Identification of life goals is one of the
main conditions for achieving success. And it is important not only to set
goals, but also be confident that you are able to achieve them and have a time
boundary to make them happen. Concentrate on the fact that achieving each goal
can dramatically improve your life. The more you think about how your goals
will change the life for the better, the stronger will be the desire to realize
them. The natural desire for concrete actions will awaken in you. If the goal
inspires you, then you will in any case begin to act in the direction of
achieving it. It does not matter how much time you have to implement it,
because you like the process itself and the fact that you feel more and more
satisfied with yourself. Such a state encourages staying active, so your level
of productivity will only grow.
How to plan correctly? First of all, life
planning begins with the construction of plans for today and stretches for
decades. This is a multi-step process. The whole pyramid is based on ones true
Much more good will bring the goal
achieved during the month with pleasure, rather than through coercion and
restrictions, but the result for 2 weeks. Slow pace is more reliable than
It’s a good idea to step up a little and
fulfill this year’s goals, which in the next will open up new prospects. To
miss opportunities because of laziness, to be afraid of experiencing stress – is
not an option.
If at first everything is based on a
dream, then after a while, during which you committed actions to implement it,
results appear. New people, ideas, perspectives, will start to present
In all things, limit is important. Forcing
yourself is good, but the approach should be reasonable. It’s easier and more
efficient to run every day for several kilometers than once a week – a whole
There is nothing better than starting with
how to make a plan for the year. This will help keep your life under control,
even in times of change.
So, where to start to make a plan for a
year or more:
Understand what role you are in. There are
important and minor aspects of your personality. Everyone plays a certain
social role. You can be a student, husband and father, and at the same time you
can be an artist, poet, CEO, mentor, athlete. All this is what fills your days.
It is worth choosing those roles, the implementation of which is most important
Decide on what you want to be in the
future. Choose those roles that you want to maximize, so that they are
associated with your personality. At the same time, you should see what
negative aspects you have, where your energy is being spent. Perhaps, if you
switch attention from them to achieve your goals, the progress will be more rapid.
Disassemble your motives. There is a
reason why you want to realize certain goals, how your life priorities were
formed. Try to understand what will happen when you embody them, what emotions
will arise. How important they are, will you want to work on realizing them
whole life. Personally for yourself, for society or specific people. Honesty is
a guarantee of success.
Record your findings. After analyzing the
motives, to make up your life goals and objectives in planning the future is
easy. Once realizing true values, make a plan on their basis.
Distribution of goals by category. This is
an important stage of planning. It will help not to lose sight of any of the
important aspects of life. Write down everything you want to achieve in
categories such as career, family, society, vocation, knowledge, intelligence,
health, and spirituality.
Set a time frame. After setting a specific
goal, determine the exact date when you want to achieve it.
Building small steps. To move in the right
direction, you need to understand how to plan for achieving the goals. The
steps required to adopt depend on the level at which you are in the present.
Will you have to start from scratch or already have some work done. Develop a
clear strategy for achieving each goal in chronological order and
Continually check the relevance of the
life plan. Life does not stand still and the human too. It is normal that
something can change. Periodically reviewing your life planning you can
understand: whether you follow it or not, whether you are happy, whether there
are prerequisites for something to change for your own purposes. Do not be
scared if life priorities have changed the vector, and you want to change
something. The plan is important for tracking your successes and achievements,
actualizing the causes of failure.
Each goal must be carried out according to
the criteria of the SMART model. This will help you to concentrate on the most
important points and cut off unnecessary actions already at the very beginning
of the path.
Specific. Describe what you want to
achieve in details. Clear out the picture first for yourself and then you will
be able to draw up a plan of action without any help or consultations. Write
down all possible parameters of the goal: size, color, model, etc.
Measurable. The goal is different from the
desire that it can be measured. Think about how the result of achieving your
goal will be measured. These can be points, percentages, financial ratios, or
correlation to past results.
Achievable. This item shows whether enough
resources are available to achieve the goals. You need to find confirmation
that the desired result is possible.
Relevant. Think, how much does this goal
correlate with goals from other spheres of life. And is it consistent with
global life priorities. Will the achievement of this goal lead to undesirable
consequences in other areas.
Timed. A prerequisite for any purpose is
to determine the time interval for the start, the end point of the
implementation or the date of the first step. Thus, the goal will be
The most important quality necessary for a
person to reach any heights is self-discipline. This concept implies the
ability to do what is needed, and just when it should be done. At the same time,
no such duties almost never bring any pleasure. If, in spite of this, a person
is able to force himself to live by this principle, practically every of his
undertakings will be accompanied by success.
To earn wealth, you need to focus on a
long-term goal, as well as not to be distracted by momentary petty affairs,
even if they bring benefits. It is necessary to act on that clearly worked out
plan, which in the future will give independence and prosperity. All actions
should be aimed only at achieving the set bar, including any expenses.
The components of self-discipline are
self-control, independence, responsibility to oneself, self-control and strong
motivation to achieve the goal. It is these qualities that have helped
successful people to develop the ability to do things that for the losers seem
unpleasant, tedious, boring. This does not mean that routine or complex, hard
work is to the liking of those who are engaged in it. They simply understand
that this is their payment for well-being and the coveted success.
A problem that almost everyone has
experienced is a lack of motivation; person might have short or long term
goals, but has no willpower to achieve them.
Role model. Finding a decent person, a
peculiar model of behavior can become a starting point to begin the process of
self-development. It can be either a famous person or a person from your
Do not despair because of small failures.
Do not think that your way to success will be easy and accompanied by strictly
successes. Any professional in his field has failures. The main thing is not to
let them throw you back significantly. If you blame yourself too much for every
little mistake, you will not be successful. The one who does not make mistakes
is the one who does nothing.
Start now. The first step is the most
difficult. Many people do not achieve success simply because their plans do not
go beyond their heads.
Find like-minded people. Among them, it
will be easier for you to find the motivation to achieve the goal. Their successes
will be your incentive. You can share ideas and support each other.
Do not let the emotions take over you. In
case of luck, the triumph of victory can swirl your head, and in case of defeat
– bitterness and resentment are able to make you give up. Do not let emotions
dull your will power, be guided by reason, not feelings.
Do not be afraid to take risks. After all,
if you sit idly, then more enterprising people will bypass you, and your dream
will remain a dream, unfulfilled.
Be far-sighted; do not live one day
without thinking about the next, because you often need to calculate ten steps
ahead when you persist in achieving success. Always imagine, analyze and
calculate what will happen in ten to fifteen years. If you go this way, you
would be able to achieve this particular goal. A person should be confident of
his future, so be judicious and do not let feelings take over you.