Realistic Goal Setting

I love setting goals, or at least I love the IDEA of setting goals!

I just get a little lost between haveing the desire to set goals and actually doing the setting of them.  If your anything at all like me, then the following tips may be of help.  Maybe 😉

Create Realistic Goals – One of the first things to do for anything in your life that you want to achieve is to sit down and create realistic and doable goals. This involves doing a number of important things.

Write It Down – When you put something down in writing, it makes it more concrete and real.

Break It Down – When you know the goal, take it apart and make it into small steps that are easier to accomplish.

Prioritize – Put the steps in order. There is always a logical way to do something. For example, you can’t run the dishwasher until it’s been loaded. You can’t load the dishes until they’ve been rinsed.  

Set Milestones – You want to check up periodically on whether or not you’re on track to reach your goals. If you set deadlines for each milestone, you will have a realistic expectation of when you will reach your goal.

Be Specific – When you write your goals down, be very specific and detailed. You’ll have much better results if there are no gray areas.

Track Actions – Using a spreadsheet or other app on a computer, or even a paper calendar, keep track of the actions you are taking to reach your goals.

Measure Progress – Is your plan, and the steps you’ve set up, working to get you closer to your goal?

One Thing at a Time – When you set up your steps, it’s important to understand that you can only do one thing at a time.

Schedule Actions – Create a schedule that you can stick to. Make it realistic, considering every single thing that might affect the schedule such as other responsibilities and plans.

When you set realistic goals and develop a plan of action to implement those goals, you can achieve anything. You can even become more organized.

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