The key to achieving your goals
IT seems like New Year’s Day was just five minutes ago and now we are rushing through the year. If you have ever looked back and wondered what happened to your good intentions for the year, check out these tips for making and achieving your goals.
Firm up vague goals
Wishes tend to have daydream elements. We have the vision, but if you don’t know exactly what you want, how do you know what you are aiming for and how to get there?
As such, sit down and figure out exactly what you want. Once you have a concrete goal to aim at, you can work on how to get there.
Aim for something you truly love
It takes enormous effort to change your life, especially if you are already busy with work and other responsibilities.
Therefore, be honest with yourself and set goals that you are truly passionate about. This will provide better motivation in the long run.
Add failure into the plan
Even when you have a goal you love and a path to get there, there may be several setbacks along the way. This is perfectly okay as long as they do not push you into giving up.
Be realistic about your game plan
Make sure that your game plan is flexible enough so that it can tolerate a couple of steps backwards every now and again.
If you are planning to study, for example, make sure that taking a semester out will not mean utter failure.
Most of all, enjoy yourself. If you are having fun, achievement becomes a lot easier.