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Goal Setting Techniques

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By: JobGet
Jun 27, 2020 • 3 min read

Guide To Goalsetting

If you want to succeed, you need to set goals. Without goals, you will lack focus and direction. Setting goals can not only control the direction of life, but also control the outcomes of your life. It also provides you with a benchmark for determining whether you are truly successful. To achieve the goal, you need to know how to set the goal. Goal setting is a process, understanding these steps will enable you to set goals that can be achieved.

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Motivation

When you set goals for yourself, it’s important that they motivate you. This means making sure that the goals are important to you and that they have value in achieving them. If you are not interested in the results, or if they are irrelevant as a whole, then you have a small chance of putting the work into effect. Motivation is the key to achieving the goal. Without such attention, you may end up achieving too many goals, and you don’t have much time to focus on each target. Achieving goals requires commitment, so to maximize success, you need to feel a sense of urgency and maintain the “I must do this” attitude. Without these, you have the risk of delaying what you need to do to achieve your goals. In turn, this will make you feel disappointed and frustrated with yourself, both of which are frustrating. You may fall into the extremely destructive “I can’t do anything or succeed in anything” thinking.

Writing

Write down the actual behavior of the goal to make it realistic and tangible. You have no reason to forget it. When writing this article, please use the word “will” instead of “willing” or “may”. For example, “I will reduce operating expenses by 10% this year” instead of “I hope to reduce operating expenses by 10% this year.” The first goal statement is influential, you can “see” yourself to reduce expenses, the second goal is lack of enthusiasm, if you are in trouble, and you can make excuses.

Plan

This step is often missed in the goal-setting process. You are so concerned about the results that you have forgotten all the steps needed to plan the whole process. By writing down the steps and then crossing them as you complete each level, you will realize that you are moving towards your final goal. This is especially important if your goals are broad and demanding or long-term.

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Stick With It

Remember, setting a goal is an ongoing activity. In the long run, your final goal may be very similar, but the action plan you set for yourself may change significantly. Setting goals is more than just saying what you want to happen. Unless you clearly define what you need, and understand why you want to be number one, your chances of success will be significantly reduced. By following these steps, you can confidently set goals and enjoy your sense of accomplishment.

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