How to Set and Achieve Goals
3 minute read | 02.13.2021 |
Everyone needs to make goals in order to accomplish tasks. It doesn’t matter if it is something like starting a business, getting out of debt, or as small as fixing a toilet, setting goals will definitely help you accomplish tasks easier. There are tons of different ways to go about achieving goals, but some people have no idea where to start. Those people need to learn how to achieve the goals that they set. There is no point to a goal if you don’t work at accomplishing it. Alright, enough of your time, on to how to achieve your goals.
The first thing you are going to want to do is clearly come up with your goal. You want this to be pretty specific and detailed so you know exactly what the goal you are trying to accomplish is. Make sure you know the date you want to accomplish the goal by. You also need to know that you have accomplished the goal. “I want to set up a website that will start making money.” This isn’t specific enough because you don’t really know when it is complete. If it makes $5 is that good enough? It should be more like “By the end of the year, I want to start a website that is making at least $1,000 a month.” This is a clear, specific goal with a date to be completed by.
The next thing you want to do when learning how to achieve goals is to break it into smaller goals. Let’s keep going with the website goal. You can’t make $1,000 a month without first making $100 a month. You need to break your large goal down into easy-to-complete parts called sub-goals. Always have your large goal in mind when coming up with the sub- goals though. When starting your site say you are going to be putting up fresh content at least once a week. Then start promoting products. Then start by making $100 a month. Then go from there. Make $500 a month and so on until you hit your goal of $1,000. The sub-goals help your mind accomplish goals easier because it takes them one step at a time. Thinking about making $1,000 a month could seem huge now, but as you nibble away at it, it will not seem like much.
Always be ready to deal with obstacles when trying to accomplish your goals. Of course, you should know that in any goal there may be some problems that you need to deal with. You need to start thinking of some what-ifs and then try to counteract them. What if you can’t put articles up for a few weeks because you broke your arm playing Frisbee, and you can’t type anymore. You need to have a few articles on reserve for this time. Otherwise your site may go down because no one is coming back to it. Always make sure that you have a net to fall on in case of something happening with your goal.
Make sure that you are making progress with your goals. Many people forget this part of setting goals and its one of the main reasons people don’t accomplish what they want to on time. Always check back and see if things are going smoothly. Mark where you want to be at which time on a calendar somewhere. The GoalsOnTrack program is great for staying on track of your sub goals and larger goals. It helps you mark the progress of where you are, so you will easily know if you are making progress or not. If you aren’t making progress you need to start working harder or tweaking your goal a little bit in order to start seeing progress.
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