The more goals that you have, the more direction you will have in your life.
The more goals you are actively working on, the more you will achieve in life.
The more you focus on your goals, the quicker and more efficiently you will get what you want in life.
It is always good to set specific times each year to review your goals. To reaffirm want you want in life. To make sure you are on track to making it reality. To refocus, make adjustments or create new goals.
As you develop your goals keep these five goal setting principles in mind:
1. Your goals are YOUR goals.
Hear what others have to say. Try to make the best and most informed decisions possible. But it is important to have full ownership of the things you are working toward. Don’t set goals based on what you think other people want you to do.
2. Always be candid and honest with yourself when goal setting.
There are a lot of ways that we can fool ourselves. Don’t unnecessarily limit yourself or make excuses to avoid something. But don’t be unrealistic or foolish about the goals that you set.
3. Focus on what you can do and what you can control.
You can’t move forward if your focus is on the things you can’t control. DO WHAT YOU CAN DO. Waste as little time as possible concerning yourself with what you can’t control.
4. Commit to acting in the present and toward the future once you set your goals.
You can’t move forward if your focus is on the past. The dream (goal) is the beacon in the future that you focus on. The things in the present are what you can do to get there. The past is the past, and any time or energy spent on it is wasted.
5. Commit to acting once you have set your goals.
Very little in life just comes to you. Anything important will require time, energy, and passion. Waking up each day, rolling up your sleeves and going to work. Then doing it again the next day. And, the next day.
Simply put – goals are our dreams put to action. Determine what you what you want in life. Come up with the plan to make it happen. Then get to work!