It’s easy to feel cut off from the rest of the world and to even feel a little out of sync from those around you. You work hard but maybe don’t feel like you are achieving all that you should. It might be that you haven’t defined your goals clearly in your own mind before starting out. Think about it, if you had to go on a long journey, would you do so in a haphazard way with no idea of how to get there? It’s unlikely, so why set out goals that are going to impact your life but that haven’t been thought through properly?
Goal setting is powerful and it’s vital if you wish to have a successful future. It might sound old hat, but you need to create stepping stones towards your end goals as otherwise it’s an almighty leap to get to where you wish to be.
The problem of living without defined goals is that there will be too many distractions en-route and you will end up wasting time if you let distractions interfere with your designated journey.
Anyone who is successful in life would have had very clear goals set out either by them or in the first instance perhaps by an employer or someone who is a source of inspiration.
If you wish to create your own, you need to create your own visual picture of where you need to be. These can be long or short term projections but if you set several goals do make sure that they have to be realistic and achievable, otherwise you will only end up feeling de-motivated and cheated.
Remember, that your end goal is to be able to change your life and to live the lifestyle that you have always dreamed. Don’t sell yourself short by not going full out for your ambitions.
Career – How far do you wish to go in your chosen field?
Finances – How much do you wish to earn at each stepping stone point?
Knowledge – Is there any specific that you need to know before you start?
Of course, your own goals may be much more personal than simply career orientated but you should still set them out in the same way.