Goal Setting: Personal Change as a Goal

Finding it hard to find a suitable goal to set? How about achieving goals that will change your life for the better? The goal I’m talking about is to change or completely get rid of an attitude or habit that you no longer want to have since it’s bad for you. Here’s a quick guide on how to set goals of this kind.

Goal Setting: Personal Change as a Goal

Since we’re dealing with a goal that’s already ingrained in your system, the ideal deadline that you should set is around 600 months to a full year. This is because habits are habits and they are things that we’ve learned to become part of our system and routine. Hence, trying to remove or change it with something else is like unlearning something.

The next thing that you might want to consider doing is to set only one habit as a goal. You can’t have several at once because you want a hundred percent of focus on this personal goal. If you have other goals, your attention will be divided and it could take longer to complete all the changes that you want’ to happen.

More on the next issue!

Action Plan: Why

Action Plan: Why

Now that you know how to make an action plan, why would you bother making one? As mentioned in previous posts, this will help give you motivation to take action and set goals into motion. Imagine if you didn’t have one. What would your next step be after setting goals? When will you do it and how? The action plan will give you all the answers to these questions. The schedule in your action plan will give you direction and will tell you what you need to do and for how long you’ll spend your time doing so.

As you can see, the action plan for achieving goals is very important thus you must make your action plan with care. You need to thoroughly think of the tasks and schedule them accordingly making sure to set it with appropriate and enough time so that time is used efficiently.

Action Plan: How To

Action Plan: How to

Here we are! Here’s what you’ve been waiting for. How do you make an action plan? Details on how to make one and how it’ll work for your set goals will be discussed in this article.

Alright, let’s get on with it.

Basically, since it’s an action plan, this will be filled with items that you will do to set your goals and objectives into motion. So the first thing that you will have to focus on doing is to find out what are the tasks that need to be completed to achieve your goal. What are the steps that you need to take? Write them all down in chronological order and make sure to be specific. To make it easier, list down the major stages or chapters that need to be covered then focus on writing the necessary steps for each stage. Once done with that, next, write a schedule beside each item. This would be the date and time you’d like to have completed the tasks. And then, that’s it! It’s that simple. All that’s left to do now is to conduct a quick review of the action plan you made so that you can see if there’s anything you’d like to modify. Make the changes if there are any and then you’re done and ready to start achieving goals!

Goal Setting: Action Plan is a To Do List?

You were probably expecting an article on how to make an action plan as that was what I sort of promised last time. But let’s cover all the details and definitions first before we get to actually making one. So I’m sorry. The How to article will be for next time. That’s okay, though. No need to get disheartened. This article will give light to a notion that you probably have about an action plan. This notion is that an action plan is similar to a to do list or that it is a to do list.

Goal Setting: Action Plan is a To Do List?

Well, no. It’s not and it’s in no way similar to one. Yes, an action plan for achieving goals is a list of items that you need to accomplish but it’s different from a to-do list in that an action plan is geared toward one goal. All the items on the list are for the completion of one set goal. A to-do list is often a list of tasks that need to be done but they are just a collection of tasks that may lead to several goals for the day or for none at all since some are most likely just daily recurring tasks. Also, most often than not, a to-do list does not have a schedule or does not have a time element attached to it. Well, that’s commonly how it is and it may be different for you if you’re the type who places deadlines beside each item.

So there. Is that clear now? I hope so. And if the distinction was already clear enough in the first place, I hope I didn’t make it confusing for you. I promise, the next article will be on how to make an action plan to achieve life goals.

Action Plan for Goal Setting

Action Plan for Goal Setting

One of the things that make goal setting successful is making an action plan. It’s basically a list of things you need to do to achieve your goal. These items each have a corresponding schedule of when you’re going to do it. The reason why it’s important to do this is because it will help in giving you that push to action. Goals and objectives cannot be achieved if there’s no action and creating a schedule will give you that because then you’d have no other choice but to stick to your schedule else it would’ve been useless to have spent your time creating one. To find out how to make an action plan for your set goals, tune in next time.

Personalized Goal Setting Worksheet

Personalized Goal Setting Worksheet

The goal setting worksheet was previously mentioned in one of the posts in this blog and it was said that it can be acquired from the Goal Setting Worksheet website. While you can get your own copy, you can actually make your own worksheet. This is a good option because then you can customize it according to your set goals. That is, if the worksheet that you acquired isn’t exactly compatible or fitting with your target, then make the necessary changes to make it the perfect worksheet for your life goal. You need to make it perfect because the worksheet, though just a piece of paper, will be your guide and your basis when you set out to actually achieve your goal.

Goal Setting: More Reminders

Last time we talked about setting resolutions for the upcoming new year and we gave you a set of reminders about setting goals. Here’s the second part to that article.

Goal Setting: More Reminders

Aside from your goal being a personal choice and it being specific and realistic, you also might want to pick out a target life goal that will give a positive change to your life once achieved and even while you’re still working on it. The reason is because you want the after effect it has on you. Wouldn’t you want to work on something that will actually affect you positively? If it doesn’t really have any effect on you, after finishing it it would be like having done nothing. So ideally you want something that will change your life or make it better. You can choose a personal goal that will maintain a good thing that you’ve already been working on for some time now, but that’s your call.

Reminders for Goal Setting

Reminders for Goal Setting

Whenever New Year is just around the corner, most people start asking each other about their resolutions. It seems like everyone expects themselves and everyone else around them to do something for a change. Perhaps because it’s a new year and it’s a great time to turn over a new leaf or to start something new. Now, that time of the year is still quite a long way to go but if you don’t have one yet, a resolution that you’d like to set, then here are a few things to remember about setting goals:

1. Your goal must be what you want. This means that no one else asked you to do this but you yourself. Hence, it must be a personal goal.
2. Your goal must be realistic and specific. Define your goal and narrow it down to the minute details. Also, it must be something that can actually be accomplished. Don’t set goals that can only be achieved in another plane.

That’s all for now. See you next time for more reminders about goal setting.

Goal Setting: Why

Goal Setting: Why

Why would you want to set goals? Setting goals has a big effect to your life. Whether it be personal, life, or career goals, giving yourself a target helps give you an idea of what you’re going to do with your life. You’ll be able to know which decisions to make and which path to take whenever you end up in crossroads. By giving yourself an objective, you give purpose as well as direction to your life. Imagine what life would be like if you didn’t have goals and objectives. You’d be wandering aimlessly and you’d have difficulty deciding what to do and what to aim for.

So, if you’re feeling a bit lost lately, perhaps this is what you need, a goal. What are you waiting for? Start thinking about what you want with your life in the next five to ten years and start goal setting.

Tool for Goal Setting

Let’s face it, goal setting is not easy but you can make it easier for you by using tools and strategies. For this article, we will discuss a tool that is perfect for setting goalsand achieving dreams.

Tool for Goal Setting

This tool is the goal setting worksheet. It is very much like a form where in the goal setter’s job is only to think about what to write and then fill in the details needed for the goal to become a reality. The worksheet has several elements to it and each has a role in goal achievement. Examples of these are purpose, vision, roles, action list, and goal statement.