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.
A goal setter who is actively achieving goals or anyone, for that matter, is bound to perform some measures in order to make use of time efficiently. One of these is bringing work home. This is especially true if there are deadlines to meet and there are projects that need to be completed soon. If you want to keep going at your career goals, you most likely don’t have any choice in the matter even more so if you are also packed with things to do at work.
Now, if this is really inevitable, here are things that you can do at home to prepare a proper working environment which will greatly help in making you productive. You need to make sure that you have a table and chair. As much as possible, your chair must have a back so that proper seating position is observed while you burn your candle. Then, your table must be clean and has no clutter on it. If you’re going to work on the kitchen table, rid it of all items that are usually there such as condiments. Another thing to consider is your environment. It should be quiet or has minimal noise. Additionally, it should be uncluttered or organized so that what you see beyond your table is at least pleasant to the eyes.
Basically, these are the things that you need to prepare for when you decide to do some work at home. It could be that you’ll do this quite more often since you set goals in addition to having a busy schedule, so as you go along, try to find a permanent place for you to work on.
The main thing that you want to do when you want to start achieving goals is to set a goal. That is, you need to first identify what you want to aim for. Depending on your preferences it can be a personal goal, a life goal, or a career goal.What is a personal goal? Basically it’s one that you want personally and it’s largely selfish. Buying your own car would be an example. A life goal on the other hand is one that you’ve always dreamed of having or having done in the course of your life. As for career goals, these are goals that are mainly career based. That is, it can be learning a new skill that will help in boosting up your career or getting to a certain position in your profession of choice. Now, whichever type of goal it is, what you want to do when you set goals is to make it specific. Make sure all the tiny little details are there so that achieving it will be easier. A specific goal is clear and easier to plan out for compared to a broad one. Good luck setting goals! 😉
Achieving goals is not an easy thing to do and often, this comes with becoming busy and unable to make time for yourself. How do you spare some time for your self? The easiest way to do this is to let this alone time be either at the start of the day or at the end. That is, you do it as soon as you wake up or before you sleep at night.
The amount of time that you’ll do this should be from 15 minutes to a maximum of an hour. The reason for this is so that you won’t be spending too much time on this and end up lacking the required time for setting goals. Additionally, activities for this should give you happiness and a good mood to complete the tasks that are scheduled for achieving your life or career goals.
Previously, we talked about the first half of the self check activity that you should do just to know where you are and where you are going. Now, here’s the second half!
We left off with you writing down the time element of your unset but soon to be set goals. So now, the next thing to do is decide which one you want to do first. With the time element, you can see which ones you wish to have first, but on this next step, decide for real among the unset goals. Arrange them in order and ask yourself if you are positive that the first one on the list is the one you’d like to set and the one you’d like to have first. Once you’re settled on that, begin with the first thing to do on the goal setting process and so on.Basically that’s it. If you performed the self check and you’ve gotten all the things you’ve wanted, your life goals and career goals, congratulations! Now it’s time for you to set a new goal! Yes, it never ends. Achieving and doing something with your life should never end because life is short and you don’t want to regret not doing something when you had the time, right? Good luck! 😉
What is a goal setting worksheet? Basically it’s a useful guide on goal setting. It gives you all the information you need much like the one provided by a goal setting workshop. If you get a hold of one you will gain access to a step by step guide on the process of proper, smart, and efficient goal setting. Most often than not, the goal setting method that is explained in these kinds of worksheets are so effective and efficient you can use it for any kind of tasks. It can be big ones such as life goals and career goals, small ones such as gaining a skill for personal goals, or very simple ones such as tasks and assignments. Also, it provides you with a way to record your progress with a specific time frame so that it’s easier to review them when needed.
Goal setting is a basic thing that you should know and should have as a weapon against reality. This would be an ideal setting so that you, the person who is going to live the life you’ve been given, can pursue life and career goals. You should do them more actively so that more will be accomplished.
But it’s entirely up to you if you prefer to do them slowly wherein you take long breaks in between achieving goals. This is good too so that you can take as much needed rest and regain all that lost energy. Then you’d have lots of energy to spend for your next set goals.