Goal-Setting

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Goal-Setting

As you type in the exact coordinates to your GPS when you need to drive from point A to point B, so you should know exactly where you need to end up in 1 day, week, month, year in your life. Goal-setting is the exercise that will save you lots of time, money, effort and disappointment. If you don’t know where it is you are heading, stop. Right now. Get some direction. Start laying YOUR path. Have you tried the Weave App yet? Many Weavers find it helpful in focusing on their Daily Goals.

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Is there a person you admire in your personal or professional life? Is there a biography that had you talking for a week after reading? Do you source powers from your close relative who is the heart and soul of your family Thanksgiving dinner? Therefore, the first step of your Goal-setting exercise could be finding out whose path you find inspirational, how they got there, where they started, and what helped them on the way.

brainstorm with family

Do you have a relative, a spouse, parent you trust or a child that is also your closest confidant? Sitting down for a chat with those who know you best is a good practice for both: find out their expectations from you and see where it is they see the entire family ending up in a specific period of time. In other words, if this person is important to you, you might want to account for their wishes in your Goal-setting.

write down your goals

Typing works too. Never mind the pen icon. The main thing is that you have your Goals physically registered somewhere - be it digitally or hand-written. Use the SMART principles when putting your monthly of annual goals in writing. If your objectives are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound, you are in position to both: achieve them and have an exact figure signifying the completion of the mission.

make your goals known

This step is optional, but is known to be a hell of a stimulus. Imagine you thinking in your bed: "I will prep for this season's marathon." Or imagine if you share this resolution with your 977 Facebook friends, get 9 surprised faces, 48 likes and 24 encouraging hearts. And some comments offering to jog together. Some advice on the best footwear. Some tips on the most scenic jogging routes. Seeing the difference yet?

keep track of progress

If you are setting your weekly goals or annual ones, you have to track the progress. The best way is to keep a journal or have an app that allows you to track the progress along your goal completion timeline. This is why it is recommended that you break your big goals into smaller actionable steps. Whenever you achieve a weekly or a monthly milestone, make sure to tick it off your action plan and reward yourself for the victory.

Setting Life-Time Goals is a useful practice for the periods in your life when you face multiple choices and can potentially go along few paths: when you graduate from college, get divorced, want a career change or to move cities.

At times like this, the first thing to do is to free your mind of all the clutter and set a day aside for a Goal-Setting session. See our recommended techniques above for a proper Goal-setting process.  Your life-time goals may be SMART, but still have to be ambitious. So finding the right balance between the daily TO-DO list, the Goal and the Dream is essential. As far as the Life-time Goals are concerned, they have to be closer to the Dream end of the spectrum, while weekly and monthly goals may be more of an item on a to-do list.

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