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Life is all about setting up goals and trying our very best to fulfill them. Goals are your motivation and direction in life. Goals determine where you are going, how you will get there, and what happens when you do get there.
Setting up goals isn’t easy because it takes proper planning to be able to get it done right. You can’t just wake up one day and decide “I want to become rich” and expect achieve that goal. It doesn’t work that way. Instead, I will provide some easy-to-follow steps that will help you on how to set a goal.
How to Set a Goal: Step #1
Ask yourself a series of questions to get more information about what you really want to do. Therefore, you will understand more about yourself and will lead to a decision upon a certain goal. Here are some examples of questions that you may ask yourself:
How to Set a Goal: Step #2
Think Small to Achieve Big
Do not start off your goal as something big such as “I want to become rich” or “I want to be successful.” Instead work on something smaller and work your way up. Smaller goals are easier to achieve and take less time to complete. Therefore, there will be a lesser chance of you giving up on the goal after a certain amount of time. Here are some examples of smaller goals that will give you a better understanding when you are setting up goals. [Read: How to Think Small and Actually Make Big Changes]
How to Set a Goal: Step #3
Perhaps the biggest set back in setting up goals and getting it done is procrastination. To be successful, you must find a way to avoid procrastinating. A way to do this is to set up a schedule on how you will work on that goal and at the same time keep you motivated to continue. Write everything down so that you can always see what you have and haven’t done yet. [Read: 11 Practical Ways To Stop Procrastination]
If you have additional info that works for you when it comes to setting up goals, do let me know via comments.