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Setting Your Goals and Strategic Goal Setting
Published by James McWhorter — 10-25-2018 at 7:40 PM UTC
Setting Your Goals
We’ve talked about programming your subconscious to carry out the actions needed to achieve your goals, but what about choosing the goals that you set?
Too often, people give up on their dreams because their goals seem far too
unattainable. For example, those living on a low income could dream of becoming a millionaire, but quickly give up on the idea as they believe that it is simply impossible.
But, is it? Many low-earning, average people have beat the odds and become hugely successful, even famous.
Each of these people have one secret in common: A successful mind-set.
How to Build Goals
Take a moment to really think about yourself and the way in which you approach things. Do you quickly give up on goals that you deem impossible to reach?
Does the idea of working for a long period of time to achieve a goal fill you
with feelings of dread? Are you quick to give up if something doesn’t happen soon enough, or do you have the patience to wait and persevere?
If, like many people, you prefer instant or at least quick gratification, setting
smaller goals to build up to one, main goal is the best strategy for you.
Setting small, achievable goals as ‘building blocks’ to a larger achievement
is a method for success that works immensely well for many people. This
method allows you to break down the amount of work that you need to do
to achieve your goal into smaller, more manageable portions.
Rather than setting one goal of ‘start a business’, setting a number of
smaller goals which, by achieving each one, will eventually prepare you to
become a business owner can help to put things into perspective.
There’s a reason why this method is commonly used by people who are
hoping to lose a lot of weight, for example. Let’s say that you are overweight and need to lose 100lbs – taking on the whole amount at once can be massively overwhelming but, what if you break it down to ten weight loss goals of 10lbs each?
Suddenly, it becomes much easier to manage and goal attainment does not seem as impossibly far away.
Strategic Goal Setting
Dividing your goal into multiple, smaller and more easily achievable goals is
often one of the best ways to achieve success. But, in order to attain the
end results that you want, it’s important to have the right strategy. Making
sure that you set the right goals which will lead up to your end goal is
For this reason, this goal setting task is definitely not one which should ever
be rushed. The more thought and effort that you put into designing and setting your goals, the better your end result will be.
For example, if your main goal is to buy a home, don’t just set yourself savings goals. Instead, set goals that cover everything that is needed to eventually purchase a property – for example this could include improving your credit limit or even researching areas to live.
Once you’re finally able to buy a home, you will find that the more you have
achieved beforehand, the easier it will be. And, let’s not forget that the
more you consciously decide to do, the better programmed your subconscious mind will become.
Setting Time Limits
One of the biggest mistakes that many people make is set themselves time
limits for their goals. While sometimes this can be unavoidable, if possible
it’s always best to ensure that you have as much time as you need to
achieve your goal, or at the very least set yourself a reasonable time limit.
Giving yourself too little time to achieve your goal can result in your stress
levels rising, causing you to make rash decisions and even damaging your
mental well-being. When setting a goal which needs a time limit, giving
yourself the maximum amount of time available is key to keeping your
stress levels to a minimum.
On the other hand, certain people may find that time limits motivate them
and encourage them to be proactive. If you fall into this category, working
out reasonable time limits for each of your goals may be the best way for
you to approach them.
However, when using this strategy, it’s crucial that you do not fall into the
trap of believing that you have failed if you fail to achieve a goal within the
designated time frame.
When working towards goals with time limits, it’s important to keep close
track of your progress in order to determine in advance whether you think
you are able to meet the time deadline or not. When possible, extending
your time limit should always be considered if you believe that it is needed.
Remember that going at your own pace and understanding that life is unpredictable is vital.
To Your Goal Success!
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About James McWhorter
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