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Getting The Most Out of Goals

Jul 25, 2008
Successful people are very driven in life. Anyone who has a drive in life has some sort of direction. That map is provided by goal setting.

Setting goals for your self is quite painless and easy. Just ask your self , "What do I want to accomplish in the next six months?" The catch is to not set too many goals, because you may become overwhelmed very quickly.

It's very easy to feel overwhelmed by having too many goals and to just give up. The key is to start off setting realistic goals. Pick just one goal that can be accomplished in a few days or a week.

When a short term goal is achieved, it can bring a sense of empowerment. This can be used as the fuel to create and accomplish additional goals. Goal setting and accomplishing them can take off like wildfire.

Let's say you want to get back into good physical shape. Setting a goal of swimming one hundred laps and then working out at the gym for two hours is not very realistic. Even if you accomplish it, you probably won't go back to the gym for three months.

When goals are too much too fast, the end result will not be good. Even if you accomplish the goal, you will be likely to burn yourself out and not be motivated to move onto the next goal. The key is to start off slow like maybe just fifteen laps a day.

After a week or two, you might up to fifty or sixty laps. You probably will have lost a few pounds as well. By keeping this up you can realistically reach you goal over time.

Making a schedule is vital. If you are not a morning person, then don't set your goal to be accomplished before you go off to work. You can probably barely get to work on time as it is.

Some people find success when they write their goals down. This is very powerful as it forces your mind to keep the goal in sight. You know what they say, out of sight out of mind.

Once you get the feeling and sense of accomplishment that comes with goal setting, you can move them up a notch. You might allow three months to accomplish a mid term goal. With other goals, you may want to put them on the five year plan.

The key to being successful in life is having a plan of action. As you set and accomplish goals, they become easier and easier. Before you know it, you may find yourself doing great things.
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