Tips for Writing Inspiring Goals

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Tips for Writing Inspiring Goals

24 Feb 2020

Make your goals SMART

  • Specific
  • Measurable
  • Achievable
  • Relevant
  • Time-based

Break big goals down into smaller steps

  • Breaking down your goals makes it more achievable, and less likely to overwhelm you.
     
  • As the joke goes:
    "How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time."

Tell other people your goals

  • Telling other people makes you accountable. So tell the people you trust. Tell your friends and family your personal goals. Tell your co-workers or your networking group your business goals.
     
  • These people are bound to want to help you achieve your goals through providing knowledge, a connection, or just by being there to help you through.

Regularly reflect on your goals

  • Reflecting on your goals allows you to measure your progress and review whether the steps you are taking will get you where you want to go.
     
  • It also allows you to check that your goals are actually what you want. 
    You can change your goals at any time.

Base your goals around what drives you

  • There's not much point having a goal that doesn't INSPIRE you.
     
  • Try to word your goal in a way that excited you and makes you want to achieve it, or include it as a step of a bigger goal that you have.

Reward yourself

  • Rewarding yourself is great for your Mental Health.
    When you achieve your goals (even little ones), allow yourself a reward. This releases endorphins, which makes you feel great about yourself, and your progress.
     
  • Just make sure you reward yourself AFTER the fact.
    Otherwise it can quickly turn into procrastination.