Monday, August 27, 2012

The Importance Of Goal Setting & Action Taking

Have you set your goals for your life, relationships, health and finance? If so, are they written down?

Goals are like a blueprint. When you go on a journey, you use a map or gps to track where you are at towards your destination.  If you don't know your destination, you won't know how close or far you're away from your goals.

Once you have your goals written down, you need to develop an action plan, and then take massive and consistent action to keep you on track with your goals. You need to be as specific as you can in outlining the steps in achieving your short-term and long-term goals. Include in your plan how you will go about achieve each steps. You need to take consistent actions on a daily basis towards your goals.

You also need to take into account the possibility of both external and internal obstacles. Eg: financial difficulties, scattered mind (clutter and chaos), difficult working relationships, procrastination, fear of failure etc.

What's even more important than your goals is the beliefs you have about your ability to achieve goals. Your beliefs influence whether you take action steps, how much effort you will put into these actions, and how long you will persist at taking action in the face of obstacles. If you have found yourself stuck in taking action steps, it may be helpful to focus on increasing your belief and developing your faith.

You can spend hours and hours on writing down your goals and action plan, editing them and even reading them over and over again, but until you can find ways to take consistent daily steps toward your goals nothing will happen for you. Your actions need not be significant, but they must be consistent. Take small steps and trust that you can move forward. In no time, you’ll build momentum. Just wait and see. I've been there done that and grateful that I am on track to my goals and dreams :) x

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