There is nothing more rewarding as setting and achieving a goal; especially if you work extremely hard for it. Anyone who knows me knows that I love setting goals for myself, especially ones high above my arms reach over head.. "weird analogy". And equally I love basking in the moment of accomplishment, and happiness when i say to myself... wow.. I DID THIS. But it wasn't always easy. I remembered setting my eyes on something, starting and stopping midway, if even. What I didn't realise then was that I was setting my eyes on all the wrong things. And since I discovered that oh so glorious moment.. nothing has ever been the same.. which is why I will explain to you 3 essential pillars I understood to becoming an effective goal setter & achiever.
From experience, I am firm believer that anything can be achieved if you set your mind to it. But in order to continuously focus of your goals, they need to be real and a true reflection of you and what YOU want. At the end of the guide, I hope that you will take away some invaluable tips required for effective goal attainment, and most importantly, implement them in your process. But in the meantime, here are three key things to pay attention to when setting goals.
As you know your goals should be SMART- Specific to who you are and what you want,Measurable - you must be able to anticipate what it will feel like when you achieve that goal. The emotion. Attainable- Do you have resources needed to achieve that goal? Or are you going to create them. Relevant - Is it really tailored to you, your values, your personality?. And Time bound - Can you set a deadline and stick to it!!
1- Pay attention to your Motivational drivers.
Why are you setting this goal? Taking the time out to understand what the real motive behind you setting a goal will determine whether or not you should embark upon it. Get ti the nitty gritty & break it down. Am I really doing this for me?
2. The implementation phase.
Having a set plan, further broken down into action plans gives you a structure for moving from one step to the next. If you don't have a map, steps or a plan to reach your goals, the chances of you achieving them or working towards achieving them are slimmer.
3 - Overcoming setbacks.
Sometime we will encounter setbacks as all plans aren't fool proof. But being innovative & creative with ways to overcome them will help you move forward. Try looking at your setbacks as a learning opportunity. Ask yourself, what can I learn from this That way, you can ensure that it isn't repeated as a cycle.
In the guide, I walk you through video recordings ,which supports these three points as well as the guidebook. Take one goal you have set for the year, which has been lacking progress and analyze it using this process. The SMARTER goals you set, the better. Download the guide below & follow through.