A Date For Success

In order to turn your life around you need to set a date for success. What I mean by that is you need to decide on a date that we would like  to  achieve success in the future. Each goal you set needs to have a deadline or a goal date in order to be achievable. There is a good formula that helps you to set goals. The goals you set must be achievable, measurable and realistic.

You want to set yourself up for success and in order to do that you must choose your goals according to what you can actually achieve. I am not saying that you should be conservative because that wouldnt do you any favors. I am saying that you should set small goals, what I am saying is don’t set goals like run a 10 km marathon in a month when you can’t even run 500 meters. The goal should be something that you can do. o The goal must also be reasonable that goes without saying. You can’t have a goal for instance to convert the whole world to veganism for instance. Brian Tracy wrote an article a while back and one of the most interesting quotes that was something like  if you are not trying to achieve your goals then you are trying to achieve someone elses goals.

The first thing you need t?o do is to actually figure out what you want to achieve. What is your goal? What do you really really want? You have to think about this without any hangups getting in the way. Try asking yourself what your ultimate goal would be if you knew ahead of time it was achievable. What is it you have always dreamed of doing but always dismissed? if you lived the perfect life how would it be different from today?

Now take that idea, that goal and visualize it. Really look at it and explore it. Look at the big picture and then begin to deconstruction it from the end to the beginning as if you were on top of Everest and you wanted to figure out how you got there.  Break it down until you can see exactly what you need to do now to achieve your goal.

When goals, no matter how large are broken down into small steps they go from daunting to doable.

Drifa Ulfarsdottir CPC

The Work Life Balance Coach for High Achieving Parents

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