Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Goal setting: not just good for exercise , good for life

Setting goals is a concept that has been around since the dawn of man, and can sometimes be labeled as something else. Sometimes we call them dreams, wants, or even fantasies. But deep down inside, whether you know it or not, you are setting goals for yourself! 

Often times we as people can dismiss our fantasies because they may not seem rational or even relevant to our current daily living. Nonetheless, we should challenge ourselves to look a little deeper at what we're fantasizing about. For example, if I'm dreaming of literally swimming in a pool of money, I am most likely setting a goal to have more money than I can imagine or knowin someone who does and will let me swim in their pool. Whatever the case may be, a goal was set. 

In order for anyone to reach a complex goal with the desired outcome, a plan will need to be created and implemented; a plan of action. This plan of action should include quantitative (measurable data) including your goal. If your goal is to be the best at your company, feel better, or just look good, challenge yourself to explore deeper. What does being the best at your company mean? You want to feel better or look good; what feels bad or looks bad?

The more we explore our fantasies, goals, wants or dreams, the more we will learn of our level of desire. If you truly decide your is set on your goal, some tips are listed below to help you succeed. 

-Clearly define your goal (try not to attach a timeline to your ultimate goal)

- Set milestones/small goals that lead up to your big goal
    ~prioritize your small goals (these may contain timelines, but highly not recommended. This is YOUR ultimate dream, the more you stress about it, the less you will love going after it)
- Every 30days (1day a month) Re-evaluate your priority list, and accolades

- Have Fun!