Having a goal isn't nearly as abstract as it might seem. It's the difference between going from day to day just trying to deal with life and all the challenges it brings and planning your path so that you know what you're doing and why it's important to you. And here's another benefit: when you have a goal you're working towards, everything you do in your daily life has a greater sense of purpose.
So what should that goal look like?
· Make Sure It's Specific. For example, don't just say that you want to get a job, be fit, have a large salary. Instead, get specific. If you're looking for work or want to switch to another job, write down that you want to get a job offer for a specific job title that pays a certain annual salary so that you can develop specific skills you have as well as those you're working towards.
· Make Sure It's Focused. You can increase your focus by starting each day with the question: What is the ONE THING I am committed to completing today? This question forces you to prioritize, helps your brain focus better, and streamlines the work you need to do on that particular day, so that you don't feel overwhelmed with making too many choices and instead you are free to focus on what's most important to you.
· Make Sure It's Realistic. Remember: you're not creating goals to impress other people or make others happy. It's not about them: It's About You!
Create goals that are aligned with your vision of what you want to accomplish in your life, whether that means getting a graduate degree, growing your own business, or becoming an expert at something.
Be sure that you either have the skills or are working consistently on developing the skills you will need to reach your goal.
- Nela Canovic