5 Effective Things To Do For Your Personal Goal Setting

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With the New Year, maybe you're ready for a "new you". Perhaps you're tired of where life has left you as of late. You no longer feel the passion in a lot of areas in your life. You know you need to make a change. You know you have goals. However, you may not be sure how to achieve those goals. Here are 5 effective things to do for your personal goal setting in order to help you achieve your personal and life goals.


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1. Consider Your Strengths

Each person is gifted with a strength. Be it art, knowledge of mathematics, an empathetic ear, or skill with leading teams, you have something that you're particularly good at. Something that doesn't cost you as much energy or effort to achieve where it might cost someone else a lot of time and effort to perform. Initially, you should examine and know where your strengths rest. Your goals, and how you achieve them, should be linked to these strengths.

Next look at your areas of weakness - do you have a skill that is underdeveloped? Could you do with moving out of your comfort zone? Then consider doing something completely new like public speaking, it will definitely prepare you for talking yourself into and out of situations as you go about working on those personal goals this year. 

2. Practice Kindness

You can help yourself out a lot in the long-run by practicing kindness to others. While you may still be able to achieve those goals on your own, it will likely take more time and resources. Instead, build connections with kindness. Do something for someone else without expectations, and you'll find that they're more likely to help you in the future.

Whether you believe in karma or not, the simple science is that people who don't like you aren't going to help. Those who do are going to take your plight onto themselves and see you through it. Making the right kind of connection could be what introduces you to the right person that can help you reach your goal.

Recommended reading: 10 Tips for Cultivating a Positive Mindset

3. Work Effectively

No goal that was ever worth having was easy. It's going to take work. A lot of it. However, you should do what you can to distinguish busy work from effective work. Is the stuff you're doing moving you any closer to your goals? If not, can you drop it? Is it really necessary?

Your time and energy are precious and you should devote it wholly to the work that you need to finish to get yourself closer to your goals. It's okay not to take everyone's work and problems onto your shoulders. There is time for that later. It's definitely okay to focus on yourself for a while and achieve what you need to achieve.

4. Focus On Things You Love

If your goals aren't aligned with things you love or love doing then is it really a goal for you? Part of the mad dash for success should be loving the dash while you're performing it. If all of the work is just soul-sucking, then the goal you're working towards might not be worth it. Instead, take the time for reflection and determine if the goals are involved or related to things that you love.

When you feel passionate about something, you're more motivated to do it and see it succeed, too. It makes all of the efforts that you're putting towards it feel a lot less like work, too, and more like play.

Recommended reading: Tips For Avoiding Burnout at Work

5. Believe In Yourself

If you don't believe that you can achieve in your goals, then you won't. Build up your self-belief. Talk each day to yourself about how you can achieve those precious goals. 

Be kind to yourself, be kind to others, and you will go a long way towards tasting success in practically everything that you set your mind to do.

Over to you now. Any other tips for personal goal setting? Tell us in the comments below. 

 

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