Goal Setting Tips to Boost your Personal Growth

Is goal-setting important and does it really help you to achieve your full potential?

1. Decide on What You Want

“Before scrambling the ladder of success, ensure it is leaning on the right wall.”

  • What will I gain if I improve this area of my life?
  • What will I have to give up to improve this area of my life?
  • What will I have to adopt to improve this area of my life?
  • What will I lose if I refuse to improve this area of my life?
  • What resources will be required to help improve this area of my life?
  • How will I know I am making progress in my efforts towards improving this area of my life?

Too many people fail to accomplish their goals simply because they chose their goals in error.

2. Time Tracking

3. SMART

  • Specific — Your goals must be specific, straightforward, and easily understood. Identifying your goals, why you want to achieve them, and how you intend to achieve them gives you higher motivation towards achieving the set goals. Often, unclear goal paths yield undesirable and frustrating results, while concrete goals put you on the right track!
  • Measurable — Are the goals you set measurable? What methods do you use to measure these goals? Is it monetary yield, task completion, or goal outcome? With this, you can decipher if you are progressing with your set goals or you need to put in more work and motivation. However, if you leave your goals to “whatever will be, will be,” it will be hard for you to know if you are advancing or need adjustments to make on your end.
  • Attainable — Although goals can sometimes be challenging but shouldn’t be unattainable. Set attainable goals for yourself with the resources at your disposal, vision, and the right energy, as failure to do this can leave you frustrated and unmotivated.
  • Realistic — When setting goals, be realistic, and let them align with your life purpose. Societal or peer pressure play a huge influence here, and if not well-orchestrated, it can leave you in disappointment. This somewhat shares a similar trait with attainability! For example, you earn $50,000 a month, and you want to purchase a luxury that costs $400,000. Indeed, this is attainable if you want to acquire this from a long term view, but it is unrealistic if you intend to acquire the luxury in 2 months based on your salary. However, realistic and attainable in this case if two years is what you set to buy this property!
  • Time-sensitive — It is important to attach a deadline to every goal you set. As the deadline approaches, you get energized to complete the set tasks before your time elapses. Also, when you break bulk tasks into smaller ones within specific timeframes, it is easier to complete set targets on time. There is no need to feel bad if you do not achieve your set goals within the deadline. It matters the consciousness and focuses you have enacted, and as such, you can make time adjustments towards getting it done.

4. Important Personal Growth Goals Matter

5. Passion

6. Get the resources you need

Consider your goals and list out the major resources you need to accomplish them.

7. Work Daily on Your Goals

You need to work on your goals every day.

8. Evaluation and Reflection

  • Locate a serene and distraction-free location
  • At regular intervals, reflect upon and evaluate your goals and the processes involved
  • Revisit your previous accomplishments and document your record
  • Plan the next goal

9. Delegate Tasks

10. Use Consequences and Rewards to Stay on Track

This will inspire you to persevere with your goals.

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