The Seven Steps to Goal
1. Specific - Goals must be specific. Saying
you want to earn more money isn't enough. How much more money
do you want to earn?
2. Measurable - Goals must be measurable.
If the goal is not measurable, how will you know you obtained
it? When you state how much money you want to make, you now
have something to measure and will know when you obtain it.
3. Take Action - In order to reach the
goal you must be willing, able, and ready to take action. Without
consistent and persistent action, the goal will not be realized.
4. Reachable - Goals should be a stretch,
but still reachable. If the goal is out of reach, it will be
de-motivating. A 56 year old man who has no political experience
who wants to set a goal of being President of the United States
in the next five years is setting a goal that is not reachable.
However, setting a goal for more political involvement such
as running for local office or working on a political campaign
5. Time bound - To make a goal compelling,
it must be time bound. The question to ask when setting goals
is "By When." The time can always be adjusted, but
having a date provides a deadline to work towards and is motivating.
6. Desire - There must be a deep desire
to achieve the goal. Without desire, you will not be compelled
to reach your goals.
7. Write it down - Goals that are written
down are more likely to be achieved. There is power when the
pen hits the paper.
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