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Goal Setting and Goal Getting

End of 2010 is upon us and most of us are focused on setting our Goals for the coming year. Setting Goals is one thing and getting them is another thing. How many of us have started working on a goal & give it up without following through. For some people it has become a habit that they are always setting goals but never achieve them.

Why do some people set goals but never achieve them? Some of the reasons could be

  1. Start to work on too many goals at the same time.
  2. The goals are not specific and measurable.
  3. They don’t have a good enough reason as to why they want to achieve the goal/s.
  4. Don’t have the discipline to push through the first few days (this is the time you are defying gravity you need to have so much will power to push through your own resistance)

When you are setting goals start with the end in mind, or your vision. So, the every goal that you set is something that moves you towards achieving your vision.

Be crystal clear on your vision & then work backwards. When you are clear on what you want it is easy to work towards getting it, so if you are not sure what you want at the end spend some time to get it down.

Once you do that, you can use the following six steps, not only to set your goals, but also get your goals.

Step1 – Set your 3-5 year goals

How you want your life to look like in 3-5 years? What do you want your finances & business to look like?

Step 2 – Set your annual goals

What do you need to accomplish this year in order to reach your 3-5 year goals? Write down as many as you would like & go over it to select the 5 most important goals.

Step 3 – Set your quarterly goals

Your annual goals look pretty big & you need to break them down to smaller goals in order to reach them.

Beginning of each quarter review the past quarter and set goals for the current quarter, keeping in mind the annual goal you are trying to achieve.

Step 4 – Set your monthly goals

Here you set your monthly goals in order to achieve your quarterly goals

Step 5 – Set your weekly goals

Now you get the picture… Here focus on what you need to achieve this week, in order to achieve your monthly goals.

For eg: If your monthly goal is to have 20 pieces of content online, then your weekly goal is to have 5 pieces of content this week.

Step 6 – Set your daily goals

This is the task that drives you through achieving your weekly goals. Create a list of things that you need to achieve that day. It is best that you do this list before going to bed the previous day. Have about 5 things you want to complete that day & make sure to do that before you go to bed.

Finally, if you are focused on your daily goals day in and day out, it will be very hard NOT to achieve your long term goals and vision.

One thing to remember: The ONLY person responsible for achieving those goals is YOU

What kind of system do you use to set and achieve your goals? Love to hear from you, please take a moment to share your thoughts.

If you find this post helpful please share with your friends and followers.

Yours in Massive Success

About the author: Damayanthi Jayasinghe is a Online Marketing Coach helping struggling online marketers to achieve their dreams and goals.

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