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Setting Goals – Your Future is Your Responsibility
Something they don’t teach in college is how to set and pursue Goals. It has been proven that people with written and regularly reviewed goals attain significantly higher degrees of happiness than those who do not. Below is an abbreviated version of a presentation that we provide to customers and Rotary groups throughout the Carolina’s and Virginia. It is all about goal setting and goal achievement.
Step 1: List all your Dreams on a sheet of paper. Ask yourself – Where do you want to travel? Where do you want to live? What do you want to drive? Where do you want to work? How much do you want to earn? Who do you want to meet?
Step 2: Categorize – Family, Health, Education/Skill Development, Community, Travel, Work – Balance is key to your ultimate happiness. People with balanced goals are ultimately happier with their lives than those without balance. It is a fact
Step 3: Timeframe – You want a combination of short-term and long-term goals. 1, 3, 5, 7, 10, and 20 yr goals will ensure that you have a vision of your future
Step 4: Why? After you have sorted the goals by category and timeframe it is time validate. Write a few sentences describing “why” this goal is important for you to pursue and achieve. This is the most important step in the process. If your “why” is not strong enough you will potentially lack the discipline necessary for its pursuit. What skills will you need to acquire in order to achieve this goal?
Step 5: Document & Publish – Post your goals in a place that you will see everyday or in a folder that you will review everyday. Another key to goal achievement is accountability. Posting your goals so your family can see them will help to keep you focused and accountable.
Step 6: Find a mentor & review regularly – Steps 1-5 will not matter if you don’t execute Step 6. You must review and set incremental goals to help you move closer to your overall goal achievement. If you have a setback don’t throw them away. You just need to recalibrate your goals to match the situation and continue the pursuit.
If you don’t plan your future…who will? Do you think they will have your best interest at heart when planning your future for you?
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