HOW TO SET GOALS AND ACHIEVE THEM

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“What you get my achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals.”

-Henry David Thoreau

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One should learn to set goals in life, no matter how small or big. And there is a difference between setting a goal and achieving it. Setting a goal does not come with a guarantee that you’ll achieve it. So don’t worry if you fail to achieve them. At-least you’ll learn something or another from them. Each experience that you get by tasting failure will increase your chances to achieve the same goal for next time.

So folks, harness your motivation and pull up your socks!

The question of the hour is, how to set your goals and making sure to achieve them?

First of all, before you set any goal, always remember to categorize them. There are 2 types of goals, small ones and big ones.

  • Small goals are those goals which are short term. Their existence in nature is for a shorter duration and those goals are easier to achieve than bigger goals. For example, scoring good marks in your next examination can be classified as a small goal.
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  • On the other hand, big goals are those goals which are long term. Suppose you desire to buy a house within the next 4 years. Such goals can be considered as long term goals as their fulfillment takes longer duration and much more hard work.
  • But, you always have to remember that success of bigger goals come by breaking them into smaller goals so that you can actually start seeing some progress because once you start achieving them you get motivated to work harder towards your other goals.

    Another important thing to keep in mind, set attainable goals. Don’t raise the bar too high. It’s always better to see slow progress than watching yourself quit. As and when you see progress, increase your level and take big steps only afterwards.

    Also, remember your goals. Most people fail to achieve their goals because they forget about them, or they become less important to them. To solve that problem, write down your goals on a piece of paper and stick them on a bulletin board. That way, they’ll be in your memory whenever you’ll see the board and you won’t be able to forget them.

    But do be careful, don’t be entirely consumed towards your goal because in simple words, too much of anything is bad!

    Another crucial aspect of setting goals is checking your progress. Take out time once in a while to refresh your goals. Make alterations that may have to be done in your goals. It is not necessary for your goal to be the exact same from start till end, right? Compare and contrast how far you’ve come since the time you set your goal and even how close you are to the finish line. You need to make sure that your progress is steady and stable.

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