Setting a new goal
It's a new month already, what are you planning to do or achieve this new month? Are you going to do things just the way you have been doing them? Or are you planning on doing things differently from the way you have been doing them? Let me tell you a secret and you fall pray to this often, the reason why you don't feel energized to start a new month or you feel like a failure or feel depressed when starting a new month because you haven't achieved anything the previous months is because you either don't have a goal of you have a goal but you are not doing anything in order to achieve it.
Saying "new month, new goals" whenever you start a new months without putting action into it is just a wishful thinking and a vain talk. I'm not saying you shouldn't be optimistic, you even need positivity in your journey to success but vain talks without action will just make you bachelor of optimism (if there's a sentence like that)😁. You have to do something about your goals, don't just keep using the month for the same purpose you have been using it, determine to make this month different from the other months and put action into it.
I attended an expertnaire last week and we were taught on "achieving your purpose". Some of the points that were mentioned has alot in common with this topic and I will be sharing few of the points mentioned and also share my own point of view too.
Set an achievable goal
Start by setting a goal that you know that it is achievable. Set goals you have passion for, goals that you know you can go any length in order to achieve it, the goals that you know you can do anything in order to achieve it. Don't set a goal because your friend have the same goal, don't set a goal because you know that there's alot of money in it. It's good for your goal to bring plenty money but if you don't have passion for it, it will go down on the long run.
Gather information/gain knowledge
Gain knowledge about your set goal, attend seminars, take classes and lessons, ask questions, browse online, do some market surveys and so on... Don't just sit at your corner, leave your comfort zone to seek knowledge about your set goal. Ask questions from the people in the same line as that of your goal .. ask them about their success stories, how they started and how they are still running it. It's not compulsory you do yours the same ways they did theirs but you can make use of their own approach or skill.
Learn the required skill and be the best version of yourself in it
Learn the appropriate skill you need to learn in order to be the best in your set goal. Don't just learn a skill and stay like that, keep on adding knowledge on how to be the best and how to stand out amidst other people in line of your goal. There's a popular saying, it says "whatsoever is worth doing at all is worth doing well" it means you must give in your best into whatsoever you are doing, don't just do it for the same of the money in it or for the sake of doing it, do it because you are made for it. Excellence is a key to success.
As small as the word "start" looks, trust me when I tell you it's the most difficult point out of the points mentioned above. It might look difficult to start but start anyways. Don't develop "Neophobia" the fear of trying out new things cos if you have that fear, I tell you to be successful in life will be difficult. Think about how to start but do not think too much, analysis paralysis happens when you overthink a goal until you don't even know where to start from so just start! You don't have to start big, just start according to the level of your capability but if you have the capacity to start big, start big as long as you have enough knowledge about your set goal. You might have a bigger picture of your goal in mind but you don't have the ability to make it as big as that now, not to worry, it's going to be just as you want it soon enough.
Measure your progress daily
Break every of your day into tasks, and give every hour an assignment, that way, you can actually measure progress when you check your to-do list and see if you've done quarter, half or even all of your tasks for the day and when you complete any of the tasks, tick it good or stroke it out on your list. Doing this will give you a sense of fulfilment as you see each task you were able to achieve and it will ultimately increase your productivity.
Don't focus on the goal
Don't focus on the Goal, instead focus on the journey, and how to make the most of the journey not the destination, the idea is to set goals so that you'll have a destination in mind, something that challenges you to keep moving not for you to keep thinking about where you should have gotten to by now.
So right now sit down, take a piece of paper & write down what you'll like to achieve this Month
Published date: 1st of April, 2022 Published time: 9:42am (WAT) Author: © oyinwrites