Do you have goal setting routines?
Accomplishing a goal can often be simplified to one thing: top of mind. How do you go about reminding yourself of what your goals are? Do you keep them in your head? Do you write them down? What are your stretch goals after you accomplish level one? The #CJJblog this week gives you some quick tips you can instantly implement to remind yourself of what you want to achieve. Enjoy.
- Write them down. Pick your five most important goals, write them down, and read them out loud to yourself in the mirror twice per day.
- Be clear. Your goals should be written so simply and clearly that a 6th grader could understand.
- Have a due date. When are you aiming to have this goal completed? A due date must be attached to each goal, or else you run the risk of procrastination.
- Involve others. Surround yourself with other people who have the knowledge, skills, and resources that will be helpful to you.
- Identify obstacles. What could go wrong? Identify potential challenges that you may face along the way.
- Development plan. Put this in writing as well. How are you going to tackle each goal? Be as specific as possible.
- Take action. Every single day must end with you progressing forward in some way, shape, or form.
- Assess your progress. Half-way to your due date, make sure you are evaluating your progress and if you need to make changes to your development plan.
- Give up vs. gain goals.
For giveup goals (lose weight, drop a bad habit, etc.), share with everyone. For gain goals (accomplishments, earnings, etc.), only share with those in our inner circle.
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