“Where should I go?” -Alice. “That depends on where you want to end up.” – The Cheshire Cat.”
For the record, my favorite four letter word is, “PLAN”. It’s hard to get somewhere if you don’t know where you are going. That’s why setting goals is important. They have to be your own goals, though, not goals that someone else has set for you, or even goals that you think you should have. I really can’t stress this point enough – really wanting something is one of the key ingredients to success!
Many people are familiar with “SMART” goals –
In order to make these sorts of goals, it can help to think about long term and short term goals. Your long term goal might be graduating from college. Your short term goals might be much shorter term, such as identifying and completing what needs to get done today.
Every goal needs a PLAN!
Sometimes it’s hard to get specific. For those times, you might just have to take a step in the general direction you want to go. If you aren’t sure, taking a step anyway may be better than doing nothing at all.
Your level of commitment will get you to your goal – you will find the time you need to make it happen.
How important is your goal?