Sometimes we have to get ourselves back on track with goal-setting, focus and determination. Everyone needs a kick start sometimes.
How do you stay focused? How do we stay on the right road? How do we overcome our fears and keep on track?
Passion, drive and a goal.
Sometimes we lose focus on what we originally planned. Life throws us a curve ball and then we forget what the big picture is. We get thrown off course by other people’s influences, money or even ‘the grass is greener on the other side.’
So why is it important to have a goal?
Goals are what take us forward in life. Goals are like oxygen to our dreams. It’s very important that we realize the significance and importance of goal setting and apply this knowledge in our lives. If we don’t have a goal in our lives then what are we working towards? Some people don’t even have a goal. They wake up and do the same thing day in day out – hello Groundhog Day!
“If your dreams don’t scare you, then they are too small” – Richard Branson
S – Specific: Be clear and unambiguous when setting your goal. Don’t leave room for guessing.
M – Measurable: Set a goal that allows you measurement toward your goals progress.
A – Attainable: Ask yourself, “Is this realistic and attainable?” If not, back to the drawing board.
R – Relevant: Create a goal with importance and meaning. Make sure the effort is worth it to you.
T – Time-bound: Commit to a deadline. Open-ended goals tend to go forgotten.
Top-level athletes, successful business-people and achievers in all fields all set goals. Setting goals gives you long-term vision and short-term motivation. It focuses your acquisition of knowledge, and helps you to organize your time and your resources so that you can make the very most of your life.
I don’t know what I want to do?
That’s a common question we hear at Lifeskills Australia. Some people have this passion and drive but don’t know where to put it. I usually ask my client “ What excites you? What get’s your mojo going?” Look at what you love talking about, when you’re having a conversation with someone and you are excited, challenged and passionate about the topic. Now you can build form that, start researching!
I’m not a big fan of Madonna but what I do give her credit for is that she is always reinventing herself! It’s awesome to give yourself credit for the things you have achieved, but after a while we need to get our brains fired up again to continue moving forward. Don’t become ‘beige’ or ‘boring’ in your life. Constantly look for ways you can challenge yourself and up-the anti, even the smallest of ways!
For those of you who know me, we are not beige at Lifeskills Centre, far from it. I love change, change is good, it keeps me stimulated, inspired and motivated.
If you’re having problems with setting your goals or finding a goal, then call the Centre and we will help you with it.
Remember “the world needs what you can do best”.