How I Changed My Goal Setting Routine for 2018
When I first started setting goals I didn't know how to make them become a reality. I just knew from a very young age what I wanted to accomplish and when I wanted to get there.
As time progressed, I realized setting goals is just the first step. Evaluating, revisiting and being honest about your goals are also part of the process of attaining them. And it doesn't stop there! Setting goals must become part of your daily routine and each goal must be broken down into steps.
When you make your goals part of your daily routine, it not only becomes a habit but it allows you to review your goals and build them accordingly.
If you are accustomed to setting goals like me, you know that it's not an easy process. Planning for an entire year can be exhausting, however, using the right tools and being realistic about your goals can make the process a lot easier.
Here's how I changed my goal setting for 2018 and you should, too:
Revisit old goals.
Instead of adding new goals, revisit past goals that just didn't make the cut last year. If a particular goal didn't work before, it doesn't mean it won't work this year. Rewrite whatever goal it is and see what steps you need to take to make it attainable. Remember, you must be realistic and consider why that goal didn't work in the first place.
Simplify your goals.
Break your goals down into parts. List your personal goals in one section and your career goals in another. Create weekly or monthly goals under those sections to stay organized. Setting goals too far out will cause you to lose focus.
Allow room for your goals to grow.
I know it's a habit to write your goals down in a journal or a piece of paper, however, many of us who do so tend to leave the goals as is and won't bother to change them. Try setting your goals in a digital format where they are easy to edit. Write your goals down on a huge white board and make it known to your family what you're trying to accomplish. This method allows room for growth while keeping you accountable.
Stop limiting yourself and move past fear.
As we're listing goals and remaining realistic, let's not forget what it takes in order for us to grow. You can't and won't get anywhere if you aren't moving outside of your comfort zone. List at least five goals that will make you feel uncomfortable. Don't allow your fears to keep you from achieving success. So step out and remove the limitations.