Last week we talked about creating goals. Here is some more things to consider when creating your goals:
- Name Your Goal: It should be descriptiive and specific and state a deadline in the title.
- Why is it important to you: The more you can justify why, the more skin you’ll have in the game to accomplish it.
- Why You Want it: How will it make you feel.
- How will it impact others and your relationships: Keep this in mind especially if how you are going to accomplish your goal is going to impact others. For instance, when trying to lose weight, your eating plan might effect how meals are prepared by others.
- Impact on your Finances: How much is it going to cost you to accomplish your goal. A goal of mine for this year will likely cost me about $25,000! I need to know how I am going to pay for that goal.
- Create Next Steps: You need to understand how you are going to get from where you are to where you want to me. Chances are you are not going straight there, or it wouldn’t really be a goal. So how are you going to obtain your goals? If you want to learn Spanish this year, you will have to study x number of times per week for x number of weeks in order to obtain even a basic command of the language.
- Schedule those next steps: Put those Spanish lessons on your calendar and stick to your schedule. Before long, you’ll know, you’ll be ready for that trip to Mexico!