Goal Setting: A Simple But Effective Way to Set Goals

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With the new year upon us, I thought I would share my goal setting tips. Goal setting is something that we all do. My tips can help you create goals that you can achieve.

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Goal Setting: A Simple But Effective Way to Set Goals

  1. 1. Goal Setting A Simple But Effective Way to Set Goals
  2. 2. Write Your Goals Down  People who write goals down are more likely to accomplish them.  Make just a few goals at a time. No more than 5 -7.  With too many goals, you will lose focus and you may not accomplish any of them
  3. 3. Make Your Goals “SMART”  Specific  Measurable  Actionable  Realistic  Time Bound
  4. 4. Specific Goals  Use as much detail as you can.  I will create an online business team of 50 people.
  5. 5. Measurable Goals  Set performance goals and not outcome goals so you have as much control as possible and you will know you reached the goal.  I will earn $5000 more this year than last year.
  6. 6. Actionable Goals  Every goal should start with an action verb “ quit, run, finish, eliminate, etc.”  I will write in my gratitude journal every day.
  7. 7. Realistic Goals A goal should stretch you...go out of your comfort zone but use common sense. Don’t make it impossible to reach.  I will make a video 3 times a week. This is attainable but making a video every day may not.
  8. 8. Time Bound Goals  Every goal should have an end date...when you plan to accomplish it.  I will lose 30 lbs. by Sept. 30, 2014
  9. 9. Review Your Goals Frequently  This turns them into reality  Review them weekly  Ask yourself what is the next step I should take to achieve this goal?  Let your goals inspire you to put things on your daily task list that will move you closer to your goals.
  10. 10. Share Your Goals  But not with everyone! Share them selectively…Do not put them on Facebook or other social media.  Share with mentors, mastermind groups or a good friend. Share with people who will support you…not sabotage you.
  11. 11. Achieving Your Goals  When you achieve a goal, enjoy the satisfaction of success.  If the goal was significant, then reward yourself with something you really enjoy…dinner at a nice restaurant, massage or a new outfit.
  12. 12. Key Points  Goal setting is a method of deciding what you want to achieve in life  Goal setting helps you focus on what is important  Goal setting motivates you  Goal setting builds your self-confidence

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