Have you ever felt like you have so many dreams and potential but like nothing is happening?
I feel like that some days and I realised that those are the days when I have nothing planned and I’m just wandering around the house. I feel like so many of us wander through life not fulfilling our potential and feeling stuck.
The good news is there is a cure for that. That cure, is making a plan and taking action to bring your plan to life.
How to Set a Goal
First consider what you want to achieve, and then commit to it. Set SMART (specific, measureable, attainable, relevant and time-bound) goals that motivate you and write them down to make them feel tangible. Then plan the steps you must take to realize your goal, and cross off each one as you work through them.
Why Set Goals?
Top-level athletes, successful businesspeople and achievers in all fields all set goals. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation . It focuses your acquisition of knowledge, and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the most of your life.
By setting sharp, clearly defined goals, you can measure and take pride in the achievement of those goals, and you’ll see forward progress in what might previously have seemed a long pointless grind. You will also raise your self-confidence , as you recognize your own ability and competence in achieving the goals that you’ve set.
Lifetime Goals – What Should You Set Goals For?
To give a broad, balanced coverage of all important areas in your life, try to set goals in some of the following categories (or in other categories of your own, where these are important to you):
🌱 Productivity – Do you want to achieve any artistic or creative goals?
🌱 Family – Do you want to be a parent? If so, how are you going to be a good parent? How do you want to be seen by a partner or by members of your extended family?
🌱 Health – Are there any athletic goals that you want to achieve, or do you want good health deep into old age? What steps are you going to take to achieve this?
🌱 Love – Do you want to have a partner or stay single? If you want a partner, what type of relationship do you want?
🌱 Work – What level do you want to reach in your career, or what do you want to achieve?
🌱 Fun – How do you want to enjoy yourself? (You should ensure that some of your life is for you!)
🌱 Money – How much do you want to earn, by what stage? How is this related to your career goals?
🌱 Personal Growth – Is there any knowledge you want to acquire in particular? What information and skills will you need to have in order to achieve other goals?
🌱 Attitude – Is any part of your mindset holding you back? Is there any part of the way that you behave that upsets you? (If so, set a goal to improve your behavior or find a solution to the problem.)
🌱 Public Service – Do you want to make the world a better place? If so, how?
Spend some time brainstorming these things, and then select one or more goals in each category that best reflect what you want to do. Then consider trimming again so that you have a small number of really significant goals that you can focus on.
Breaking Down Your Goals
Once you have set your lifetime goals, set a five-year plan of smaller goals that you need to complete if you are to reach your lifetime plan.
Then create a one-year plan, six-month plan, and a one-month plan of progressively smaller goals that you should reach to achieve your lifetime goals. Each of these should be based on the previous plan.
Then create a daily To-Do List of things that you should do today to work towards your lifetime goals.
At an early stage, your smaller goals might be to read books and gather information on the achievement of your higher level goals. This will help you to improve the quality and realism of your goal setting.
Finally, review your plans, and make sure that they fit the way in which you want to live your life.
Reviewing Your Goals
Once you’ve decided on your first set of goals, keep the process going by reviewing and updating your To-Do List on a daily basis.
Periodically review the longer term plans, and modify them to reflect your changing priorities and experience. (A good way of doing this is to schedule regular, repeating reviews using a computer-based diary.)
Goal setting is an important method for:
🌱 Deciding what you want to achieve in your life.
🌱 Separating what’s important from what’s irrelevant, or a distraction.
🌱 Motivating yourself.
🌱 Building your self-confidence, based on successful achievement of goals.
Set your lifetime goals first. Then, set a five-year plan of smaller goals that you need to complete if you are to reach your lifetime plan. Keep the process going by regularly reviewing and updating your goals. And remember to take time to enjoy the satisfaction of achieving your goals when you do so.
If you don’t already set goals, do so, starting now. As you make this technique part of your life, you’ll find your career accelerating, and you’ll wonder how you did without it!
Hitting Your Goal in Arbonne!
In Arbonne there are four levels of management. Your goals should be hitting your next management level.
This educational video by ENVP Carleeta Nelson, will help you sharpen the skills needed for the Recipe for Success in Arbonne (6 S’s – Schedule, Sponsor, Sell, Serve, Self-Develop and STAY CONNECTED!).
Goal Setting Tools
4 Phases of Your Monthly Goal Planning
Phase I Goal Planning
Make a Plan for Success!
Phase II Goal Planning
Mid-Month Evaluation & Strategy!
Phase III Goal Planning
Dialing for Dollars & SHARING THE GIFT with Future Business Partners!
Phase VI Goal Planning
Hitting Your Goal
NO MATTER WHAT!