Every day, we hear it, relationship goals, body goals, personal goals, and so other goals. And immediately you’re thinking, I want to be like that, I want to have this and that… Sometimes, you’re even confused about what goals are and how we can achieve them. Or you get stuck achieving them because they weren’t so realistic.
So whether you wake up with new year or month resolutions, or daily objectives, and don’t know where to start. I will help you get started. Please continue reading!
Before we continue I will love to ask, why do we need to set goals? The fact is that there is a correlation between setting goals with achieving success and happiness. When setting goals, you are triggering your mind to learn habits that will help you focus on and achieve your goals.
So it’s not just about setting goals, but it’s about achieving them.
Now back to the main discussion of the day- let’s focus on goals and how to set them!
What is a Goal?
When you think of setting a goal, you need to understand what they are. A goal is a beautiful dream you want to achieve within a period of time. They define your roadmap to creating the life you’ve always wanted.
You can set a healthy water drinking goal of taking 3 liters of water daily or limiting your phone screen time use daily. All these are simple daily goals, that you might want to achieve.
And the truth is, goals are important if you need to accelerate self-development and personal growth. It’s a positive habit you need to achieve success in your life.
Why should you set goals for yourself?
It gives a sense of direction
Taking life as it goes, isn’t a fun way to live life. But when you take out time to think about what you want in life gives or how you can achieve it, gives you a sense of purpose.
You can plan ahead and create a 3-year goal plan on how you want your life to look in three years. This kind of plan, helps you work it out rather than just dreaming about it.
You get to access your life where you’re currently in your life and where you want to be in the future. It’s your life, right? But do you know what’s really important to you? When you start setting goals, you’re taking the first step toward creating a life full of meaning, and to work for it. You’ll navigate through it, and understand, what’s essential and non-essential, or what’s important or not.
You achieve more
When you set goals, you’re forced to discover what you want out of life.
What is the level of success you want to achieve? How do you achieve these dreams? What is the income level you want to have? What is your dream house? You set goals and you work them, one step at a time.
You streamline your life and break down your desires into attainable and realistic goals.
You get motivated
It’s easy to let go when there’s no goal at stake. When there’s a goal in line, you’re motivated.
Having something to aspire for, gives you a sense of motivation.
You get motivated because you want to realize your goals quicker or you want to start seeing results that you’re moving forward toward your dreams.
It gives you greater control of your future
When you set goals for yourself, you get to sit in the driver’s seat of your life, and you’re in control of the wheel of your life.
You’re in simple ways, acknowledging what you want out of life. And trust me that’s the first step toward taking control of your future.
You’re in control to live intentionally and allow life to happen for you rather than to you.
Now you’ve known why you must set goals for yourself, let’s get started on how to set goals in life because it’s one thing to set goals and another thing to achieve them.
How to start setting personal goals
Setting realistic goals is important if you truly want to achieve success. And achieving goals will help you, achieve happiness and satisfaction in life
Let’s take a look at four tips for setting personal goals.
Align your goals with your passion
Sometimes you may think you can simply get yourself to act on your goals, but along the process, you make a quick decision and fall back.
One essential process of setting goals for personal growth is to align your goals with your passion and your environment. You decide what inspires you and what your values are, then you prepare, organize, and create a vision board.
Be passionate about your goals if you want to achieve them in the long run. You remove distractions, surround yourself with positive people, and affirm positively.
It’s important you know and understands why you’re setting the goal.
Why are doing this for? What do you want to achieve?
When you’re clear on why you’re setting the goal, you’ll be more clear on what you want to achieve and make it easier for you to achieve it.
Set goals you can control
Your personal goals shouldn’t be because of other people. They also shouldn’t depend on external factors that you don’t have control over.
When you’ve known why you are setting the goal, be in control of it. Being in control of your goals means you’ll be able to control whether or not you actually achieve them.
Imagine your future
Imagine your future in your head. Take some time to really think about what you’d like your life to look like and what does your ideal future entail?
If your goal is for personal growth and development, ask yourself some questions that will point your life in a positive direction while adding value and growth to it.
How do I stop this bad habit? How do I maintain my self-care routine? Do you want to be more productive? How to stay more motivated? Whatever goal you are setting for personal growth, personalize it and run it down with detailed questions to help you get started on your goal setting.
Ready to set your personal goals?
I’m sure you now know how important goals are, it’s time to take the first step toward setting goals and achieving them.
When you set those goals, the process can help you find self-purpose and meaning in your life.
Don’t pressure yourself, it’s OK to just write them down and take your time. Just writing them alone, can give you a deeper sense of fulfillment and satisfaction.