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.
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.
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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.
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.
It makes sense to say that your set goals should be those that will make a change in your life. Why set a goal if it’s not going to have an effect on your life, right? So, if you are just starting out with goal setting, choose a goal that will change something in you or your life in general. It can be a small or big change, either way it did something and that’s what you want. Of course, it has to be positive.
I’m not saying setting goals should only be on that level. You can choose targets that don’t change but rather keep something going at the same rate such as maintaining a certain weight. Setting a goal like this is effective as a follow up goal to a newly achieved one.
Which means that you start with a goal that gives change then follow it up with a goal that maintains.