To have lived a worthy life, you need to have achieved some goal. Every goal has two phases – setting the goal and achieving the goal. Both are just two sides of the spectrum, and both are necessary for a meaningful life.
The first stage is to set your goal. To set your goal, you will need to elucidate, make a list, and put together a process on how best to attain your goals. While trying to set your goals, you will not only need to contemplate on your previous successes and failures, but also about your future fears and anguish.
Goals need to be simplified and made into smaller parts with miles, so that you are not weighed down with plans. By doing this, you will be able to analyze every perspective of your goal, so that, if necessary, you can reassess any of its elements.
The very idea of setting the goal is so that the goal is attainable. To achieve this, the goal has to be challenging, so that it motivates you, but also, sensible enough so that you are not disheartened at the end of it.
Take for example; a goal needs to be set for your personal development, both as an individual as well as a professional. Both individual and professional developments have a good chance of being confused as the same, but in reality, they are different. There should not be any mistake of preparing the improvement of individual goals in order to postpone your professional goals. Deal with the two as separate entities.
It can be reasonably that some parts of your professional goals are already set in your individual goal setting and vice versa. This is perfectly normal.
From the two goal settings, there must be one thing very obvious, and that is "YOU" should be the priority. Do not add too many points, even if it may look like a good thing. What is also important is that you come up with a list of precise goals that will help in achieving the major goal. These goals should be done in descending order, ie, the most critical goals are at the top of the list.
Even though, setting a goal is critical, it is also important to create and arrange ways to achieve the goals. You should also create a technique to make sure you are progressing properly.
Take for instance, you have made your individual development as your priority and to achieve this you have set a goal. Now you need to put in place a process wherein each step of the goal is checked and monitored, and if required, revisions need to be made.
Setting a goal has to never be done by detaching yourself from others. Make it a routine to mix around with people who have similar visions. This will aid in motivating you into attaining the diktat that you have set for yourself.
There is no meaning to setting up a goal, if you are not going to give a good shot at achieving it. The goals are not there to be put for everyone to see, and yet they are there to remission how conscious you were to create goals for yourself. And please do not try to cheat yourself by saying that goals are meant to be just jotted down; you are just kidding yourself.
The main purpose of creating goals is to achieve them. The "achievement" of the goal concludes the goal setting process. Achieving a goal is much more difficult than setting a goal when the two are separated, which people tend to do. This is to be avoided at all cost. Setting and achieving a goal is linked, in reality, they are both two phases of the same procedure.