Where Are You Going In Life
What do you want to achieve? Some have this preconceived notion that because they have post secondary education, everything will work out for them and everything will just fall on their laps. Well not true. Welcome to the real world kids.
So before you actually decide what you want to do with your personal or your work and business life, establish and review where you are going, and be clear about it.
Take the time to think about what you want to do and write down your ultimate end goals for your yourself? Where and who do you want to be.. 5 or 10 years from now?
Take The Effort To Write It Down
It’s also important to write down separate goals, one for your business or workplace and on for your personal goals, and keep them separate.
Are They SMART Goals?
Make Sure That You Apply These Five Steps To Each Of Your Goals
Once you have written down your goals as a SMART goal, think about the consequences that it would pose if you didn’t achieve it. What is the end result that you and those close to you will experience if you don’t reach your goal, for example… bad health, unhappiness etc. This is important as noting the end consequences is a huge motivator to reach that goal and making sure you don’t fail.
Also write down what you’ll gain if you reach that goal: wealth, better health, ultimate happiness, early retirement etc. What will you see, or hear or feel like once its achieved? Make sure you write down the key steps and things you will need to do in order to achieve that goal.
Repeat the same process using a brand new sheet of paper for every single goal you want to achieve.
Make Sure You Prioritize
Starting from the most important goal, write out a plan on how to reach it, then further break it down into smaller components to make it easier to manage.
Plan an accurate as possible timetable to do each step, then write them down into your ‘ToDo’ folder or daily planner. This way, you can make reaching these goals a part of your daily activities.
Keep Track Of Your Time
To accomplish this, note the personal goals that you set out and then list out the areas of your present life that are the most important to you: friends, family, business or work, health and fitness, money and saving money etc. Then make a note of the amount of time that you’d like to spend on each of these areas. Estimate the approximate percentage of your waking time during the day you think can actually spend in each area.
Taking The Next Steps
If you want, contact a mentor, adviser or coach to discuss how better you can do to achieve your goals. It’s always better go through this with a third party, who can be objective and offer constructive criticism, to help you focus on the right things.
Keep in mind, no matter how good your ideas and intentions are… they mean absolutely nothing, unless you put them in action.
So the most important focus is taking ACTION. Start Today!!