Achieving Your Goals
When you have achieved a goal, you have to take the time to enjoy the satisfaction of having done so. Absorb the implications of the goal achievement, and observe the progress you have made towards other goals.
If the goal was a significant one, you should reward yourself appropriately.
Think of it like this, why would you choose to ignore any accomplishments that you have made? In doing that, you are downplaying your accomplishment which will convince you that it wasn’t that important in the first place.
With the experience of having achieved each goal, you should next review the rest of your goal plans and see them in the following manner:
• If you achieved the goal too easily, make your next goals harder.
• If the goal took a disheartening length of time to achieve, make the next goals a little easier.
• If you learned something that would lead you to change other goals, do so.
• If while achieving the goal you noticed a certain lacking in your skills, decide which goals to set in order to fix this.
You should keep in mind that failure to meet goals does not matter as long as you learn from it. Feed the lessons you learn back into your goal-setting program.
You must also remember that your goals will change as you mature. Adjust them regularly to reflect this growth in your personality. If goals no longer hold any attraction for you, then let them go.
Goal setting is your servant, not your master. It should bring you real pleasure, satisfaction and a sense of achievement.
If it stops, there is no longer a point. Let’s look at an example:
The best example of goal setting that you can have is to try setting your own goals. Set aside two hours to think through your lifetime goals in each of the categories. Then work back through the 25-year plan, 5-year plan, 1-year plan, 6-month plan, and a 1-month plan.
Finally draw up a To Do List of jobs to do tomorrow to move towards your goals. When you do, you will soon realize that you will be on your way to using your goals setting on a routine basis.
The next step focuses on the Key Points in Goal Setting.