Do you set goals but find it difficult to achieve them? The reason may be because those goals were a bit too unrealistic in the first place. Usually when we set goals, we tend to be too optimistic, forgetting that life does happen and things will not always go as planned. It is good to have dreams and goals – we totally encourage that, but it is better to know how to set goals that you can achieve. If you are feeling overwhelmed or confused about how to go about this, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Here’s how you can go about it.
Give yourself time to think. You see, business is never something you should rush into; whenever you want to take a step, learn to think it through. We understand that when you have an idea boiling within you, you get so excited and want to execute immediately – but that is not the right way. Take time every once in a while to be silent, pray and set goals for yourself as well as for your company. Give yourself time and grace to dream big.
Write it down. After thinking through, write down your goals. Don’t worry if they are up to hundred, just write them down. Keep writing. It’s scientifically proven that you will be more likely to achieve your goals when you write them down.
Categorize. Now that you’ve written your goals, you need to filter them, weed out those you know are not too relevant or impossible to achieve and retain those you know are valid enough. You can divide your goals into categories: “Financial, Family, Health, and Experiential.” This division of goals can help you move away from just setting career-oriented goals, and balance goals for all aspects of my life.
Prioritise. You need to break down your goals into short-term and long term goals. Write out the ones you can achieve (almost) immediately and the ones you feel will take years to achieve. If more of your goals are long term, don’t get worried, just set your eyes on the prize and be focused.
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