A specific goal is a goal that incorporates an action plan that outlines how you will achieve the goal, and a performance measure that tells you how you will evaluate the goal.
Below are some tips on how to achieve your goals.
1. Select Goals that are Worthwhile
The purpose of goal setting is to move forward and achieve positive change. A goal has to be motivating , specific, achievable and realistic. If the goal doesn’t have these qualities then don’t bother with it, you will just be disappointed.
2. Select Goals that are Achievable
Everyone knows there is no point in setting a goal that you will never accomplish, all you will do is end up getting frustrated and abandon it. A goal needs to stretch you in some fashion. Also a goal needs to be engaging so you don’t get bored.
3. Select Goals that are Specific
When you select your goal don’t make it too vague. When setting your goal use a goal setting formula that incorporates a strategy or strategies for accomplishing the goal. For example, if you want to increase sales don’t just write as your goal, “I will increase sales.” This goal is too general.
4. Dedicate Time and Energy to your Goal
You will need to commit to your goal. You will need to write down your goal and the steps to achieving your goal, plan for any obstacles you foresee as this will often prevent many of them from occurring. Remember that achieving your goal is not an overnight process. You are going to have to set time aside to work on your goal.
5. Make Your Goals Public
Making your goal public (even to one other person) will bring out the your best efforts as you will feel accountable to another person. It will also give you the staying power you need to accomplish the goals. Having a person to talk to regularly encourages us to make regular and steady progress. You can also surround yourself with successful, motivated people who also set challenging goals
6. Listing your Goals
You will need to list/prioritise your goals and have a plan to on how nad when you’re going to achieve them. Goals do not need to be a huge project that takes months or years to achieve. Divide your goal into monthly or quarterly increments that allows you to build on your momentum. This produces measurable, attainable and short-term goals to pursue. Focus on attainable goals that you can realistically reach within the year.
7. Personalise your Goals
Making your goals real to you is a way to approach the process of accomplishment. Some techniques such as visualization to focus on the goal is a very powerful tool, also you can post pictures that represent the success so you view them every day. Remember to use affirmations when writing your goals down.
8. Make a Deadline
Set a deadline to achieve your goal. A goal without a deadline will not be achieved. You will not be fully committed to the goal and less motivated to achieve it.
9. Evaluation your Goals
You will need to evaluate your goals as this is an important part of the process. Think about what you did, how you did it and what you got out of it. Evaluating your goals helps you determine if you are going in the right direction and lets you make any necessary adjustments to achieve the goal.
10. Reward Yourself
When you accomplish your goal remember the time and effort it took to get this success, so take time to celebrate your success.
Remember – Take action. Don’t procrastinate
All the planning in the world will not help you achieve your goals. You must take action. Once you have determined a goal for yourself, take action within 24 hours. This will set the wheels in motion and create the necessary momentum you need.