The great Zig Ziglar said,
“The reason you can not reach for your dreams is because you do not have goals in your life! We can not live life as a wandering generality. We have to become a meaningful specific!”
What’s your specific goal for this year?
Think about it. If you do not have a goal then your priorities are very loose since you do not know what you want in life. If you do not have a goal, you don’t need nearly as many excuses, because you will never miss it.
Every successful people who made an impact are those people who had set goals. So before we can experience success in life, we need to set specific goals. If you read books on goal setting you might be familiar with the acronym SMART, which stands for Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Time Bound.
Your goals should be SMART.
Your goals must not be vague. Your goals must define what you really want. For example, your goal to “Become wealthy this year” is vague. A goal “To start earning P50,000 monthly by May 2016” is more specific.
As well as being specific your goals should be measurable. “I will earn P1,000,000 by next month” is not attainable if you are just starting out.
You cannot set goals that you cannot influence directly. For example, “To win the lottery next month.” Is a goal that you have no direct control. There’s nothing you can do to change the outcome.
You cannot set goals that are bigger than you are. Breakdown your ultimate goal into smaller steps. For example, you set a goal” To earn P100,000 monthly this year,” you might start off with a goal of reading blogs about home based business and researching ways on how to earn income from home.
A goal must include a time scale. “To start my online business by December 25, 2017″ is far better than “To start an online business.”