A life without a goal is like a pen without ink! Each one of us strives to achieve something, whether great or small, at some point in our lives. We have deep-seated hopes and dreams for the future and a burning desire to accomplish some great heights. Setting the goal in the right way is a pain area for many people. And once they do set their goals, they adopted approach is all wrong. The best way to achieve your goals in life is to not only set them the right way, but also to plan and execute their actions in accordance with achieving those dreams over time. If you are among those setting goals on New Year’s Eve, give a thought if you are actually serious about it? The goals can’t remain in the abstract. Materialize your goal and define it with a high degree of specificity. Also, they need to be planned and acted upon in the right way.
I am sure that you wouldn’t have thought about Social Media as your Goal influencer. You would often hear people saying that social media keeps you distracted and unproductive, you can actually be inspired and encouraged on social media. Whether you want to read more books and connect with those who have the same personal goals as you, social media provides a platform for you to have better interactions. Yes, we all need things to fuel our desire for greatness and social media may be what gives this to us. Let’s talk in detail about the right planning and execution of the goal-
1. Take the accountability for your goal
One of the main things that is interlinked with accountability is finding a right purpose. When you are living your purpose and doing what you like, you naturally want to be accountable to yourself and others because you are committed to something greater than yourself. Also, letting other people know about your Goal, increases your accountability towards them. For example, sharing your fitness goals like visiting the gym more times, on Facebook, Twitter will have you more responsible for reaching them.
2. Keep evaluating your progress
The more diligently you track your goals, the more likely you’ll be to follow through. Choose a system for tracking your goals, and do it every single day. This will give you a barometer towards success. Your self-evaluation gives a better lay of land to judge the Do’s and Don’ts. When you fail to chart your progress, it’s easier to ignore things and you’re more likely to revert to detrimental patterns and bad habits. Chart your daily progress if you want to achieve your goals in the long term.
3. Re-adjust your approach when required
People often feel that they have selected a wrong goal after some failed attempts. In such situations don’t alter your goals, but be dynamic in your approach. When you evaluate your progress, you get to know the areas where you are going wrong. This gives you a moment to correct things. It is difficult to notice this if you fail to evaluate your progress on a daily basis.
4. Appreciation is a Great booster
Give small rewards to yourself for achieving a specific target. It will keep you motivated for the next step on the ladder. Don’t just keep your achievements to yourself. Be recognized for the wonderful accomplishments and get appreciated for your efforts socially. It doesn’t have to be the big goals, even the smaller goals can be shared socially and certainly your virtual friends will be proud to be associated with you. Who doesn’t feel good when they see the likes and positive comments to their accomplishments?
5. Never Stop Learning
Learning is more effective through direct experiences, and not from reading about it in a book. Gather theoretic material in your field of expertise, and experiment with it, try and build new structures, draw new conclusions and initiate a personal learning process that will make you stronger. True learning is when you learn in your life, making habits out of it, making new behaviors, putting theory into actions.
“You don’t have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things – to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals.” — Edmund Hillary
The power of sharing your goals should not be underestimated. Your chance of achieving your goals is greatly increased when you share it with others. The harder you work for something, the greater it feels after achieving it. Keep Moving!