Step 1: Choose a Goal

Goal setting is a process whereby you decide what you want to achieve and set up a plan to do it. Some people say that goal setting is just a matter of sitting down and deciding what to do with their lives but we beg to differ. There is more to goal setting than meets the eye.

If you fully intend to achieve your goals, you should perceive goal setting as anextremely powerful process of personal planning. Goal setting should not be taken lightly because your journey to success depends completely on the goal setting process. Your personal goals and achievements should be based on what you want out of your life, your interest, your capabilities, and the time and money you are willing to invest into achieving your goals.

The very first step of goal setting is to, first, determine what you want at the end of the journey. That is your ultimate destination. Ask yourself…in this lifetime, what do you want to achieve? Really want to achieve? This desire will help you outline your goals in life and lend a helping hand in the goal setting process. Goal setting should touch on areas regarding artistic, attitude (personality), career, education, family, financial (most popular), physical, pleasure, health…etc.

Suffice to say here that when you’re thinking about your goals, think about no one else except for yourself. What do you feel deep inside your heart? What are your dreams? Your secrets…what are they? Forget about your parents, sisters, brothers, relatives, friends and associates. They should have nothing to do with your personal goals. Therefore, they should not influence your decision even in the smallest way.
You should start with one goal and stay focused on this goal at least for 30 days. If after 30 days you feel you’re doing well and getting closer to the desired outcome you can start with the second goal.

The simple rule is: Don’t set a lot of goals at the same time. You won’t achieve any. The key to goal setting is staying focused. And it is impossible to focus at many goals at the same time.

Start with the most important one. Have you chosen one? Then let’s proceed to the second step!