Having a dream as to what you would like to do in life is common to many, and dreams are a good thing. The difference between those with a dream and those with goals is found in two words: TALK and ACTION!
Dreamers love to talk about how they are going to do great things or be someone wonderful and how the world would be different when that happens. Perhaps you think that everything will be better if you lose ‘x’ amount of weight.
Maybe you think the world would be different if you get a higher paying job, a better job, buy a home, or start a business. Dreams are great, but a dream can become a nightmare if there is no understanding about what you need to do to make the ‘dream’ become the ‘reality.
The short-term goal might require attaining greater knowledge of the subject matter you want to work with.
This necessitates talking with those in the area of one’s interest, finding out what they had to learn, finding out where and how they went about learning. (on-the-job training or vocational training or going for a college degree)
As you succeed in each short-term goal, affirm in your mind those positive affirmations. Share your short-term goal only with your closest and most trusted friend. No need to share it with all on Social Media!
Goals are powerful tools that one can use to propel in life both socially and economically. They can lead to progression both in your profession and you day to day life in general. When you are comfortable in creating your own goals and you tirelessly work to attain them not only boost your confidence but also helps you lead a happy and fulfilling and more meaningful life.
The first step towards setting attainable goals is to determine the type of goals that you are setting. Goals can either be short term or long term and be one that augurs well with your professional objectives. You should set plans that augur well with your life ones that will help you live a balanced and lead you to being a better person.
The second thing is to express the goals that you are setting in the form of a positive statement. All the goals should be jotted down and in a complete form. They should be in the format like by the end of this year I want to accomplish such and such a thing.
Another thing to take into account is the word SMART. This to say that your goals should be specific and not ambiguous; they should be measurable both quantitatively and quantitatively. They should also be attainable. This is to imply that they should not be farfetched and be time bound. That is you should have a certain time on which you should have accomplished.
Each and every goal should have assigned priorities. They should be prioritized such that you start with one that is up in the rank instead of starting with them as a whole. This is vital so that you do not end up not knowing where to start.
Ensure that you also organize all the resources that you need in such a way they help you in ensuring that you meet the set goals. Have a vision and see yourself achieving the set goal.
Consider reviewing your goals from time to time so that you do not lose focus and you are on track to attaining your goals. All the major goals can be broken into small bits so that you are able to properly visualize and see yourself achieving them. Breaking them into bits also makes them manageable. Also as priorities change consider also changing your goals so that they augur well with priorities in life.
There will be delays, setbacks, detours, and the journey ‘upward’ will not happen in the immediate future. The road is going to be narrow. You may have to deny yourself some things you once thought of as fun because that ‘fun’ can only be seen in the mind’s eye.
You may lose some old friends (for awhile) but you’ll acquire new ones. Stay humble, work, and yes, I must say it – you will acquire new friends! Stay inside ‘that source of power’ within, not outside of you.
Keep persevering. Don’t get uptight. Enjoy every experience that life gives you!