Guys Have you set your goals in life yet? If not? Don’t worry. I am going to help you set smart & effective goals by 5 practical tips below.
I will show you ‘How properly setting goals lead us to success.’
Let’s begin with a short story.
Imagine a game of football, where players are there but there are no goalposts. What would happen?
The players would dribble & pass, but not know what to do after that. They wouldn’t know in which direction to kick the ball. The defenders would have nothing to defend.
Soon, the players would probably lose the motivation to sweat it out & strive harder.
There would be no winners, no results, no game. Sounds silly right?
But that’s just the way, many of us lead our lives. We have no clear goals. We run harder & dribble & wait for the pass, but We have no goals.
Writing down goals is the first & most significant step you can take towards achieving success in life.
Goals give purpose to life.
Another saying is,
People who don’t have goals are condemned to work for those who do.
So, never mind which side you’re on right now. It’s never too late to set goals.
Here’s 5 step plan to help you set goals & get you started on your journey to success.
1} DECIDE WHAT YOU WANT
- Set balanced goals.
- Make sure you cover all areas of your life- career, relationships, wealth, health & your interests.
- Don’t set uni-dimensional goals to regret later.
2} MAKE SURE YOUR GOALS ARE S.M.A.R.T.
T- Time Bound
That means, If you want to lose weight, don’t just say, I want to weigh less (that’s just a wish, not a goal). Instead, SMART goal means I will shed five kilos & weigh sixty kilos by the 30th of September
3} WRITE THEM DOWN
Just writing down your goals on paper will increase your commitment to achieving those goals.
A Goal that’s only in your mind is no goal at all.
4} COMMIT TO DOING WHATEVER IT TAKES
- Be willing to pay the price.
- Many of us have goals for eg(losing weight) but are unwilling to pay the price, ie. Saying NO to cheese cakes. Often, people say ‘once I get promoted’ I will work hard. But that doesn’t work. You have to put in the extra work.
- You can’t reap first & sow later.
5} TAKE ACTIONS
- Determine the steps you need to take & take the first step right away.
- We all have dreams but what separates the achievers from the rest is the ability to take action.
In the end, I would like to tell you a short interesting & funny story.
There was a man who prayed to GOD that he should win the Jackpot. He prayed regularly but someone else always seemed to win the jackpot.
Disappointed & angered by his lack of success, he looked above & shouted, ‘Why am I not winning the lottery? I’ve been praying regularly. That’s unfair.
Suddenly with lightning & thunder, a voice from above said, “FOR GOD’S SAKE, WILL YOU PLEASE GO BUY A LOTTERY TICKET FIRST?”
which means that To win the lottery, You’ve got to buy the ticket first.
Friends, I have taken this learning from ‘The Secret of Leadership’ book by Prakash Iyer.
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