Nobody to Somebody: Importance of Goals. Part 2

Importance of Goals. Part 2.  

In Part 1, we discussed why goals are important – Your goals are your paths to become a happier, better version of yourself.

We’ve also got to know ourselves better, and formulated what we want in our lives…

Remember why we are doing this: We want to make changes in our lives. We want to become better versions of ourselves. We want to be happier, and more fulfilled in our lives… etc.

I want to be at this nice beach...

Ahh… Yep, that’s where I want to be, this December. To do that, I must…

We have also taken steps to understand more about ourselves. We have discovered our true  passions and desires in our lives, and with the new knowledge, we have formulated our own specific goals.

Great, we have goals now. Time to actually follow them through…

 

3. How to actually follow through your goals

Believe it or not, you must actually take action to reach your goals. Taking the action, or not, is the difference between realising a dream, or letting it continue to be just that – an intangible dream. Therefore, this step is a very important step.

“If you don’t put in 100% effort, commitment and dedication, might as well not try at all; you’re wasting your time”.

The wise man who said that, was me… Moving on, here are my amigoTips to help you follow through your goals:

  • If your goal is a ‘big’ one that seems impossible to achieve in the next few days, break down your goal into multiple, smaller, easier and achievable goals.
  • Think about, perhaps research, and write down the steps you can take to achieve your goals.
  • Plan out when and where you will take these steps, in order to reach your smaller (and then eventually, your overall) goals.
  • …and take those bloody steps you have planned, for goodness sake!
  • Every time you take those steps according to your plan, write down what you’ve done. Logging what you’ve done, is a key to seeing progress in my opinion.

 

4. Review your progress, and make tweaks to your steps. 

After say a month or two of actually following your plan and logging what you’ve done, look back and see the progress you have made.

Look back at where you’ve started, and where you are now… e.g.

  • It looks like you have actually made progress into your epic novel… from 0 pages, to 40 pages. Log says you’ve written 10 pages each week, for a month… Nice.
  • It looks like you have actually taken action, to turn around your life with girl-anxiety. Logs says you have approached 3 random, attractive ladies each week. And so for this month, you’ve approached 12 attractive girls. High five!
  • To make the most out of your gym membership, looks like you have actually went to the gym 4 times a week this month. Sweet as!
  • You have slept for over 8 hours, for the last 5 consecutive days, and now feel more awake in the day. Congrats!

etc. Look back at your progress, and feel the change you have made to yourself, with your efforts. Be proud of your progress. Keep going.

Be proud of your efforts and your progress.

Be proud of your efforts and your progress.

If you look back at your log, and it’s empty, or you feel as though you have not made progress, f**k.

Ask yourself, “Why did this happen?” Was it because you didn’t actually follow through your steps? If this is the case, you need to do step down to Step 3 again.

Was it because you didn’t really feel like achieving your goals? Then heck, you need to Step 1 again to re-analyse what you want in life, and then Step 2 to formulate your goals. You want goals buddy, if you want to be happier, and develop yourself to be a better version of yourself.

 

Remember,

“If you don’t put in 100% effort, commitment and dedication, might as well not try at all; you’re wasting your time”.

Next time, I will share how I record and track my goals. Till then, what are your goals, and what are you doing about them?

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