Kaizen Wealth Life Transformation

  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size
Home Personal Development Setting Goals for Success: 5 Tips to Define Clear Goals

Setting Goals for Success: 5 Tips to Define Clear Goals

Whether you want to set goals for your business or your personal life, defining clear, concise goals is very important. Without clear goals you can end up confused about what you want to achieve, and you may be putting yourself on the path to stagnation. Clear goals can give you tremendous momentum and intense purpose in your life.

Here are five important tips to help you to define clear goals in your life:
 
1.    Understand what you want to achieve. In order to define clear goals,your first step is to determine exactly what you want to achieve. If you don't know where you're going, you can’t figure out a route to get there.

Once you know where you want to be and what you want to achieve, you'll be able to come up with the goals that will help you get there.
  • Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
     
  • Take the time to sit down and brainstorm your long-term dreams and desires.
     
2.    Determine a timeline. Setting timelines will prevent procrastination and spur you on to action to meet your goals. Having a timeline for your goals also helps to clarify them because now you know what you want and when you want it!
  • Come up with goals that you want to meet in a month, year, and even five or ten years from now.
     
  • Make a plan that will keep you on track; however, don’t etch your plan in stone! Allow for changes along the way, but keep your eye on the main goal.
 
3.    Ensure your goals are realistic. With realistic goals, you can almost guarantee that you’ll be able to achieve them, and you won’t stress yourself out trying to accomplish something that’s out of reach. A clear goal is a realistic one.
  • Break your long-term goals into small, achievable action steps. Reaching multiple goals along your journey will give you a feeling of accomplishment and motivate you to continue.
 
4.    Be specific. Clarify your goals with the details of exactly what you want. Avoid vague generalities. When you make a specific goal, you’ll be better able to accomplish it.
  • Specific goals allow you to form your timeline and define your action steps. There’s no guesswork involved when dealing with specifics.
     
  • For example, “make more money with your business” is a vague goal. Come up with a specific goal, such as, “I will make $1,000 more per month, three months from today.” This goal is specific, measurable, and realistic.
 
5.    Refine your goals. Your goals may change as your life changes. During this process, you'll be able to make them more specific, realistic, and achievable.
  • It’s okay to refine your goals several times in your life! What’s important now, might not be important to you six months or six years from now. Be willing to accept change. Revisit your goals from time to time and make new plans if necessary.
Some people flounder through life, unsure of their purpose or what they want to achieve. Don’t let this be you! Your life will have clear meaning if you put some thought into what’s important to you, what goals you want to achieve, and what actions to take to make your dreams a reality.
 
Please share your wealth insights with us on the article by adding your comment at the bottom.


If you like this article, please click on the `Digg` image below. I'd appreciate it!

Comments

B
i
u
Quote
Code
List
List item
URL
Name *
Email (For verification & Replies)
Code   
Submit Comment
 

Follow Me

 FB twitter


Personal Development Articles


Testimonial

Michael Janssen
Do I feel like one in a million? A resounding yes! Do I regard myself as superior to my contemporaries? No! I only think that I may be able to use my talents more productively (sometimes).   I am a hard of hearing, hands-on father of 2 Angels (2 and 4 years). I can only meaningfully communicate in a person to person basis. In group situations I am like a Read more...
2009-10-16
Wealth Insight 2009-10-16 Find more money every month! Most information that comes our way is advertising, direct or indirect. This is true in the schoolroom and the lecture hall. It’s true in the doctor’s rooms and over coffee with your financial consultant. But it’s ruinously expensive in the long run. Even if your consultant picks up the bill for the coffee! Relying on information that comes to us, keeps us in debt It keeps us in poor health. It keeps us tied to... Read more...
Andries Spies
This last task is the most difficult. Rather give me an electric circuit to design than to write an assay. It took me 7 days, a little bit a day. But here it go’s.  It feels so good to have started something, the Kaizen Challenge, and completed it. It is good Read more...
2009-10-23
Wealth Insight 2009-10-23 What is it worth to keep us ignorant? Profits are huge when you can keep your costs very low. At the same time you need to convince people to pay as much as possible. The lower the costs and the higher the price you can charge, the better. The skin care and cosmetics industry is a great example – but there are many, many others. Including wealth creation. Let’s take the beauty industry: The costs are low because the ingredients are cheap. Often, they... Read more...
2009-08-28
Wealth Insight 2009-08-28 Would You Try And Read An Entire Library? If you walked into a library, would you try and read every book? No, you’d go straight to the ones you are interested in. Perhaps you’d ask a librarian for advice. You’d narrow down the choice, and then take two or three out. There is a well-established system that can help you – the Dewey classification system – and a guide – a trained librarian. And that is why you can walk into a library... Read more...