“Everybody has goals. Without them, we are just floating aimlessly through life. Einstein once said: “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” Of course, it’s easier said than done, because often many of us don’t know what their goal is. Well, the infographic the guys from Write This Essay have created is here to help you. Read on, then start acting!
What’s Your Destination?
First and foremost make sure you’ve figured out where you’re going. If you haven’t, try to write about it. Is it something you would like to change in your life? Or maybe you can draw a picture of the perfect YOU in the future. Think of how this future YOU will feel. Happy? Fulfilled? Powerful? Appreciated? Choose one and then plan what you’ll have to do in order to feel this way. Maybe this will help you identify your objective.
Write It Down
The next thing is to make it tangible. Write your goal down. This way your head will be cleared out and you can move to the next step – thinking of the ways you can achieve the goal. A nice-looking planner might be a sweet bonus to this step. You must agree, nice stationery does add up to that motivation a little. If you’re not that conservative and prefer online note-taking tools, use one of those – whichever is the most convenient for you.
What You Need
It’s always a good thing to plan ahead the resources. What is it that you’re going to need along your journey? If you’re planning on climbing Everest, do research for all the equipment and clothing. Starting to develop an app? Maybe you’ll need another workspace or another computer. Another important thing here is people you might need to engage in your activities along the way. Contacting them beforehand is a good idea.
Make It Easier
The thought of all the work that has to be done to achieve your goal might be overwhelming. To make your journey look bearable, divide it into digestible chunks. Like Rocky Balboa in “Creed” said: “One step at a time, one punch at a time, one round at a time.” Concentrate on this step you’re taking now, don’t think about those you took before or will encounter in the future.
Set them. Make them realistic in terms of deadlines and in terms of results. Keep track of your work. Analyze why it went wrong or right. Identify the mistakes and try not to make them in the future milestones.
Make Room for Challenges
Something will go wrong and obstacles will appear on your way. Plan them ahead. Set the timelines considering these obstacles. You need to be flexible and learn to adjust to the new conditions. This will save you from unnecessary stress.
Taking Some Time Off
Remember that if it’s all work and no rest you’ll lose motivation pretty soon. Make sure that having completed each milestone you’ll reward yourself: go out for drinks with friends, go see the latest movie, or just sleep in if you need it. Restore your energy and inner piece and move on!
With these tips, you now have no excuse to procrastinating on your goal. Create a plan and start working!”
Phil lives in England, UK, and has around 20 years experience as a professional life, career and executive coach. He started this blog to help others find and define their own self development journey. Blogging about a wide range of topics to help facilitate a better future.