Goal setting is the process for thinking about your future, of what you want to achieve. The way to motivate yourself and turn this vision of your future into a reality. The process of setting a goal is to help you make choices where you want to go in life and what you would like to achieve. By setting a goal you would be able to know what you would require to make your goal a reality.
Goals can be differentiated between personal, lifetime or being career minded.
In the next couple of days we will look at how to set personal, lifetime and career goals. This week we will look at Lifetime goals.
With setting a goal the first aspect to consider is what you want to achieve in your lifetime. Where you would like to be in 10 years. One has to keep in mind that you would need an overall perspective that all decisions you make would have an impact on your life.
By defining a lifetime goal a person can look at categorising the important areas in your life. Categories can include where you want to be in your career and how financially independent you would want to be. What education and skills would be required to make your goal a reality. How would family life impact on the decisions you make. What physical requirements would you need to gain your goals. What would you define as being in good health. Is your mindset where it is supposed to be. What would you define brings you pleasure, that which brings balance in your life.
Once you have categorised your lifetime goals, draft a 5 year or 10 year plan. Set smaller goals that you know you can complete within a 1 year, 6 month and a 1 month plan. Create daily to-do lists. This would keep you focused. Review your plans and make sure this is the way you want to live your life.