Over the past year, I have been really focused on setting and achieving goals. I don’t know if its the fact that I graduate from college in a year and a half, that has really motivated me to put my goals down on paper and check them off one by one. If you don’t set goals for yourself it’s hard to accomplish any of your hopes and dreams. I have this equation that will help you follow this guide and structure your goals:
Daily Goals + Monthly Goals = Yearly Goals
PART 1: Setting and Achieving Daily Goals
Daily goals should be manageable and easy to accomplish. Small goals achieved over a period of time = big goals achieved at the end. My daily goals are usually routine/habit based. I use the 3 goals per day method, this helps me to process what I need to get done and put it into action. (Fun fact: the human brain processes information effectively in groups of three.) Also, using the 3 goals per day method I have a higher chance of seeing progress which in turn gives me more momentum to chip away at my monthly and yearly goals.
Methods I Use To Keep Track Of My Daily Goals:
- Digital Platform (Google Drive, Way of Life)
- Post-it Notes
- A Whiteboard
PART 2: Setting and Achieving Monthly Goals
Monthly goals are something you can accomplish in 30 days or less. I think of monthly as 12 pieces to a puzzle. I shape my monthly goals based on the bigger picture, step by step I work towards my end goal. A skill that you can develop through your monthly goals is time management; unlike daily goals that are easy and manageable, monthly goals are going to take dedication and time that you have to set aside to achieve.
PART 3: Setting and Achieving Year Goals
Yearly goals are built off of monthly goals, hence the importance of the equation (daily goals + monthly goals = yearly goals). Yearly goals include: becoming debt-free, getting a master’s degree or launching a business; whatever your yearly goals are begin step by step. Rome wasn’t built in a day, good things take time to happen. I want to end this with bringing up the key ingredient to achieving your yearly goals and that is accountability; you have to hold yourself accountable to be able to accomplish your goals. No one else is responsible for you falling short but you. Let’s work hard and accomplish our goals.
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