Managing and achieving goals has never been so complex than today. It’s not because of the lack of opportunities, but because of the availability of so many options that one could look at. Added to the complexity is the hype generated by the social media networks, whose confusing infuse of varied type of information every moment puts the readers’ mind at unease. So, it’s important to focus on what’s important for oneself and doing those stuff on a daily basis for one’s success. Here are some tips on how to manage and achieve one’s goals.
Start with You
It sounds pretty simple, but we often forget that unless we are centered around who we are and what we want, the rest of the Universe would be meaningless. Staying truthful to oneself, one’s capabilities, and one’s known limitations is the starting point. Whatever is required to manage yourself better, that should be done – be it the regular workout, yoga, breath practices, and having “no content” times. Taking care of these, and then honest inquiry into what one wants on a regular basis, will set the tone on creating the right goals.
Most of our career goals are intertwined with others. It does not make sense to achieve something in isolation, or do things that are not in the benefit of others. While we do this, it puts us in touch with several types of people with varied temperaments, so it’s important to be able to handle different types of people and work with them. Online or offline, the skills to be social with people is important.
Set SMART goals
While several things have changed in the environments that we live in, the basics of setting goals have not changed. One of the methods is setting SMART goals. SMART stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Timely. More information at https://www.atlassian.com/blog/productivity/how-to-write-smart-goals .
Steven Covey’s “7 habits of Highly Effective People“
Steven Covey’s “7 habits of Highly Effective People” deals with 7 important habits to organizing oneself towards achieving their goals. I have personally taken a class on this, and I have implemented them in some areas of my life and have found it successful. This will be an important toolkit for managing and achieving your goals. More information at https://www.franklincovey.com/the-7-habits/ .
I can’t overstate the importance of reviewing one’s goals and whether one is in the right direction, and whether the goal still makes sense to the individual. By constantly reviewing the goals, one would be able to make sure that they are in the right path and set to achieve their intended goals on time, so that it serves the purpose for which it was set, and it is still meaningful to achieve that goal. Period of review would depend on the individual goal.
I hope that the above tips would help you in managing and achieving your goals. At the end of day, you should be having fun doing the stuff that you would like to do, because I personally always believe that the journey is more important than the destination. If you are not having fun along the way, chances are that you won’t be happy when you reach your destination. So, keep that in mind when you venture for something. All the best!