I’ve always been a goal setter and I love the idea of having something to work towards. In the past I used to be partial to the dozen of half-assed New Years resolutions, which of course never worked out. Now I feel a lot different in terms of my various goals so I thought I’d speak a bit more about it today..
MAKE IT REALISTIC
I think that’s the problem why most of my goals have failed, I’ve made them SO huge that they seem pointless starting, as I feel like I have such a huge mountain to climb.
The more practical you make your goals, the more chance you have of completing them and acheiving that ‘feel good’ factor.
GIVE YOURSELF AN END DATE
I like to make mine monthly, but you could always go to the 3 or 6 month mark if you need more of a long-term option.
Having something to work towards keeps me productive, and because I’ve set a time structure to it, I know that it will make sure I’m accountable. I also make sure to treat myself once I’ve reached a particular goal, as it works wonder for my personality and keeps me excited to reach even more in the future.
INCLUDE THINGS YOU ACTUALLY WANT TO DO
I know that some goals have to be work or admin related, but make sure you include stuff that is guess what, FUN!
Keep it enjoyable by making a list of what you want to achieve, and you could always throw a few silly ones in there too. For example, I’m planning on going pink at some point in my hairstyle life!
Some of the goals I have:
- Do a headstand in my yoga practice.
- Read 50 books this year.
- Finally go to see The Greatest Showman.
- Feature in the Blogosphere magazine one day.
- Be able to blog mostly full-time as my job.
- Advertise my accounting business.
- Learn to speak French.
- Swim a mile without stopping (its been a while since I’ve done this one!)
- Run a 10k- even if its not for a race or event.
Do you like to set goals?