When creating a goal, it involves more than just stating what it is that you want to achieve. It’s easy for us to do this, matter of fact majority of us do this each year when we announce our New Year’s resolutions, such as I want to lose weight, or I want to get fitter. The problem however with this approach is that it’s not enough for our brain to process this as essential, resulting in us losing motivation and not accomplishing our goals.
Instead, we need to create a detailed plan and attach meaning to our goals, as this provides us with clear directions on how to start working towards them alongside with the expected results we are to experience once they are achieved. We highly recommend the goal setting approach known as S.M.A.R.T.E.R. which will greatly help in structuring your goals to maintain motivation and improve work consistency.
- Specific (Simple, sensible, and significant).
- Measurable (Meaningful and motivating).
- Achievable (Agreed, and attainable).
- Relevant (Reasonable, realistic, resourced, and results-based).
- Time bound (Time-based, time limited, time/cost limited, timely, and time-sensitive).
- Evaluated (Go over your performance towards your goals on a daily or weekly basis to ensure you are on track).
- Review (Check over your goals and make changes if needed).
Check out the following link more details: https://www.peoplegoal.com/blog/smarter-goals-setting
So, take the time today to really sit back and assess each of your goals through the approach listed above so it will greatly assist you in your efforts towards staying on track!