3 Steps To Creating And Achieving Your Goals in 2017
thirteen days ago, the shout of a happy new year was all over the place. Just as fast as it came, 13 days in this year have gone. Gone because no one can recover that period again. No one.
Nature abhors a vacuum. you cannot afford not to have a plan for your life this year.
As Mark Twain said, “Plan for the future because that’s where you are going to spend the rest of your life.”
Have you had a new year resolution that actually did not work out as you planned; a habit you wanted to stop,
a skill you wanted to acquire or a career move you wanted to make and it did not work out as planned;
You have to do yourself a favour, pick yourself up and keep walking (Jonny Walker). You cannot afford to
get stuck in one place.
Nothing happen by chance! by chance most at times means opportunity that comes the way of preparedness. it is
high time we stop dreaming and wake up.
1. TAKE INVENTORY
Look at where you are and how you got there. Are you pleased with yourself?
Is this the best you can be or you can be better?
Do you enjoy what you do?
Will you like to be stuck in this same position in one year? 3 years or 5 years?
Are you fulfilled?
Can you say you have impacted your own little corner?
Did you meet your last years goals or you did not have any goal last year?
What areas will you like to see improvements. (improvements they say is making tiny bits of chances per time)
What successes of last year can you build on?
2. TAKE AN ENVIRONMENTAL SCAN
what opportunities are there for what I am doing right now?
How can i take advantage of such opportunities or prepare myself for such opportunities?
What changes / sacrifices will i have to make to achieve my set goals and targets.
3. CREATE A ROADMAP
is your goal to get an additional certification, educational qualification or learn a skill,
there must be a roadmap to attaining the goal.
The roadmap must be SMART which is an acronym ofr SPECIFIC, MEASURABLE, REALISTIC and TIME BOUND.
You cannot earn a bachelor’s degree in one year while you cannot also plan to have a masters degree
without giving a time for achieving the goal.
You dont know the potentials you have until you are faced with some circumstances in life.
Have an awesome year!!
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