Why goals-setting is so important?
Once you have a clear idea about what you want to do in your life, where you are going and what is your mission for your life, you need a plan to achieved it.
Goals setting is a great approach to monitoring us how much do you completed or what something else you need to do to achieve your goals.
This is an indispensable tool to benchmarks the progress of our action plan.
In order to achieve your life mission, you need to breakdown long term goals into short term goals. Both long term or short term goals should adopt SMART criteria for goals setting.
What is SMART goal setting?
Making SMART goals is a great reference when it comes to preparing goals for your life whether short or long term. Prepare goals daily and review on a daily basis, here are the criteria to follow:
Take a look at this SMART goal:
“I will meditate daily for 20 minutes before sleep to overcome my negative thoughts and reduce their intensity.”Now closely take note how it is specific and short (meditate for a week), measurable (daily note-taking to check if done properly), achievable (before sleep is the time best for it because its calm and silent and free of distraction), realistic (within in capacity and easy to do by lying on bed with eyes closed and lights off with comfort level) and time-based (20 minutes per day).
Enhance with Goals visualization
After we have a clear idea of what we want to achieve and the set of goals for taking actions, another approach we can adopt is goal visualization.
Goals visualization is a process of visualizing the outcome when we achieve the goals.
But the most emphasis is the feeling we have when we have finally achieved the goals.
We only visualize the positive side of the outcome or the best result we dreamt of.
Simply focus on what you want and how good feelings when achieved the goals.
The visualization process intends to provide a better sense of direction to navigate what would like to achieve. This is also a practice of manifestation of law of attraction.
4 steps of goals setting
Step 1. Set the goals. Write the goals.
Step 2. See it. Put it visible anywhere you can see it.
Step 3. Live the goals. Acting like already achieved the goals.
Step 4. Share your goals with many people. Let the world hold accountable for it.
Take immediate action
You must keep yourself motivated to achieve your goals in the feeling of urgency as there is no such thing as the right time.
Your visualization must strong enough to kick off your laziness so that you can step forward to pursue an action plan. Here some tips to keep you moving:
- Keep your daily routine busy, use your attention for something valuable
- Keep your mind filled with positive thoughts. This will influence your outlook on things and how you execute your day to day tasks
- Practice an active lifestyle. Physical activities have a direct influence on both your mental and physical well-being
- Keep your spirits high and search for things that will keep you to stay motivated
- Always fill your thoughts with positive statements that you can relate with, where it will help you visualize your fruitful outcomes.
It is about self-belief and priorities. If your goal is important, you will always make time for it. It shows the significance of energy and motivation of you to push forward and achieve your goals.
Have a great day!