A specific goal has a much greater probability of being accomplished than a general goal. To set a specific
goal the six “W” questions must be answered:
- Who: Who is involved?
- What: What do I want to accomplish?
- Where: Identify a location.
- When: Establish a time frame.
- Which: Identify requirements and
- Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits
- of accomplishing the goal.
Establish concrete criteria for measuring your progress toward the attainment of each goal. Measuring your progress forces you to stay on track, reach your target dates, and experience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs the continued effort required to reach the goal.
Identify goals that are most important to you, and begin to figure out ways you may make them come true. The first step is to develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financial capacity to reach your destination. See previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourself closer to the achievement of your goals.
Attain most any goal after planning your steps wisely while establishing a time frame that allows you to follow through. Goals that may have seemed far away and out of reach eventually move closer and become attainable, not because your goals shrink, but because you grow and expand to match them. List your goals to build your self-image. Visualize yourself as worthy of these goals, and develop the habbits and personality that allow you to possess them.
A realistic goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willing and able to work. Your goal may be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decide precisely how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents substantial progress. A high goal is often easier to reach than a low one because a low goal only exerts low motivational force. Some of the hardest jobs ever accomplished actually seem easy simply because they were a labor of love. A goal is realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished.
Your goals need to have a specific time frame. A limited amount of time will give your goals structure. We may want to find a new job or start our own business but this must have resource bounds. Some people spend a lot of time talking about what they want to do, and fail to take action. Without an end date there is no sense of urgency, no reason to take any action today. Listing a specific time frame gives you the impetus to get started, and helps monitor your progress.
Using the 5 step S M A R T system of goal setting and realization will help your dreams become reality.
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