How to set goals

If you want to know how to set goals, this post is going to be of great use to you. It is the beginning of a new year and you should understand that you are expected to start working on the goals you set for yourself for this new year.

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How to set goals: What are your goals for the year?

For some of us, our set goals at the beginning of the year may be:

  • to have an apartment
  • secure higher institution admission
  • buy a car
  • settle down with that boy or girl
  • increase our savings
  • have a new house
  • Publish and sell more books

You also perhaps promised yourself that this year would be different. Looking at the list you made, how far have you gone?


Check your set goals

With one and half weeks gone in the new  year, it is time to check how many of your set goals at the beginning of the year have come through.

It is time to renew some of the promises you made at the beginning of the year or before the end of last year. This gives you the opportunity in make amends and see how you can adjust.

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How to set goals: Accomplishing goals

One of the most important things about accomplishing goals is measuring your progress, renewing your goals and assumptions as you go.

You may have to revise your goals or reassess any assumptions that have been made in order to be pragmatic and realistic about how achievable the goals really are.


Defining set goals

Goal setting is important for things that are worth accomplishing. However, it must begin first with goal defining.

Goal setting itself is an art. It is about articulating what one’s goal is about, being realistic in whether or not it can be accomplished and providing the metrics to track the progress made.

It has to be:

  • conceivable
  • achievable
  • measurable
  • worthwhile
  • desirable

It goes with the acronym (CAMWD).

Once you have your goal properly defined and shaped, the next step is to identify the next few tasks you need to do in relation to your goal. Having done that, you will need to spend some time working on them.

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