If you ask most people, they will tell you what they want out of life. Many will not be able to articulate it, some will not be willing to share it out loud, and some will give you pretty concrete, well-thought out answers, like:
We are not in a position to tell people what their short-term and long-term hopes, dreams, plans, and aspirations out to be. In the examples shown, some are long-term goals and some are short-term goals. They are based on their values. If you search "values" on the internet, you will get several good sources to review.
Here is an example:
I get a $2,000 tax return refund. I have to decide what to do with that money - I need to set a goal. Should I:
Here are some startling statistics:
To be goal-oriented is to be driven by purpose, focused on achieving a specific objective or task, according to dictionary.com. It sounds simple enough: In order to become goal-oriented, a person must work toward achieving something - a task or an objective. If it sounds so simple, why does only 8% of the population actually achieve goals?
According to Reliableplant.com, these are some of the key reasons people fail:
Goals can be set for various aspects of our lives, including the most common ones seen here:
One of the best ways to set goals and monitor them is by writing them down, preferably on an Excel or Word document, then backwards planning from a deadline using a planner. Some goals can be short-term, which can be accomplished within 1 year, while others can be long-term, taking more than just 1 year.
A short term financial goal can be to pay $300 in credit card debt within 6 moths.
A long term financial goal can be to save $5,000 over the course of 3 years to purchase a car.
Setting a goal is just 1 part of the process in becoming goal-oriented. Part 2 involves setting action plans.
Do you read self-help or self-improvement books?
Do you find them helpful?
Do you think it would help you get some strategies on how some of what those books teach can be used right away in your life?
Are you looking for ways to improve your life and set more goals for improvement?
If you answer YES to these questions, this article will give you some helpful insights!
Self-help books, self-improvement, and self-development books are essentially written to help readers change something or enhance something about themselves. These changes can be for their:
· Personal life
· Personality traits
If you answered YES to any of these questions, an organized and systematic approach could help you in this article!
Why is it so difficult to stick to New Year's resolutions to actually achieve them?
There are various reasons why people do not realize New Year's goals. Among them are:
If you answered yes to any or all these questions, keep reading! This article may help.
Being self-disciplined means having control over your thoughts and actions to accomplish what you set out to do; achieving short-term and long-term goals. Your short-term goals can involve getting up and getting to work on time, finishing a semester of school with an A, or going on a weekend getaway. Long-term goals include saving to put a down payment for a home to purchase, earning a college degree, or changing careers. Each day, we set our minds to doing things. Do we actually do them? That depends on how self-disciplined we are in the process.
What are SMART goals?
If you have ever set a goal for yourself and let it go unaccomplished, you are not alone. Only about 8% of people can set and achieve goals. Most people do not set goals that are actually achievable, measurable, or timely. SMART goals allow them to do just that. Goals are specific in nature, measurable, can actually be attained, realistic and timely. For example, if you set a goal to "lose weight," you will probably have a hard time tracking your progress because you are not being specific. How much do you want to lose? By when? Using what means or action plans? A SMART goal for this desire to lose weight would be "I will lose 20 pounds by the end of 4 months by exercising and eating healthier. Then, you can write more specific action plans on how you will exercise and eat healthier. You can set SMART goals for your personal life, health, career, small business, religious practice, travel, reading, and more.
Goals help us take control of our lives and lead us in the direction we want to go. They can be long-term or short-term goals. Short-term goals are accomplished in less than 1 year. They can be achieved in a week, month, or even a quarter. Long-term goals can take a year to accomplish, or more.
This article will be a great resource if you answered YES to any of these questions.
A New Year is a new beginning. We want to begin with a fresh outlook on life and have a fantastic twelve months ahead. We come up with resolutions and goals that we have wanted to achieve but, perhaps, have been unable to focus on in the past. We figure it's a new beginning, so we will give it a new shot!
Most resolutions for the New Year are in the areas of:
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