Goals that work!
Creating goals is easy, but if you want to reach your goals you need to make sure that you are creating effective goals. It can get depressing if you make goals that you can’t reach, but by following these steps I can teach you how to create goals that will help you to reach your dreams!
I created a worksheet that you can print out to write down to help you out with these steps, or you can just write them on a piece of paper if that works better for you.
Identify Your Goals
Dream big! What is your ultimate goal life look like?
Now, write out some long-term and some short-term goals that will help you to reach this ultimate goal.
In order to create goals that are effective, you need to evaluate each one.
Are your goals S.M.A.R.T.?
Smart goals are:
Measurable (You can tell when you’ve reached it)
Achievable (It is something that you can meet)
Realistic (with the time given and resources you can meet it)
Time-Based (You have a deadline which gives you enough time)
List your long and short-term goals and go through each step to decide if they meet the SMART requirements.
If a goal meets all the above criteria then it’s a great goal! It passes! YOU GOT THIS!
If a goal doesn’t meet the above criteria, then this goal just needs a little adjusting. What can you do to make it a SMART goal? Make it more specific, define a point that tells you that you have made it, or adjust the time requirement.
Why is this goal important to you? – Why do you want to reach it? What is your motivation behind it? Knowing the why behind this goal is important to help you keep the motivation you need to continue the pursuit!
What does success look like? How do you know that you have reached this goal. Draw or write out a picture of what reaching this goal looks like or exactly what it is that will make you know that you have reached this goal! Creating a vision board is fun way show what your goals are and is very motivational!
Deadline: When do you want to reach this goal by? A deadline will help you to get moving on your goal. Making others know your deadline will also help you to get moving on your goal – so you don’t disappoint!
Tools: What are some tools that you can use to help you reach your goal?
Combating Issues before they arise
Having a plan for when things go wrong will help you be prepared when you face an obstacle. Create a plan of action to help you combat any possible issues you see arising.
One step at a time
Break down each goal into smaller steps. Daily, weekly, and monthly steps that will lead up to goal achievement. Having small steps will make your goals less overwhelming and you will know exactly what you need to do to get where you need to go!
I hope this post helps you reach your goals!