Not a GOOOOOLL!
What is a goal? Not a GOOOOOOLL…but a goal?
A goal is the object of a person’s ambition or effort; an aim or desired result. Throughout our lives we have an incredible amount of goals we set for ourselves. Goals give us a sense of direction and progress, something all humans need. Sometimes, we may have short-term goals and other times we focus on achieving long-term goals. If you are the type of person who wants to pursue a meaningful life, you will most likely be willing to make goals for yourself. Read more and you find tips on how to actually achieve your goals.
“The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.” – Bill Copeland
Sometimes we want to achieve this meaningful life full of happiness but we do not take the time to think of our goals and how to achieve them as best and quickly as possible. Once you are aware of what your goals are you can establish a more focused view, which will allow you to start achieving them. In the process of establishing what these are, you may have to ask yourself some of the following questions:
- Are these goals achievable?
- Is this a short-term or long-term goal?
- Would pursuing this make me happy or a better person? Will it hurt or affect those around me?
- What is my budget?
- What are my goal deadlines?
Now, “do not waste time idling or thinking after you have set your goals” – Miyamoto Mushashi
Many people struggle with a little thing called overthinking…
The ability to use our brains is truly such a beautiful thing but overthinking can be recognized as an extreme. Overthinking may deter you from achieving your dreams. When a person starts to overthink and worry about whether or not they should go forward with a goal they usually do not. The overthinking takes over and may not allow them to want to pursue that anymore. Even if you end up doing what you originally planned for you may have lost a lot of time in the process of overthinking. Save yourself some time! Life is about taking risks and while you are on the path to achieve your goals you must take risks…and setting aside the overthinking.
Here are a few other tips on managing your time in order to achieve your desired goals:
– Take 5-20 minutes and actually write down your agenda for the week. You can plan ahead for the entire week or even the next month! Plan for specific events, birthdays, or any special occasions such as the calendar below.
– You can also create a more detailed calendar or agenda with specific goals, deadlines, and tasks that you would like to accomplish.
“A goal without a plan is just a wish”
– Google Calendar is also a very useful resource. This calendar allows you to color coordinate events as you would like to customize them. Once connected to your gmail, this calendar will automatically send you notifications reminding you of your upcoming events.
– Remember: Sometimes “slow is better”, so try not to rush everything. Try to create an appropriate pace for the tasks you need to complete.
– Lastly, try your best to avoid procrastination at all costs!
In the process of accomplishing your goals it is very helpful to have a reminder of what it is you want. Making a vision board can be extremely helpful! Basically, a vision board is a board you create yourself with everything you strive to obtain or achieve. You can get as creative as you want or make it as simple as you would like. The idea is that a visual representation will constantly remind you of what it is you are working so hard for. Research shows, that if you visualize something and start to believe this will happen, it will. Whether you want to succeed in school, work, a relationship, etc. a vision board can help. This is also very helpful when you want to weigh your progress. It is very motivating to see when you have accomplished many of your goals and you are allowed to see how far you have gotten.
Here is an example:
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Once you have created your vision board you can go ahead and create a more detailed action plan and use the tips mentioned earlier. Plan out what you want, work hard for it, be patient, and see your results and goals come true.
“In order to achieve accomplishments, one must first accomplish determination.” -Jon Walters