You hear so much about other people hitting their goals and achieving amazing things, and you know if you don’t have a clear idea of what your goals and targets are, you can soon start to wonder whether this is something you need to have in your life. While you might be used to having targets and deadline to meet at school or at work, setting personal goals can be a whole different ball of wax. A goal could be something you want to achieve physically or financially, but it can also be a goal related to your own personal development. Here are some of the things to consider if a goal is right for you.
How much time have you given it?
Do you know those people who just wake up with a clear idea of what they want to spend their lives doing and what they want to become, so their goals flow naturally from this. Many of us, have never experienced this or feel like you don’t have a clear calling, so it becomes more difficult to work out what your goals are. If you find yourself thinking about the same goals over and over again, you should take this as a sign of your interest or passion for it.
Talk about it
Talking about your goals with other people can help to build a clearer picture of what it will take to hit your goals, and you might also get ideas for how to set an even better yet related goal, or how to make your goal more achievable.
Can you do it?
If you’ve looked into setting goals, you are likely to have come across SMART goals. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and time bound. By ensuring that each goal you set for yourself fits this framework, you will be able to at least see progress towards your goal, even if it’s being reached at a slower rate than you initially hoped. Setting realistic goals is important in order to prevent yourself becoming disheartened or giving up halfway along your journey.
What goals have you set for 2020?