Do you know that it is believed that less than 1% of people set goals? It has been proven that those who do set goals, write them down, monitor and review them (and take the necessary action, of course) are much more likely to achieve success.
It is useful, if you do set goals, to share them with someone else - whether that is a friend, family member, coach or mentor is up to you. In goal setting, sharing your goals with others mean that you become more accountable for the actions that you need to do to achieve your goals. Goals should be written down, ideally on an action-plan where they can be broken down into small goals, and, better still, daily tasks to meet these smaller goals.
There are many action plan templates available on the internet. Some can be completed manually; others online – whatever works best for you is the best one to use when goal setting.
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Remember to make your goals SMART – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time-Bound. After all, you need to know exactly what you wish to achieve and you need to know when you have got there. Goal Setting can be fun but please remember to reward your small successes as you go along as this will encourage you to take further actions to achieve more. Enjoy the journey – not just the end of it. Feel proud of how well you are doing!
Remember that when you are working towards your goals, it is a process – not an event. Things don’t just happen overnight. You need to review, and amend your goals if necessary, or even change them altogether if they no longer reflect what you want to achieve in life. Also, remember to ‘own’ your goals and set them at the right level in the first place, so you are less likely to procrastinate about the actions that you need to take to achieve them.