So this week we are looking at goals, how you set them, why you should, how to achieve etc, etc.
For me as a teen I used to hear my teachers say I needed to set goals or else I would continually fail, and it would go in one ear and out the other. I couldn’t be bothered and really why write something down when in all honesty you didn’t really want to do what it said anyway?
Ahh the apathy. But then when I was a little older someone sat me down, can’t remember who it was (sorry), and showed me how to set a realistic goal and how to fulfil it. It was another light bulb moment in my life. I had tried setting goals before but I was setting the bar way too high and when I failed to achieve them then I just reaffirmed to myself that I couldn’t do it. But this friend showed me how to break a big goal down into managable pieces that I could comfortably achieve.
I took a big goal, like writing a novel, and cut it down into bite size pieces. Perhaps a chapter/scene at a time. Achieve that and then move onto the next goal, and the next, until all the goals were done and I had actually fulfilled something that I never thought I could.
So I learned that Goals are wishes written down and broken down into manageable tasks that I set a time limit on. I can do A + B in one sitting, but if I try to do A,B,C,D,E…Z all at once I get overwhelmed. Does that happen to you? Do you want to achieve something but it’s too much at once? Why not see if you can break it down a bit, find the segments/steps you can achieve in stages and stick with it until you’re done.
A goal is a wish written down. So why not get writing? What have you got to lose?