Self-Improvement Made Easy How to Effectively Set Goals
Self-Improvement Made Easy How to Effectively Set Goals Not only is it important that you have goals, how you set them is just as important. To set effective goals, there are some guidelines that you should follow for maximum impact.
One of the first things that you should do is be precise when you are setting goals. If possible, include times, dates, and amounts so that you have a way to measure your achievement. Just think of the satisfaction that comes from meeting a goal on time.
Another thing that you need to focus on when it comes to effective goals is setting priorities. This is particularly helpful if you have a few goals that you want to achieve. When you have goals that each have a priority it makes is easier for you to focus on the ones that are the most important.
Write your goals down on paper so that you avoid any confusion. This gives your goals more power. Try to keep most of your goals small while having one larger one. This is because it is usually easier to achieve smaller goals than bigger ones. You will feel good as you start to meet some of these smaller goals and be more inspired to strive for the big one.
The above guidelines will help you set your goals effectively so that you can take the steps to achieve all of them.
General Principles of Goal Setting
When it comes to setting goals there are some basic principles that you should keep in mind. One of the most important things is that you should set the performance of your goals and not just the outcome of these goals. Try to set goals over which you will still have a great deal of control so that you can guide your performance. If you set a personal goal for which there are too many outside factors, you find that you are unable to achieve it. Those goals that are based solely on their outcome need to depend too heavily on issues over which you often have no control.
When you base your goals on some knowledge or skill that you need to learn you will be able to keep a great deal of control over how and when you achieve them. You may also find that you get much more satisfaction out of working towards these goals since you will be expanding your life experiences.
Try not to make goals that are based on a reward system such as a financial reward or one that relies on recognition from other people. You may be initiative-taking at the beginning but once you achieve these types of goals you might not feel as much personal satisfaction as you would if you had focused on a more personal goal over which you have complete control without a reward at the finish.
Best Wishes, Coyalita
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