So what exactly is a goal? Basically it’s the end result or achievement from channeling your energy into action to reach a target you set for yourself. Setting a goal is the first step in turning your dreams into reality. Do you know why people place so much emphasis on setting goals – because IT WORKS!
There are three components to a goal:
- The what – what is the goal and what is it’s purpose.
- The why – the reason you want to achieve this goal.
- The how – the strategy and plan for successfully reaching the goal.
Firstly, decide what your goal is. Be sure to be specific and realistic. Be very clear, write it down on some paper and make sure you put it on the wall where you can see it every day.
Your reason why. Why do you want to achieve this goal and what your rewards are going to be at the end. Again write these down and put them up where you can see them.
How are you going to achieve this goal, what plans or strategies do you need in place to make sure you reach your target.
People make the big mistake of thinking there is a secret skill or a hidden agenda when setting goals. Unfortunately they are way off the mark. The truth is, the most important part of goal setting is you. You are the one setting the goal, you are the one with the reason why, and you are the one who will stop at nothing until you achieve it.
If you want to stop being a dreamer and become someone who makes things happen then you need to start setting some goals, and achieve them. Achieving them is vital. There is no point in setting a goal you have no intention of achieving. Some people make the mistake of setting a goal so high that they know it is almost impossible to achieve. These people are still just dreaming, and trying to kid themselves into thinking that they are setting goals. It’s important to start small when you are new to setting goals. Don’t get too big too soon. Set yourself a few small goals, set about seeing them through, and then move onto to something bigger. Having a goal is a great way to give yourself direction, motivation and focus.
You can set a goal for any area of your life. Provided you are true to yourself and follow through to the end, you will always have success. Think about things in your life you are not happy with, or you would like to change, and then set some goals that will allow you to make the changes you desire. These changes will most definitely offer you a better quality of life. You will feel good about yourself, and your lifestyle will change for the better.
For example how many people are unhappy with their current employment? thousands. And yet they continue to do what they are doing because they can’t see a light at the end of the tunnel. If they set a goal to change their employment and income levels, and then put a plan into action to reach their target, they would not only feel better, but once their goal was reached the feeling of satisfaction and pride from having successfully achieved the outcome they were hoping for is incredible.
Would increasing your annual income be a good goal to set for yourself? How about turning your annual income into a monthly one? Well it is possible.