A ccording to Wikipedia, a goal is an idea of the future or desired result that a person or a group of people envisions, plans and commits to achieve. People endeavor to reach goals within a finite time by setting deadlines. Furthermore, it is roughly similar to a purpose or aim, the anticipated result which guides reaction, or an end, which is an object, either a physical object or an abstract object that has essential value.
Have you ever dreamt about something and you wish to make it happen? Do you have plans for the future as a young person?
Often as a young person, we experience difficulties in getting started on the track to success. As such, we must endeavor to set realistic goals that will enable us achieve our set out plans.
How to be a Goal Getter
Always write your plan
First thing to understand if you want to be a goal getter, is to learn to always write your goals. Most times, we are excited and motivated to achieve a goal and we don’t write them down. Days or weeks down the line, we discover that we have deviated from the goal or we are not anywhere near achieving our goal. Word is life, whatever you write comes to life. When you write, you are more likely to do that which is written, as that can serve help to serve as a constant reminder.
You can never go wrong with a To-do list
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After writing your goal, what next? How do you achieve this goal? Just writing the goal is not enough to achieve it. You need create a list of activities that will help you to achieve this goal. Having a to-do list helps to highlight the activities required to achieve a set goal. For example: Your goal for the day is to do your assignments, complete your house chores and run errands for your parents. This seems like a lot to do but if you work with a to-do list, it is achievable.
You need to list in order what you need to do, so you can know if you have made progress or not. Your to-do list would look like:
My to-do list
♦ Do maths assignment ♦ Complete English essay ♦ Wash my clothes ♦ Wash the dishes ♦ Sweep the room ♦ Drop clothes for grandma ♦ Read for 1 hour
From the to-do list you would realize the tasks looks less and its more precise and specific to work with
Know your limit
Do not overwhelm yourself with too much task at a time; as you would get tired merely thinking of what you have to do and eventually not do anything. For example, your goal is to read for 1 hour and then you take your biology, chemistry and physics books altogether to read in one hour. You would end up being tired and confused on what to read and not achieve anything.
Use the SMART model
The SMART model works all the time, even in the business and corporate world
- S- Specific
When you want to write your goals, consider this and you would get your goals right.
Celebrate your small victories
Sometimes, things happen and you might not finish your to-do list, or achieve your goal of being the best in class, or increasing your grades in class as much as you wanted. Don’t pull yourself down every as every improvement you make matters. Just make sure you never give up and keep working to achieve your goal.