5 Ways to Goal setting
5 Ways to Focus on Goal Setting
“The real value in setting goals is not in their achievement. The acquisition of the things you want is strictly secondary. The major reason for setting goals is to compel you to become the person it takes to achieve them,” Jim Rohn.
Life is nothing but an obstacle course, it’s all about getting through that obstacle course to your desired goal that most people seem to have a problem with. It’s only normal to encounter obstacles in the pursuit of your goal. It’s kind of a test to see if you’re worthy.
However, when these obstacles start to become a nuisance to the point of almost putting a stop to your goal(s); or worse, making one completely abandon his/her goal, one must take action and think things through.
So, with that said, here are some helpful, tested pointers that will keep your attention focused in achieving any goal that you put your mind to.
1. Start with the End in Mind
This means: Draw a picture of success that you wish to see as your outcome after completing your goals. Keep this image in your mind and use it to fuel your energy levels to not quit.
To quit on your goals is a sign of weak clarity on the purpose of this goal to your greater Vision and breeds lost energy, time, money, confidence, and momentum. It is more costly to quit, not to mention the frustration one feels.
2. Keep a clear, and Focused Mindset
Find a time that allows you space to reflect, question, and interrogate each idea /goal for what it’s worth. Focus and concentrate. Think in a wide-scale manner and always be open to new options to eliminate the obstacle you are currently dealing with.
3. Make Choices
Be sure to exhaust every idea based on your values and philosophies to the point of justifying WHY the goal is important for you and for the people/communities you care about. Develop as many options as possible and make the choice on which goal is more important and actionable.
4. Draw an Action Plan
For each goal, write down an action plan on how you will implement it with micro-steps to each goal developed and a timeline. Remember, each goal must be SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, and time-bound. If you cannot measure it and track its progress, drop that goal and replace it with a measurable goal.
5. Ask for Help
If the goal is that important, get an accountability coach to support you achieve your goals. Their suggestions might not necessarily be the exact ones you were hoping to hear, but they will support you keep the desired MOMENTUM to guarantee success. No wasted time, energy, and procrastination with an accountability coach.