Seven Steps To Achievable Goals. Hello everyone, I hope you are well. In today’s post, I will be sharing seven steps to create Achievable goals. How often have you heard that success is all down to setting goals? It may come as no surprise to you to learn there is much more to success than just putting your goals. Most of us, at some time, have been told that an essential part, if not the central part, of being successful is setting goals. If that were true many more of us would be successful millionaires, actors, parents…etc. I will show you why many people fail to achieve their goals and how to be successful in whatever they want or need.
Seven Steps To Achievable Goals
What Is The Goal?
A goal is a target achievable in measurable, attainable steps. It is more than just a desire or a need and has an existence of its own. A desire or wish is less tangible and often just fleeting. Who doesn’t desire or wish to win the lottery with all its prize money? Very few would n, but despite the widespread desire, it is not a goal. A goal is a desire, wish or need achievable by actions you can take. It is more than a mere wish or desire.
How To Set A Goal?
Setting a goal is a process which starts with an achievable wish, need or desire. First, you must decide on the following.
- What do you want?
- Where do you want to be?
- Your status, career or qualifications?
A goal can relate to any desire, wish or need achievable by actions you can take.
You then break down the goal into small individual steps or actions. Achievable goals are goals where you can influence their realisation and measure your progress towards them. Achieving long-term, the life-changing goal is a process of acquiring, step by step, short and medium-term actions.
What Actions Are Required?
Goals require action on your part. You first need to decide what action is necessary to achieve the goal. Your first action is always to write your goals down. Putting pen to paper, which is one time when an actual pen and paper are required, gives your goals an existence of their own.
Writing a plan is essential in achieving your goals – without it, you will, over time, amend long-term goals to fit your reality. You will eventually reduce the goal to a wish, and wishes only come true by chance.
Analyse The Results
It would help if you then analyse and work out how youwillo accomplish each goal in detail. This means writing a detailed plan of tangible actions required to achieve each goal.
These actions then become smaller, shorter-term goals leading to significant long-term goals.
What Steps Do I Need To Take Today?
Every day ask yourself, “What steps do I need to take today?”. By now, it should be all planned, so check your plan and make sure you take each step daily. If you discover additional steps are needed to add them to the project.
Review Your Achievements Every Week And Month
Every week review your progress for the week. Check what you’ve done and what you may have missed. Adjust your plan for the next week or month.
Your plan should always take into account what you will do today, tomorrow, this week, next week before the end of the month, in the nextthree3 months, or six months…? Always write down your results.
What If Things Go Wrong?
If goals were easy to achieve, everyone would be successful millionaires. Goals are challenging because they move you outside your comfort zone to do things differently. To succeed, you have to face your fear of failure and take risks. There will be setbacks; expect them, and they are part of the process.
If you are not prepared to act towards your goals, you are wasting your time. True success comes from the daily actions we all take. Using plants ensures that all your efforts are moving you in the direction you wish to go. Daily or weekly reviews keep you on track, and applying these simple tips will ensure you achieve your goals.
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great post! reviewing goal and reviewing your achievements seams very important to me
Queen of goal-setting right here! Great post! I use my working bucket list to track my big life goals and a to-do list for the short-term ones. I give myself deadlines for added pressure lol!
Erica (The Prepping Wife)
Setting goals is so important! A dream cannot be achieved without first setting goals, taking action, and stepping outside our comfort zone. Great points! I sit down each week, generally on Sunday and evaluate my achievements for the previous week and set new goals for the following week, along with a plan of how to reach those goals.
Your last point is so important! If you’re regularly setting goals, you WILL have something go wrong at some point along the way. It’s inevitable – no one is perfect. How you handle that will determine whether you’re still plugging forward or derailing your goal entirely. Shifting the mindset at that point has been the biggest change in my goal setting efforts over the last few years, and I’ve seen it pay off!
There is some real sound and sensible advice here for sure. I always find that writing my goals down helps xx
These are great steps for reaching goals, big or small! Setting a goal, and having a plan really does help.
This was a great read. I need to get better with my goal setting. Time for me to set my goals for next year.
Scott J DeNicola
I am a huge believer in goal setting and usually sit down in mid-December to plan my goals for the coming year. As you say you must adjust where necessary and make sure to set achievable goals. Set a goal and make a plan to get there.
Flossie | SuperMomHacks
Thank you for this succinct yet spot-on list! Really great tips and ideas – I’m tempted to print this and hang it on my office wall as a reminder. (You should make a printable, seriously!)
I like your tip about starting with a plan. It all starts there! There’ll be many people creating goals in the next couple of months – desiring a change from 2021!
Great post! I agree that setting goals is essential for success! Thanks for sharing!
Yes so true – when you set up your goals, you have to be ready to keep plugging away at them and not be afraid of failure.
Good point. I often set goals and get sidetracked and do not achieve them. I need to be more deliberate in making sure I achieve them.
You are so right that just because you set a goal doesn’t mean you will achieve it. Goals take action on our part if you want to accomplish it.