how to write your goals: 5 steps
A goal needs to be specific and measurable so that you can easily determine if you’ve achieved it. Here’s an example of a wish: “I don’t work out enough, I wish I were in better shape.” And here’s how to turn it into a goal:
- Use affirmative language: “I will exercise more”
- Write in present tense: “I work out more and am in better shape”
- Make it measurable: “I exercise twice a week”
- Be concise. No need to justify: “I run on Mondays and Wednesdays”
- Be specific: “I run for 45 minutes on Mondays and Wednesdays”
what is a goal?
A goal is a written, measurable statement with a specific subject and a deadline. A goal is a milestone in the creation of your ideal life. A goal is what inspires you to do the work everyday.
why it’s good to fail
Failing to reach about 50% of your goals is a good indication that you’re motivated and challenged. Failures and disappointments are critical steps toward success. If you haven’t achieved a goal, decide if you should set a new deadline or reconsider the goal – perhaps it’s one you aren’t committed to! Own your failures, and learn from them.
making it happen: Do one thing a day that scares you.
Write goals that excite you. Write them for yourself, not for other people. Often we tend to set goals around things we feel we have to because of pressure from parents, partners and friends. Have fun! Do your goals thrill you?