Beginning your Goal Setting Plan
The first step in setting personal goals is to consider what you
want to achieve in your lifetime, as setting lifetime goals that
gives you the overall perspective that shapes all other aspects of
your decision making process.
To help give you a broad, and balanced coverage of all important
areas in your life, try to set goals in some or all of the following
Do you want to achieve any artistic goals? If so, what is it? Do you
want to write a book; paint a masterpiece, or write a song?
Does your own mindset hold you back from making progress? Is there
any part of the way that you behave that upsets you for example, do
you talk too much? If so, set a goal to improve your behavior or
find a solution to the problem.
What level do you want to reach in your career? Is it your goal to
be the boss or own your own company someday, or do you want to be
the president of someone else’s company?
Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular or some
area of study that you would like to pursue? What information and
skills will you need to achieve these goals?
Do you want to be a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good
parent? How do you want your partner or family members to see you?
How much do you want to earn by what age in your life? What can you
do to make that come about?
Are there any athletic goals you want to achieve, or do you want
good health deep into old age? What steps are you going to take to
How do you want to enjoy yourself? You should ensure that some of
your life is geared toward making yourself happy for no reason other
than being happy.
Do you want to make the world a better place by your existence? If
How to begin to achieve your Goals
Once you have decided your goals in these categories, you have to
assign a priority to them if you want to succeed.
Then review the goals and re-prioritize until you are satisfied that
they reflect the shape of the life that you want to lead.
Also, you should ensure that the goals that you have set are the
goals that you want to achieve, and not what your parents, spouse,
family, or employers want them to be.
Success only happens when you are working for your own well being
because doing it for others will ensure that you sabotage your own
Once you have set your lifetime goals, the best thing that you
can do is set a 25 year plan of smaller goals that you should
complete if you are to reach your lifetime plan.
From there you can just shorten your overall goal spans for example,
you set a 5 year plan, 1 year plan, 6 month plan, and 1 month plan
of progressively smaller goals that you should reach to achieve your
Each of these should be based on the previous plan. It is the best
way to begin to achieve a lifetime that is filled with and results
in a life without any failed wishes. It results in a life without
You see, by starting out slowly, you are giving yourself the chance
to realize and work on achieving the goals that you set out to.
Nobody ever succeeds at attaining a goal that was forced through.
Those that tried never really got what they were hoping for. In
rushing through and trying to achieve your goals quickly you will
likely miss a few key aspects that can really change your outcome.
Think of it this way; if you were to run a 10K marathon and decided
to take a cab for half of the journey; have you really achieved that
goal? Would you be satisfied when you crossed the finish line?
It would be a hollow victory that could only provide a moment’s
Finally set a daily to do list of the things that you should do
today to work towards your lifetime goals.
At an early stage these goals may be to read books and gather
information on the achievement of your goals. This will help you to
improve the quality and realism of your goal setting and in effect;
make it easier to achieve them.
You also have to review your plans, and make sure that they fit the
way in which you want to live your life.
Once you have decided what your first set of plans will be, keep the
process going by reviewing and updating your to-do list on a daily
You have to periodically review the longer term plans, and change
them to reflect your changing priorities and experiences in your
To your Success, may you reach your goals.
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