Goal setting is a standard technique used by top-level athletes, successful business people and achievers in all fields.
It gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation.
It focuses your acquisition of knowledge and helps you to organize your resources.
When setting goals it’s important to remember that there are a number of factors that will be out of your control. However, what you can control is far more important than what you can’t- your optimism and dedication.
If you have optimism and dedication then all the roadblocks, obstacles, bad luck, set backs and unfortunate events in the world can’t stop you from reaching your goals. They can only delay you for a bit.
So get control of your thoughts. If you feel negativity and doubt creeping into your mind, address it and banish it before it holds you hostage.
If your ultimate life goal seems too daunting, map out an action plan. Set smaller, realistic goals to act as stepping stones. Achieving these targets will not only get you closer to your ultimate goal, you’ll also build confidence along the way.
So to sum up:
1. Decide what you want to do with your life and what large-scale personal goals you want to achieve.
2. Break these goals down into the smaller and smaller targets that you must hit to reach your lifetime goals.
3. Once you have your plan, start working to achieve it.
4. When things start to feel out of your control, remember what you can control- your optimism and your dedication.
Once you control those 2 things, there’s nothing you can’t achieve. Goal rhymes with control for a reason 🙂