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Effective Goal Setting - Why You Should Use Goal Setting


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Goal setting is one of the most effective ways to become your best self and live your best life. Learn about the SMART and FRAME techniques and how they can both help you set goals and achieve them.

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Effective Goal Setting - Why You Should Use Goal Setting

  2. 2. INTRODUCTION • According to Merriam-Webster a goal is: the end toward which effort is directed. • Goals are dreams and wants, except a goal is more specific. • The purpose of a goal is to give you something to aim for, something that you long to achieve. • The goal should make your life better in some way. • Goals can be short-, mid- and long-term 2
  3. 3. TYPES OF GOALS• Long-term Goals: 1-year goals, 5, 10 years. • Mid-term Goals: goals for the next 3 months, 6 months and 9 months • Short-term Goals: 1-30 days from now • Goals help you set priorities and keep moving forward in your life 3
  4. 4. "Time is life. To waste your time is to waste your life; to manage your time is to manage your life." -- Alan lakein How are you spending YOUR time? 4
  5. 5. SETTING GOALS • Learning how to set goals is as important as knowing what the goal should contain. • There are a number of different systems, such as SMART goals, and FRAME of mind. 5
  6. 6. SMART GOALS • Specific-Be clear about what you want to accomplish • Measurable-Be sure you can measure your goal in some way in order to be able to track your progress • Attainable-Make sure it is possible, with effort, to achieve your goal • Relevant-Make sure it is something important to your life • Time-bound-Set a deadine by which you wish to accomplish the goal 6
  7. 7. FRAME OF MIND • Fantasize - Dream about your best life. Ask yourself: what do you want to be doing in 1 year? 5 years? Who to you want to become? • Reality - Fantasies can become reality, depending on how much effort you are willing to put in • Aim - Define your goal(s) by striking a balance between Fantasy and Reality; set a high but realistic goal you can achieve if you work at it • Method – Create an action plan as to how you can accomplish the goal. Don’t be afraid to ask for help or take a course or get coaching if you need it. • Evaluation – Track your results to see how you are progressing. Don’t give up-learn from any mistakes or setbacks. 7
  8. 8. • Not having goals is a bit like driving cross-country without a road map or GPS. Where are you going? How do you plan to get there? • If you have ever sat down on a Sunday evening in front of a pile work and asked yourself, "What happened to the entire weekend?" then you need to set goals and priorities. • Goals help you determine the right roads to take to get where you want to go 8 Do I Really Need to Set Goals?
  9. 9. SMARTER GOALS • Evaluate-Track your progress regularly and see how well or badly things are doing • Review/Re-set-Remind yourself regularly of what you are trying to accomplish. If you are on track, great. If you are not, then it is time to re-set the goal. • Resetting can ensure that you don’t give up completely and waste all of your hard work • Reviewing can be done on your own, or with a friend, colleague, or accountability partner who is helping you with your goal • An accountability partner can keep you on track-that’s why they weigh in at Weight Watchers-to be accountable to someone 9
  10. 10. STEPS TOWARD SUCCESS-GO FOR YOUR GOALS • " The establishment of a clear and central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success." -- Brian Tracy 10
  11. 11. 1. SET GOALS • Identify what is important to you. What do you want to accomplish? • What does your ideal life look like? • Think in relation to: • Job • Family life • Income • Relationships • Spiritual practice • Home environment and location • And so on 11
  12. 12. 2. IDENTIFY POSSIBLE STRATEGIES OR OBJECTIVES TO REACH EACH GOAL • Make a list of what you feel are the best and most effective ways of reaching the goals you have already identified. • For example, if you decide you want to live and work in Ireland, what would you have to do in order to make that a reality? • Passport • Work permit • Jobs you could do • And so on 12
  13. 13. 3. SELECT THE BEST STRATEGIES • Now that you have made a list of several ways to achieve your goal, recognize which of these strategies will work best for you. • Should you try to do it all online? • Or should you plan at least one trip to Ireland to scope out the possibilities, get to know the country, places to rent, and so on? 13
  14. 14. 4. CREATE ACTION STEPS FOR EACH STRATEGY. • Once you have listed your strategies, break them down into action steps • What detailed and specific things do you have to do to accomplish each strategy s you can ultimately reach your goal? • For example, going to Ireland: • Passport • Airfare • X days • A list of possible job contacts • A place to stay • A budget for food and travel, and so on 14
  15. 15. • "An unwritten want is a wish, a dream, a never happen. The day you put your goal in writing is the day it becomes a commitment that will change your life. Are you ready?" -- Tom Hopkins 15
  16. 16. BE SURE YOUR GOALS ARE YOUR OWN 1 • Setting goals is a means of identifying your aims in life and mapping out how you are going to accomplish them. • Your goals should be your own, not what other people want you to do, be, or become • By writing down your goals you are committing yourself to accomplishing them. • Therefore, make sure that your goals are important to YOU! 16
  17. 17. BE SURE YOUR GOALS ARE YOUR OWN 2 • Motivation and commitment are what make you strive to achieve your goal • They give you the push, desire, and determination to complete all of the steps we need to take to reach the goal. • Motivation levels can go up and down. Once you have your goal in mind, write your motivation story as to why you want to achieve that goal. 17
  18. 18. SAMPLE MOTIVATION STORY • A lot of what we do at Eternal Spiral Books is motivated by helping others live their best life and gain the skills they need to succeed. • In terms of the money, it’s not to be rich and famous, it is for dog rescue and fostering children. We know the profits we make can ease a great deal of suffering for the helpless. • What motivates YOU to get out of bed in the morning and work towards your goals? 18
  19. 19. COMMITMENT 1 • Once you feel motivated, you should also feel committed to achieving your goal, even though it will require work, effort and sometimes sacrifice • Commitment creates accountability-we promise to undertake something, and keep at it until we succeed • What will be the consequences of not following through and achieving the goal? • For example, will there be a negative consequence such a losing money, a job, your reputation? • If you quit your job to start your own business, what happens if you are not committed to the work involved in setting up and running it? 19
  20. 20. COMMITMENT 2 • What will be the positive results of being committed to your course of action? • More money? • Fame? • A promotion? • Motivation and commitment are specific to your situation and life. Only YOU can set goals you will be motivated to work on and committed enough to stick to even when the going gets tough. • The more personal you make your motivation and commitment to each goal, the more motivated you will be to accomplish your goal. 20
  21. 21. BE FLEXIBLE • Be ready to re-adjust your goals and not give up on them. • If they are too easy, they won't be worthwhile. • If they are too tough, you will start thinking about giving up • If your goal is a big one: • Set small goals, deadlines and milestones. • Small victories will all add up to big successes. 21
  22. 22. WHY WE DON’T ACHIEVE OUR GOALS • We don’t write them down • We don’t track them • They are not really ours, but someone else’s • They are not specific enough • They are not realistic • You try to focus on too many at a time • You don’t have a strategy and action steps • You don’t have a friend or accountability partner to help you track your progress • You don’t have the skills or info you need at this time . • You are not committed enough • You quit, rather than re-set your goals. 22
  23. 23. THE BENEFITS OF SETTING GOALS • Are more motivated • Have a clear path • Suffer less from stress and anxiety • Concentrate better • Show more self-confidence • Perform better • Feel happier • Increase your self-esteem • Become your best self • Live your best life 23
  24. 24. CONCLUSION • SMART and FRAME goal setting can be 2 of the most effective tools you can use to start becoming your best self and living the life of your dreams. • If you’ve been feeling stuck in a rut, it’s time to get into a whole new groove with more effective goal setting and follow-through’ • To your success! 24
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