There’s nothing more satisfying then setting a goal and achieving it. The sense of accomplishment, not to mention the fulfilment of your goal, is one of the best feelings you can find. So why don’t we do more if it?
On the surface, setting and achieving goals seems so simple. You know what you want, and you go and get it.
However, the reality is in our increasingly busy, noisy world where our lives are more demanding than ever, it can be difficult to find some clear head space to set and achieve your own personal goals.
That’s one of the reasons why we created our mojo&co guided journals, so that we could make the process of setting and achieving goals a much more accessible and straightforward process, that will help you to see real world results.
Here, we’ve broken down the process of setting goals into five easy steps.
Step one is to visualise and identify your goals. Simple on the surface, but there’s a difference between daydreaming about winning the lotto and setting a goal of being more financially secure. Think clearly about what it is you want to achieve in your day-to-day life.
This is a crucial step. The act of writing down your goals is a very proactive way to take the goal from your mind and into the real world. This seemingly simple act makes your goal a reality. It’s now a very tangible thing. It’s no longer something floating around in your head. It’s a black and white target written down in front of you.
Once you’ve identified and written down your goal, be sure to write down the key steps on how you’re going to achieve it. For example, ‘I want to buy that designer handbag. I need to save x amount for x months and then I can buy the bag.’
Being clear and concise will help you stick to your plan.
3 Be realistic
Again, this is vital to your success. You’ve got to be honest with yourself in terms of your goals. It doesn’t matter whether the target is something big or small, you’ve got to be realistic about how you will get there. If it’s something that requires a lot of time in an already busy schedule, then be sure to acknowledge that and do not set an unrealistic timetable for yourself. The more honest you are with your goal setting, the easier it will be to achieve them.
4 Check in
Be sure to check in with your progress regularly and evaluate how the journey is going. Do some steps need to be adjusted? Does your timeframe need to be revised? Are you not making the progress you’d hoped to?
Don’t be afraid to make changes. Be proactive and allow your plan to evolve with your progress and your life. It’s vital to understand that bumps in the road will and do happen. The most important thing is not to beat yourself up over it. Own it, chuck it in the bucket and carry on with your plan.
5 Celebrate and evaluate
Once you achieve your goal, be sure to celebrate & reward yourself! It’s a really positive and admirable thing you’ve done, to identify a goal, set out the steps you need to get there and most importantly to achieve it.
After the revealment remember to come back down to earth and look at the journey as a whole. What could you learn from it? Was the timetable too tight? Did you set a realistic goal? Could you have set the bar higher, or did you put too much on your plate? All of these learnings will help you when you go to set your next goal.
If you’d like to know more about our collection of beautiful, guided journals and letter writing sets, then why not head over to our online store www.mojoandco.ie or feel free to contact us info