Six Effective Tips to Create a Workable and Achievable Goals
The Goals and the Strategies
The basic reason why any sensible person creates a goal or goals is because of his awareness and perception of what is missing or lacking in his life that needs improvement as he endeavors to search for happiness or fulfillment; in his “every here and now.” Other reasons would be; that he may long to experience a desirable life situation if given the chance that everything is under his control; and another reason still, is that man has an inherent potential for evolution or mobility and is, by nature possessing the ability to create his destiny; hence goal-setting becomes a natural process. Yet, the question still remains, why do goals (personal or collective) rampantly bound to fail? What is the missing ingredient so that every goal should find its way to achievement? The difference basically lies on the goal-setter and the goals themselves; “the creature is as good as the creator” hence the following tips in creating effective, workable and achievable goals specific to the goal-setter in question;
1. Do an honest and sincere Self-evaluation:
Before laying down the foundation of your goals do some self “regression analyses” of your personal desires, capacity to achieve, SWOT or strength and weaknesses acknowledgment, ability or the energy to perform, willingness or persistence among others; questions to consider in connection to every particular goal could be “Where am I good at?” “Do I have the energy to improve what I deem as my weak link? Do I need to learn more skills or do I have habits to discard because they block me from achieving my goals? What are the possible things that I am willing to do?” and so forth. Included here would be to check constructively the goals you had set in the past; what worked and what did not then look at the reasons, the feelings, the thoughts, the situations, etc. in those days that prevented your goals to manifest or that blocked you from achieving or that made the achievement smooth and easy, as the case may be.
2. Study your present life situation; anything missing? need improvement?
The following are some suggested basic areas in life that need attention as you look through your life situation; you can make your own lists in your individuality level; a. personality…..health and diet or exercises; beauty and look or fashion; personal care and maintenance; education and skills, hobbies, leisures, among others; b. job or career….what do you prefer and most interested in doing, something that keeps you on the go and that you would spend extra miles, extra time, extra energy just by doing it? Is it what you have now or does it made an improvement or a total change? c. material possession….money, house, cars, among many others; are you satisfied or do these parts of your life need improvement? d. socialization, family, marriage, relationships and status quo; what need to change or maintain? e. leisures, vacation, and travels; any opportunity or plans?
3. Evaluate your achievements;
Go back to the list in your life situation then evaluate them as to satisfactory, needs improvement and a problem area. Write a thank you message to yourself for your achievement; congratulate yourself for being good. Make some brainstorming on those that need improvement and reassess yourself and the situation; imagine some possible solutions in those problem areas, then plan some strategies;
4. Formulate and write your goal in each area as if that is your actual situation in the present; write them as follow; example; personality… I,(your name) am beautiful, healthy, and wealthy. You, (your name) are beautiful, healthy and wealthy. She, (your name) is beautiful, healthy and wealthy. Do all your goals in all areas in this manner.
5. “Plan your work; Work your plan.”
Complete your goal first in your imagination. Work with your imagination. See yourself in a desirable situation in all those areas in your list. Make a scenario in your mind for each area, if needed create a “meta-form”, or an actual replication or simulation, or a drawing or sketch, or collage; use your creativity that represents the actual situation of that desirable situation; or when your goal is achieved. Write down the conversations between you and whoever you need to talk to, who is a character in your imagined goal. The idea is to create a complete scenario, first in your imagination then in a simulation or in a pretend actualization.
6. Pay attention to your environment, people, incidents, your thoughts, your feelings, situations, things you do, and the likes, in your everyday life.
Remember to ask your self-questions like these in any given situation…”Is talking to this person contributing to the achievement of my goals?” or “Is what I am doing now (whatever that is) having a relevant contribution to the goal I set for myself?” You can be more creative in your strategy to workout and to implement the goals you set for yourself. The bottom line is; 1. Start from within your self…or the “BEINGNESS” stage; 2. Then create some strategy based on your self-discovery; this is the “DOINGNESS” stage; 3. Do everything in the spirit of fun till everything comes to you naturally; the “HAVINGNESS” stage. All these are the complete cycle of achievements.
Do you have any other effective methods to create your goals in life?
Remember that without a goal a person would just be drifting through life without any direction hence he would easily stumble on so many miserable situations that are beyond his control.
Goal-setting is as important as life itself.