Believe it or not, but we've only got 38 days left until 2023. And that's if you read this blog on the day it was written. Point is, time is ticking and with the new year around the corner, we should all be thinking about our goals for the year ahead.
Goals are important. If you were to google quotes on "goals" or "goalsetting", you would find countless quotes by entrepreneurs, artists and like-minded dreamers and doers. Why? Because our goals matter, they help keep our vision clear
Bill Copeland said: "The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score."
And Zig Ziglar gave us some food for thought when he said: "If you aim at nothing, you will hit it every time."
So, if you give it some thought... What would you like your 2023 to look like? What would you like to achieve?
The power of goalsetting lies in the fact that properly defined goals
help you focus on what's important to you. You might even find that it inspires new habits and behaviours...
3 More reasons
why you should set goals:
1. It gives us a sense of direction
2. It serves as great motivation
3. It helps us dream more, do more and achieve more
But, how do we achieve our goals?
Our top tip... Set SMART goals!
SMART stands for:
What do you want to do/achieve?
How will you track progress and how will you know when you've achieved your goal?
Be realistic when setting your goals, we want them to be achievable.
Does your goal align with your values? How will it improve/add value to your life or work?
What is your deadline?
This simple formula helps you clarify your ideas, focus your efforts and use your time and resources productively. Which increases and strengthens your chances of success.
"Defining these parameters as they pertain to your goal helps ensure that your objectives are attainable within a certain time frame. This approach eliminates generalities and guesswork, sets a clear timeline, and makes it easier to track progress and identify missed milestones." (atlassian.com)
Something to remember...
As the year progresses, take a moment to reflect and adjust
. Our goals, just like life, shouldn't stagnate. The important thing is that you keep on keeping on, cliché, I know. But keep your vision clear, your mind focused and your dreams/goals SMART
. That's a recipe for success if I've ever seen one.
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