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Quick System To Setting Goals For Life

Feb 15, 2008
Popular motivational speaker Jim Rohn once said, "If you go to work on your goals, your goals will go to work on you. If you go to work on your plan, your plan will go to work on you. What ever good things we build end up building us."

Goal setting is indeed a tricky task. Every goal you wish to achieve has to begin as a thought. So the first step is to think. Evaluate your overall situation and define your goals.

The steps below are an outline for you - remember to keep it simple!

Your steps to making goal setting easy:

1. Make Reachable Goals - Get yourself to your limits, then push them.

2. Define Your Objectives - Attention to detail is critical.

3. Put your tasks in order - One thing at a time.

4. Set a time - Set your schedule for success, but give yourself a little room.

5. Follow Through - What good does an unaccomplished goal do for you?

Set Realistic Goals

Figuring out your personal, financial, educational or business goals take a lot of thought on your part. Consider what you want to accomplish and journal notes along the way - even if you think it's a small detail, it could be a critical part in your decision making later on.

"Thinking is the hardest work there is, which is probably the reason why so few engage in it." - A quote by Henry Ford.

Take a couple days at at least to think it over. If you watch a carpenter work, he'll say "measure twice, cut once." If they don't measure twice and then cut too short, the project will take longer to finish because they didn't make the right measurements in the first place. They have to use extra wood, extra time remeasuring, all making the goal more difficult to reach.

If you set your goals too high, you're setting yourself up for failure. Be sure you can comfortably challenge yourself with your goals. That's not to say you should make it easy on yourself!

Define Your Objectives

Give yourself clear and defined goals plus subgoals. Make sure you have time set aside for each goal when you're writing out your plan. You should also by this time have clear notes about how you'll reach each goal and subgoal.

Make Sure Everything is in Order

Be honest with yourself about what you have to do in order to accomplish your goals. Make sure you know exactly what you'll be willing to sacrifice in order to see your goals through. Keep your goals in order of which is most important - first at the top - and only focus on that before you move onto the next!

Do You Have a Set Time?

Work out your time frame. Make sure you have a realistic one. You don't want to be looking 10 years down the road, upset at yourself for not staying focused! You're the only one who can decide when you can reach your goals, and it's only you who can make yourself succeed. Like the first step, Make Reachable Goals, you have to make a real time frame for every goal. Remember, challenge yourself, but don't make it so hard that you quit.

Cross The Finish Line

Besides the thought process and mental planning, this is quite likely the most critical step. If you don't finish, you will never reach your goals. You can never ever give up on yourself! If your goal is to take off 10 pounds, you can't let yourself to stop at 9. If your goal is to get a good grade on the big test coming up or get a raise at your job, don't quit until you've gotten it!
About the Author
The author, Elliott Kosmicki, is an expert life-hacker that started Becomng.com - the personal development blog for those who can't live without the web. Leave a comment or read more personal goal setting posts from Becomng.com.
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