Setting Personal Goals at Home and at Work

Setting Personal Goals at Home and at Work

Should you be setting personal goals at home and at work? Do you find yourself drifting every now and then, going from day to day, just not achieving very much? If the answer’s yes, don’t worry!…you’re not unusual. But a lot of people do find it hard to get out the trap. They know they could be achieving more in their lives, both at work and at home, but they just can’t work out how to do it.

You probably already know the kind of things you’d like to achieve. But if you want to get started, you need a method.

The truth is that if you want to achieve more in your life, you need a plan… not just some ideas in your head. Having some ideas is essential but you if want to activate them you need a method.

So here’s a simple idea you can put into practice straight away, right after you’ve read this article. You’ll need self-discipline to do it and you’ll need to set aside some time. Make sure you’re in a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted when you have a go at it.

Sit down over the next couple of days and think about what you want to achieve over the coming year. Set yourself some clear personal goals. Combine work and personal life. Challenge yourself to write down things you’ve been meaning to do for a while. WRITE them down,don’t ruminate over them. Once you’ve done that, work out a plan. This should be a personal plan for you, not for others. That’s not selfish, that’s clever.Your plan should set out the things you actually need to do to achieve your goals.

Of course, other people might be involved, but it’s your plan, not theirs. Approach your plan incrementally and don’t try to achieve too much at once. Challenge yourself but be realistic with your deadlines. Work out what you need to do month by month, then week by week and even day by day to succeed.

Don’t forget – You’ll need self-discipline and you’ll need to bottle your gremlin for this. Your gremlin is out to get you – he’s no good. He wants the worst for you. He loves ill-discipline and laziness. He’ll do his best to hold you back from writing things down.

Try this simple exercise and, day by day, you’ll find a better balance to your life. You’ll feel more positive, more confident and more satisfied.

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