How To Set Yourself Successful Goals
Now Christmas is done and dusted, many of us are now focusing on the new year and fresh start. I didn’t set myself any new year’s resolutions this year, but I have a number for 2021 which I’d really like to achieve. Setting goals is easy, but it’s important to think of ways in which you can make successful goals, which make you more likely to achieve.
Firstly, it’s recommended that you set specific goals instead of more vague goals. Vague and general goals won’t give you direction, or focus, but by being a little more specific, it’ll give you an exact idea of where you want to be twelve months from now.
You could try and choose some time-focused goals, rather than more general goals. So instead of hoping to save more next year, you could give yourself a goal of an amount you’d like to save before next Christmas. It then gives you a date to work towards, and you’ll feel a greater sense of achievement once you’ve accomplished them.
If you’re wishing to have successful goals, it’s a great idea to find someone that can hold you accountable. You don’t want extra pressure, but it’s nice to have someone you can check in with, to see how close you are to achieving your goals, and they might even be able to brainstorm with you, and give you suggestions on how you could achieve successful goals.
When outlining your goals, try and give yourself an end goal. So if you were wanting to save money next year, you could tie that goal to what you want to save money for. Are you wanting to get a mortgage? You could tie your saving money goal into saving money for a deposit for a mortgage, and by having a specific end goal, it’ll help keep you focused and motivated in accomplishing your goals.
The last tip is very obvious, and it’s ensuring your goals are attainable. In order to have successful goals, you need them to be realistic, and attainable. Is it a goal you’re likely to achieve? You don’t want to set yourself a difficult goal which you’re unlikely to achieve, as it could leave you feeling deflated. It’s always better to choose attainable smaller goals, as you could always set secondary goals once you’ve accomplished them, which will feel amazing knowing you’ve hit your goal way ahead of schedule!
I really hope you found this How To Set Yourself Successful Goals guide useful.