In part one, we discussed about goals that weren’t achieved previously. Let’s take a look at what goal setters can do in order to ensure that they do not fall in the habit of not recommitting or achieving a goal or task.This is a step-by step process that may work in sequence; however, goal setters can do some tweaking based on needs or time restraints:
1. Write down your prior achievements
2. Write down how you were willing to get your previous achievements met
3. Write down a new list for the New Year Write down any restraints or setbacks
4. Write a new list of the top three goals you would like to see achieved or at least effort put into
5. Keep the top three goals in a place where you can view them at least once a week
6. Try your best to see that at least the top three goals will be achieved or put effort into
Now let’s go over the 7 Step Process:
Step 1: Write Down Prior Achievements
Previous goals that were accomplished in the past is very important because it gives you a sense that you have the will-power to accomplish more in the New Year. Write your achievements and accomplishments down. You may choose to write them in a journal, notebook, sticky notes, or on your computer. Anywhere where you know that you can revisit what you have written down. This gives goal setters a sense of visualizing previous accomplishments made.
Step 2: Write Down How You Were Willing to Get Your Previous Achievements Met
Looking back at previous goals achieved gives a sense of how far you have come. It is important to also review the ways and methods you have made or sacrificed to accomplish your goals. This will give goal setters the sense of knowing their capabilities and limitations in prior years of goal-setting.
Step 3: Write Down a New List for the New Year
Writing down a new list gives goal setters the opportunity to explore new goals they may want for themselves. It is recommended that new goals should be listed within the first two weeks of the New Year. The first two weeks is when most goal-setting is highly emphasized. This step also gives goal-setters opportunities to re-discover prior goals that were not met previously for various reasons.
Step 4: Write Down any Restraints or Setbacks
In this step, honesty is required. You need to understand your restraints. This may include the following issues that you may face as obstacles:
• Personal Capabilities
• Known Limitations
Writing down complete and honest restraints helps you to identify any hindrances and target those hurdles that you may face once you begin your goal-setting process. You will know what lies before you and the necessary steps you need to take to meet those obstacles when the time comes.
Step 5: Write a New List of the Top Three Goals You Would Like to See Achieved or at Least Effort Put Into
Identifying the top three goals will give goal-setters a balance of goal-setting and those goals that are the most important to either achieve or at least begin to put effort into. For instance, you are determined to finish your education and obtain a certificate or degree. You understand that achieving this goal may take longer than a year. There is no easy way around achieving a Bachelors degree in less than one year. You may have the will-power and opportunity to take on additional classes, accelerated classes, and really putting the effort into finishing your goal. Don’t fret about the time it may take, enjoy the journey in gaining knowledge and experience through getting a good-quality education. This is a personal achievement and investment for your future.
Step 6: Keep the Top Three Goals in a Place Where You Can View Them at Least Once a Week
Placing your goals in a safe place where you can view them at least once a week gives you the sense of identifying your goals. This step allows goal-setters to view their lost and revisit their goals. This is a contemplation process. This process gives you the chance to reflect on your goals and what you hope to achieve in the present to reach that particular goal. This reflection process helps you to will help you to mentally prepare and visualize these goals without feeling overwhelmed.
Step 7: Try Your Best to See that at Least the Top Three Goals Will Be Achieved or Put Effort Into
Making the necessary adjustments or putting effort into a goal will ensure that you are on your way to getting your tasks accomplished or goals achieved.
Furthermore, as mentioned earlier, these goals can be completed in a sequence, or they can be tweaked. The most important thing is getting something written down and making the necessary steps in order to achieve your goals. Staying on course is key to achieving goals.