Setting a goal is not as simple as i thought before, most people define a goal is something that you want to reach, without making any step progress. DREAM ON 😀
It is important in a process of creating goal structure, you need illustrating or writing on your goal.
The famous helper method is SMART, it stands for:
S : Specific
Define a specific goal it is the most important thing so you can determine the next step.
Ex: losing 10 kg in a month is better than setting a goal like this: losing weight
Tips: Choose one goal only rather than creating many goals at the same time it will help you focus.
M : Measurable
Define a specific number you need to reach to get accuracy of goal
Ex: you need to scale how much weight loss you want in your goal, write in your goal plan
Tips: Make it super specific, it can help you when breaking it into a process
A : Actionable
Define how’s the goal will be achieved, just like you climb a tree, you need to take a step by step move on its twig.
Tips: Create an action plan which way to go, how to get there, just like instruction from GPS, tiny actions steps is important
R : Relevant
Monitoring goals whether there are so many goals, comparing effort and value, checking the condition to fit your goal
T : Time Bound
Calculating the time, how to divide the time you need on finishing each step process
More explanation about goal system setting, i get it from this video, some tips already written are based from explanation from here.
5 steps to get your goal more effectively
have you get this question below walking down your mind? how to turn into an effective goal?, what is the challenges? how is your chances?, can you stick with it?.etc
this video might help 🙂
1. Pick one goal for the next 30 days.
I’m sure we have lot’s of goals but it’s better you pick one goal, its better to start small you can achieved in 30 days.
Why 30 days? because its how long it takes to form a habit, once the habit is in place success become automatic and progress consistent. Don’t focused on several goals at once actually it will decreases your chances of accomplishing anything, so start small and make it simple doing. Goal Setting = Goal Getting , Make it fun like hobbies not homework that assign your self doing and try to force yourself of doing it.
2. Make your goal specific and measurable.
vague goals bring vague result, why? because while your analytical mind is great at thinking in term of abstract notion, beauty, tons of money, health. Your subconscious mind doesn’t understand them and ignore all these statement all together.
in order in top of power your subconscious mind and to keep motivated you have to give it measurable and specific instruction of your desire outcome.
use like you would to google your goal and get image of what you want. for example: you would not search your dream car by writing dream car or new car in google search engine, right? you might want to directly search for specific car like what car?, what type?, what color?, what year they are?.
3. Write it down and re-write it every day
writing it down makes you perceived as you do something you shouldn’t taken lately, its like signing a contract with yourself, committing to your goal every single day that is why write it down and re-write it every day is very effective boosting your motivation and keep your focus throughout the day.
4. Create an action plan
you can’t get from point A to B without asking for direction first and learning exactly where to make a turn, which way to go or how long it will take to get there. Having a clear action plan just like getting precise instruction from GPS when traveling to new place, the smaller and more thought through the action steps are the easier to achieve something.
Tract your progress and stay flexible, that is why breaking your goal into bite size action that takes 10-15 minutes to complete is by far of the most one of the important step of entire failure goal system setting.
just keep in mind that “has to follow” planning, brilliant plan without action plan is futile just like a massive amount action without a plan is tiresome and not very effective, be smart, think strategically, take action, adjust and act again.
5. Focus on activity not the end result
Almost every goal setting system saying focused on the end result, the latest result from university of Chicago and Korea shows that focusing on the end result can decrease your motivation and increases chances of failure, it turns out focusing on your end results boost your intention to achieve your goal but it actually detract the pleasure of the activity, make each step seem harder and more tiresome. focusing on activity at hand beat running treadmill, learning Japanese or writing a novel makes a whole process seems easier and more fun helping you to stick to your goal longer.
Hope this can help you as it can help me too 🙂