I’m going to help and coach you to design goals for your next 12 months, or the goals of year 2020.
Actually it is not difficult to set the goals for any productive individual but to achieve the goals and maintain the rhythm of achieving the goals is a really key and challenge. And also, it is very important to consider the your background of your successes and failures in different situation.
So, I’m going to discuss it seriously and my approach with you will be slightly different than in a mainstream goal setting with other methods.
There are couple of steps you need to take and during every step, requires deep sincerity and personal motivation So, in my 10 steps procedure of setting goals for next 12 months will require a lot of motivation and deep understanding of why we are doing this So let’s start.
STAGE 1 , Preparation
We need to understand who I am. Imagine that “I need to understand myself” on a very basic and foundation level. Because yourself is directly link to what you are thinking in present and what you are going to achieve with your connected and prospect future.
Because you, as identity is connected with your environment with your mind with your internal and external forces. Your nurturing, your genes, grandparents, ethnicity, social location and many other things.
However, once you will have a good understanding of your background, then you will make your life more easy and make realistic expectations.
Since you are the only unique person in whole entire world So that’s the stage one, will focus and analyse on yourSelf. what your achievements and failures you are lying behind. Why did you achieve those things, and why you became failed person in certain situations and events.
By 360 degree analyse your timeline with your life you will enter into stage no 2.
STAGE 2 , Think Big
You need to imagine Minimum three to four dreams of your life. It could be your financial goals, Career or Business goals, relationships and Personal Development goals etc. You need to write them down on the paper and than transfer them on the any digital or online planning tools as there are so many tools available.
One thing when you are writing your dreams, you need to write each and everything related to the dream, small or big.
For example, What is your purpose of this life. Since, you can divide your life in terms of personal, family, career or entrepreneur, social or political or religious etc.
Ask yourself, why you are living, How you are living and for what you are living. Why you want to achieve your goals, how you can achieve them and what activities you will do to achieve them. So you need to know first where do you stand in the world or society? and Where you want to go now ? It does make sense ! ?
Think big about your dreams. Think in terms of big numbers or big achievements. Like,
I would increase my income 5 times more or want to become millionaire or earn 6-figure.
I would lose my body weight by 20 kg
I want to part of squad of national sports Team.
I want to become national Political leader.
I would become CEO in google or want to become entrepreneurs.
I would visit whole world with my spouse or kids
I would write and publish my first book.
STAGE 3 – ROLES
Our life is like Jigsaw games that all roles needs to combine together to make complete picture of our life. So you can turn all dreams / purposes into roles and start to work on each role in order to achieve your big goal or dream.
Ideally one can have 5- 7 major roles where you can focus and each role will make a very significant development in journey of your life, is not ?
Fundamentally, for each role, you need to answer all following three questions.
Question 1 – WHY I want to achieve this goal? Why It is so important for me? Why it has significance in my life ? Why this purpose has special role in my life? Think in terms of philosophy, psychology way.
Question 2, HOW you will actually achieve this. Think numbers, qualitative or quantitative approach, procedures and methods etc
Question 3, WHAT activities or tasks you will be doing in order to achieve.Thinks in terms of operations, each small or medium or big activities, daily, weekly or monthly. Take example of losing 10 KG weight loss. Write down answers of Q1, Q2 & Q3.
STAGE 4, SMART GOALS & Milestones
Turn your roles into a realistic SMART goals. Well, when I say that smart goals, it does mean that you can track them any time that what the progress you are making. For example, I’ll need to drop 10 kg weight in next 6 months, and how you can do you can add regular exercise and wise nutrition etc and then obviously you can write further details.
You can turn your all goals progress in terms of quarterly and than monthly wise. Quarterly achievement you can call them as Milestones.
These milestones can be achieved by continuous work on your goals and break into monthly achievements. These monthly progress of goals will be outcome of your continuous weekly efforts. It does mean you are actually dividing your all goals in terms of milestones, monthly and weekly goals. Ofcourse, weekly goals achievement are reward of daily basis activities or tasks you are making. Is not ?
Another realistic goals. I need to make extra 10,000 pounds or dollars or rupees or Dirham in next 12 months by starting my part time business using my my some unique skills set. So, that how you are making your goals as a smarter. Don’t forget to splits goals into quarterly (milestones) and monthly and than weekly so on, it must include that timeframe, and very realistic approach of what you are going to make or create.
Another smart goal is about relationships. Obviously relationships goals are difficult to measure and track, however, you can put into some figures and numbers, because the miracle of mathematical figures or numbers, is that you still can make a lot of difference in relationship goals.
similarly there are so many smart goals you can create. Believe me you have unlimited potential and you just need to imagine and turns into your action and worlds is yours. So these are very important aspect of your life.
That’s how you can break down your dreams, and you can achieve any goal. Anyway, so this is the very realistic approach. I have helped myself by following these steps, and lots of my other clients, they have followed instructions and their life is superb and changed dramatically.
STAGE 5, TRACKING
Now it is time to take action, make progress on daily and weekly basis and tracking the progress on your scoreboard in your planning tool. Many experts recommend every night or every day you need to keep track but I would say at least twice in a week. One in mid week or and one at weekends.
Many people face lot of procrastination after setting goals when they think or take action. It is because of self-mental mechanism and fear of failure. Sometime, it is due to lack of self-discipline and poor knowledge of time management. I must recommend to read some good motivational books and articles or video to stay connected with your goals and all those your favourite self-help resources. Everyone is entirely unique so you need find your own method of motivation for fulfilling your dreams.
Tracking does not merely means to see whether you have reached expectations or beyond it but rather to change your goals according to reality would changed. Successful people edit their goals constantly after learning new things, observation, deep thinking, interact new realities they face every day. Key is to work on your planning tool consistently and vibrantly.
Is there anything needs to change is some reality is going to going to be change, or you need to add or remove something you need to add these things there. And hopefully, that will make you a very clear picture of next 12 months. And that’s very important.
STAGE 6, REWARD & SHARING
And the next stage is to share and teach this exciting learning to others. You can write a blogpost, turn your life passion into blogging, let other people to know that. How do you think about certain topics or because when you start to sharing or journaling, your stuff on regular basis that will give you more sense of maturity, confidence and more encouragement and motivation to achieve your goals. And don’t forget to celebrate achievement. Plan a motivation repetition system on each significant goal progress. Remember, celebration, or a party is very important and crucial for your own personal motivation. For example, After milestone of three months or a month, you can have a nice dinner with your partner, family, or do something, go for a movie or give a party for yourself. So, that is something you must need to do, because how the personal psyche psyche of the person works that we also needs to motivate ourselves.