“If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.”- Benjamin Franklin
Setting your goal is the most vital aspect of your success. In whatever endeavor you undertake, it is important to ensure that your goal is clear. Generating ideas and concepts is very important but knowing how to achieve them is what matters more. Here are five things to remember in setting your goal:
Be precise. Identify what your “end-goal” is and make sure that you have a clear vision of what you want to achieve. Understanding this principle will serve as your drive and the reason why you do it. It may take some time to develop the skill to eliminate irrelevant and unnecessary details when achieving your goal, but it will definitely help you become precise on what you really want to accomplish.
Be ready. Plan every step that will lead to your goal. Conducting a feasibility study or market research can be a good start. You need to gather all the data that may affect or influence your goal. You might also want to check if you have enough funds, manpower, resources, and skills before proceeding with setting your goal. Being ready can help you prepare for the possible risks and challenges you might be encountering while putting your plan into fruition.
Be realistic. Reaching a goal requires a lot of hard work and twice that amount of patience in order to get there. At the onset, make sure that you set realistic and attainable goals. Setting short-term to medium-term goals can help you trim down variables and be able to make achievable goals.
Be passionate. Nothing beats a person with a heart full of zeal in what he or she has committed to. If you really love what you are doing, it doesn’t matter what situation you are in as long as you are working to achieving your goal. If there is a passion within you, the journey you take will surely be meaningful and fulfilling in its own way.
Be faithful. Avoid jumping from one goal to another. There might come a time that you will face difficulties while realizing your goal, but do not let this stop you. You will be tempted to give it up, find a new objective, or go in circles, but stick to your plan and understand that failure is a part of the process. If you feel like giving up, go back to number 1, and remind yourself of the reason why you’ve come a long way now.
There can be more things to remember in setting your goal, however, the success of your accomplishing it is entirely in the palm of your hands. Care to begin now?
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