Some people do not feel happy about setting goals in their lives. For instance, they may feel that having big objectives will take them out of their comfort zone and this may cause them to fail in these goals. Firstly, what I would say to this, is that you don’t need to set yourself goals that are too challenging – they just need to be realistic.
Secondly, I would say that you should allow yourself flexibility. Perhaps this may be in terms of the steps that you need to take to achieve your goals. You may have to revise the deadline dates that you set, for example, (perhaps due to unforeseen commitments, for example). Don’t beat yourself up over this if this is the case. As long as you are not just procrastinating (making excuses) there are sometimes genuine reasons why you need to make changes to your plans.
Thirdly, remember to use an Action Plan to itemise your goals and to break them down into smaller, more manageable goals. This helps you chart progress and helps with motivation and planning the next steps.
Fourthly,Think about your overarching vision. This is the main thing that you want to achieve in life. Ensure that all your goals are in alignment with this. If not, do you need to drop some of your goals? Possibly they are tasks that you need to complete due to the requirements of someone else? They may be essential tasks rather than real goals in that case. Genuine goals will be driven by emotion and the real desire to progress towards achieving them.
Finally, remember to make your goals motivational and reward yourself for your small successes as you go through your goal journey. Be kind to yourself and praise yourself when you achieve your smaller goals. If you need help in setting realistic and sustainable goals, give me a call. Please do let me know how you get on with goal achievement.
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