Work every day, live for the weekend. That’s a goal, one most of us usually meet. You did it day by day, hour by hour, meeting a lot of small goals along the way. You made a map of what had to be done to get there. Suppose you made a map like that for your entire life? What do you want to achieve in your lifetime? How do you get there? With a plan, a map.
If you don’t have one, how do you know where you’re going? The first step is to determine your lifetime goal. Then break it down to what it takes to get there. Lifetime goals consist of several aspects – career, family, finances, and education – all the things that happen in your life and that you work for. Determine the significance of each in the big picture. Then work backwards with each aspect. Break down five year goals for each one, in relation to meeting your lifetime goal, then one year goals, then monthly goals, weekly, daily goals. It’s helpful to write them down. Create a daily to-do list focusing on your daily goal. If you find the goal is too easily obtainable, make the next one a little tougher, until you have a sense of accomplishment in relation to your next goal, all of which are aimed toward your lifetime goal, and continue the process.
It’s not critical to achieve each and every goal within a timeframe. Some goals will change due to changing life circumstances. Like detours on the road of life, still part of the route to your destination.
Use these tips as you go:
- Be positive. Thoughts like “Won’t do that again” should instead be framed as “Found a better way”.
- Be precise and stay on your planned course as much as possible.
- Don’t be constrained by outcomes, the greater value is in the performance.
- Keep goals small and attainable; review and update according to new information.
The most important keys to executing a lifetime goal plan are motivation, self-confidence, determining what’s most significant along the way, and sticking to your course. The same things you do each week to make it to the weekend, right?
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