Why Goal Setting is Important?
Smart Goal always help you work smartly to achieve it easily. I have mentioned “GOAL setting” in my earliest post “Top 10 most effective Time management Tips” which were talking about Time Management. Today I am going to explain the relevance of goal setting in our life and I will also share some tips to set SMART goal.
So come to GOAL setting, it does not only benefit you to get a clearer view about your future but it also helps you align your efforts in a direction which end up with the accomplishment of your GOAL. Our GOAL boosts us, motivates us to work restlessly because it visualizes us the life that we desire. Our GOAL tempt us to stretch our efforts, concentration level, focus and work don’t remain a task, pressure or a headache on us but it became an entertainment activity for us and we feel enjoy to do it.
God designed our life in such a unique way where we look in future and we live in present. We face all positive or negative of our life in present only. All practicality has its origin and end in present itself. But the cause and control of all those things are lies in our future. So our GOAL setting helps us to visualise our long term vision. So GOAL setting helps us to focus us toward our goal and we became able to identify all activities that will help to accomplish our goal.
So today, I will share with you some tips that will help to decide your goal and also some tips related to making it more powerful at the same time practical too.
The first thing is an evaluation of yourself. First of all, you should know your current position current status. Then you can decide where you want to go. So the judgement should be done on the very honest level because this time you are evaluating yourself. So if you are biased it will not give you best outcomes of your actions.
Evaluation purpose is not single fold; it is Multi fold because first, it helps you to know yourself and in addition to that you get many answers about yourself
WHO YOU ARE???
WHAT YOU ARE???
WHY YOU ARE???
So after getting all these answers, we will find where we want to go.
It gives you a starting line from where you can start and it will help you to decide your way.
Define your Dreams & Goals
A big question always wanders in everybody mind is, what are the goals or dreams that you want to achieve in your life? It is your dream life which you have dreamed and you want to live it. And those dreams or goals are not that you have achieved already but it is the future perspective of your life. It is that extreme destination which you dream and the destination point you want to hit.
We all have the desire of better life. And the amazing thing is that we all want to go to a higher level compared to what we are or what we have today. Our goal is the life which we desire it could be the establishment of billion dollar company or it could be a having a beautiful house, it could be a philanthropist or it could be a social worker. It varies person to person. And to identify that desire we need a calm mind.
So what we need is?
Now a day we all are busy in our life’s hectic schedule. Always hurry, hurry to do work. In this race, we forgot to give time to our self. For a powerful Smart Goal setting, we will have to think peacefully because a busy mind can’t imagine the actual things that we can think in free mind. So you have to find the most peaceful time of the day and write down all your dreams that you expect from your life.
Don’t think of any dream as too outlandish or foolish—remember!!!
You are dreaming!!!
Let fly your thoughts and make a careful record of all of them.
Think about all those desires that motivate you, charge you. You should have to note down all the possible choices for which you can do anything and that leads you toward success. All these things move your heart to delight.
Note down all the dreams whatever it is big or small. Don’t let play your mind with your dreams, dreams could be foolish but you have to write down all.
Now the next phase is prioritization. Now filter your dreams which are most important to you that add value to your life. Apart from that there should also feasibility study to check out all the dreams which are actually feasible. Now put them in order in which you want to do it. Now also takes care we are not dreaming now. We are in the execution phase.
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Attainable
R – Relevant
T – Time-bound
Specific means specific. It should be certain. If you are not clear with your GOAL means you are on the path to nowhere, so be specific to your GOAL. You should have a clear idea about your GOAL, what is it exactly? Ambiguous goals will give you the ambiguous result.
Your goal should be measurable. Measurable in the sense it should be accountable in some form where it could be measured.
It is very important to point while setting a GOAL. It should be attainable. Our GOAL should be set as per our capacity where we can give some tolerance to our GOAL. But if we set some unattainable GOAL, its relevance got the end. If it is not attainable then there is no use to set a GOAL. So be cautious while setting a GOAL as per your capabilities, motivational level and resources what you have to attain that GOAL.
Our GOAL should be practical not imaginary. In the previous point, I have discussed that it should be attainable that directly target to the practicality of target. An imaginary GOAL has 90 % chances of being unattainable. So as per feasibility decide your GOAL which is real and practical in the life.
Time an important factor that decides our GOAL practicality. Our goal should have some time frame. A bigger GOAL could have a long time frame but it should be certain. A certain time frame makes your efforts more energetic and more accurate. To make it more effective we can divide our goals into different sub GOAL that motivates us. And when we go step by step our GOAL will be achieved easily.
It is very important for everyone to set a GOAL but keep that GOAL within you is totally worthless. There should be an accountability of the second person who could account you by asking and measuring your position, where you are in the process to achieve your GOAL. It will put you some pressure on you to achieve that GOAL. Because we could sometimes be gentle to our self that thing could deviate us from our GOAL. So accountability to our GOAL is very important to achieve our GOAL.
So identify your strongest desire that passionate you to make efforts. And when you are clear with your goal, then decide the way which would lead you toward your goal where you want to reach. Arrange your resources and align them. And then go for it with full of your energy till you achieve it. But at last the important point is monitoring you. Are you getting as per plan? If yes then continues otherwise find out what is the shortcoming in your way. And rectify them.
These are the four tips for set powerful goal with an ease. Keep reading…..