The key to achiev­ing your goals

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - BODY, MIND & SOUL -

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.

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