personal goals – be it career, have a lovely family, spend quality time with your family, financial freedom, etc. So until you figure this out, the rest of goal setting process hold still! You can’t begin to set goals until you know what you want and complete this #1 task!
O stands for ORGANIZE YOUR PRIORITIES
Now that you know what you want to achieve in life (aka goals), start to organize and categorize them into different priorities! You may have lots of wants and goals, but with limited resources and time, we can only accomplish that much. We need wisdom to choose and prioritize.
A stands for ACTION PLAN: GET YOUR ACT TOGETHER
Now that get your priorities sort out and aligned, we are ready for action plan. A well planned, effective action plan is needed to get you from where you are today to your goals. Knowing your goals allows you to prepare couple of strategies and plan to reach your goals. You need to be committed in achieving your goals.
L stands for LEVERAGE ALL RESOURCES
To achieve your goals, you need to assess your capability and resources around you. You need to know what resources availability which can help to accomplish your goals! Leveraging is a powerful skill you need to learn if you want to be successful. Leveraging can be in the form of leveraging other people time, resources and money in order to achieve your dream, not in the sense of manipulating (don’t take me wrong) but using available resources because we have limited resources and only have 24 hours a day. We can’t do all!
S stands for STAY FOCUSED
And last but not least, stay focus and look UP to your goals always. When the going gets going, the tough gets going! Never lost sight of your goals! Stay focus and follow through your action plan. Persevere when thing gets tough. This is important! If “getting your mind sort out” is the head, “staying focus and follow through regardless the circumstances” is the ultimate key to goal setting.
So, here you go the simple truth about how to set goals. Simply remember the ABC about G.O.A.L.S! It is not that difficult to remember isn’t it? You can’t go wrong with G.O.A.L.S!