Smart Ways To Set Goals That You Will Actually Achieve

It's not too late to set your goals for 2018. If you want to set goals you will actually achieve, here's how to do it. 

Set goals you WANT to achieve

Don’t think about what you think you ‘should’ be doing, think about what you actually want to achieve this year. You need to feel passionate about your goals if you’re going to achieve them. I like to write down an exhaustive list of everything I want to achieve in the year and then I go back through the list and circle the goals I feel strongly about. They are the goals that I need to focus on.

Map out the steps to achieve your goals

These goals aren’t going to be accomplished on their own. We all know how quickly the days, weeks and months pass us by so it’s imperative to put a plan in place to ensure you work out how and when you’re going to get these done. If your goal is to get a promotion or find a new job, you need to work out what steps to put into place to set yourself up for reaching that goal. You also need to think about who you’re going to need to support you along the way.

Create a system to review and update your goals

Once you’ve put your plan together, you need a system in place to keep it on track. I like to set up a monthly review in my diary and I attach my plan to the calendar appointment so that it’s easy to find. Another great way to stay on track is to share your goals with a friend or mentor and set up a quarterly catch up to go through them. This holds you accountable and gives you the support you need.

We hope that 2018 is a successful year for you. If you want help with setting your goals and taking your career to the next level get in touch.

Dr Jodie LowingerComment