“The best improvement one can make to humanity is to improve oneself”
I share with you what I do most weekends and of course on other days too, it's called making plans and setting goals. So if you are ready to make time to make plans and improve self this is for you. Now the question is how you do set goals and what exactly are they? Goals are an essential part of human life, they helps us determine the essences of our life, According to Robert H. Schuller ~ "Goals are not only absolutely necessary to motivate us. They are essential to really keep us alive"
Obviously without goals or aims living a happy life may be impossible. So get out a pen and paper now and start writing out down your goals and remember here " You got to be careful if you don't know where you're going, because you might not get there" ~ Yogi Berra . So sitting down taking your time to establish what you really want from life is quite important. This brings us to the next chapter setting goals.
Setting Goals Tips
1, Journal - I have already mentioned writing down your goals; this essentially is the initial stage. Start by writing down what you hope and want. This can be buying a new home, paying more attention to your spiritual needs, loosing weight, improving health, starting a new business, obtaining financial freedom the list could go on. Writing down your goals helps you brainstorm and put together your thoughts and plans of what you feel is realistic in the short and long term..
2, Time Frame; For each goal you established you must set deadlines where necessary write down and breakdown how you intent to make it work .It's important you keep to your deadlines. If for whatever reason you fail simply review your goal/s and repeat the process again. Beware here, you don’t want to end up going round in circles because you mostly likely will end up feeling dizzy and this will serve you no purpose. My point take note of when you need to review or change your goals
3, Be Positive; Its common sense I know but hey, this is not just about positive talk. Get into a positive frame of mind feel enjoy the whole process of writing your goals down too. Try and image all goals written down have been accomplished use affirmation daily they help strengthens your goals when used correctly. Refer to what some researchers say about positive affirmation.
4, Get inspired - Here you simply seek for inspiration .Refer to others who have been successful in whatever you are trying to accomplish. The likeness is that what you are trying to accomplish is not new and someone out there has successfully done it. Do your researches, read, get out and network. Create a habit to stay tuned in and be around like minded people those who will encourage you, immerse yourself in their environment.
5, Action; Very important it’s obviously would not make any sense setting goals, getting inspired and doing nothing. This is the stage to make it work whatever it is you have set to do, take one step at a time, babies steps if necessary and organise yourself alongside with your goals.
6, Challenge Fear; Fear will most likely creep in at some stage of the process which is fine.
This is an opportunity for you to feel the fear and do it anyway. So here you DO and BELIEVE you can make it work despite what your thoughts may be telling you for instance "you are just fooling yourself", “ you are wasting time “,"you are a failure" and many more.
“Unless you try to do something beyond what you have mastered you will never grow”~ C.R Lawton.
Good Luck; go through these steps as many times as you want look for additional information as needed seek support from groups or friends :)
This is not just for nine to fivers, it applies to all, shift workers, mamas, papas, unemployed , after all If I may rightly say we all have a purpose in life, we can all contribute no matter how small it is to others life and purpose. We all want to be happy and live a fulfilling life.
“What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”~ Zig Ziglar