Prioritize Your Life To Easily Achieve Your Goals

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First, you have to make sure that the goals you set are SMART. You have a better chance of succeeding if you have carefully planned out your goals the correct way. Once you have your goals all mapped out the next vital step is to prioritize your life. Making time for your goals is the difference between success and failure. 

 

How to set SMART Goals

There are so many different ways to think of setting your goals but when setting goals there is one tried and tested method that has been used for ages and continues to be the preferred way to use, as it works. It is using the S.M.A.R.T goal formula.

The Acronym stands for :

SPECIFIC – Your goal needs to be spelled out very precisely and you also need to have a reason WHY behind your goal…some benefit or emotional attachment that will keep you focused. For example, a goal might be to earn $12,500 per month and onboard 5 new quality clients monthly in the next 90 days.

Using language that leaves no doubt as to what the goal is, why you want to achieve the goal, and how you will get it is very important. If you are not able to be detailed in your description of the goal, it will be hard to meet it. Take the time to do this part right.

MEASURABLE – This is where the Journal comes into play. It’s a report card and a method to measure what you want to accomplish and what you actually accomplished. If your goal cannot be quantified, then it’s not a full goal and you won’t know how when you have succeeded. An example of a measurable goal would be “I want to deposit to our bank account an additional 100 dollars per week. I’ll accomplish this by writing five 500-word articles each week for a life coach.”

ACTIONABLE / ACHIEVABLE – There are different things that “A” can stand for, but it’s usually actionable or achievable. To achieve anything, you must take action. So, make your goal actionable, where you do something each day that will eventually result in an accomplished goal.

Goals should also be achievable or you will quickly get frustrated. Be accurate about the time it takes to reach a goal, and what actions it takes to get there. Also, know who will be responsible for doing it.

REALISTIC / RELEVANT – “R” can stand for realistic or relevant, and both are important. If you want your goal to succeed, it should most certainly be realistic or you will fail. If you’re currently making $500 a week and your goal is to increase that to $12,500 in 90 days, that’s not realistic. However, you may be able to increase it by $300. Once you achieve that goal and are earning $800 a week, you can set a new goal to increase your income by another $500 a week or something similar.

Your goal should also be relevant to your life’s vision and match your values. There’s no point in making or achieving goals that have no relevance to your long-term life goals. Instead, you could use that time to reach goals that get you one step closer to actually reaching your life goals. So always ask yourself, if the goal is relevant to your life goals.

TIME BOUND / TIMELY / TRACKABLE – Various authors refer to the “T” in the S.M.A.R.T. acronym as time-bound, timely, or trackable. All of these t’s are important parts of the goal creating and setting process. If you don’t set a time limit and you can’t track what is happening, your goal will be hard to quantify or show as achieved. Journaling helps you with this.

Whichever words you use to help you craft your goals, the important thing is to have a process to help you make smart goals. Smart goals are goals that you follow through on achieving and know when you’ve met them.

How to Plan your SMART Goals

To get started with planning your S.M.A.R.T Goals, right-click on the image to download the worksheet below:

 

SMART Goals Worksheet

 

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How to Prioritize your Life so you can Easily Achieve your Goals

Now that you know the best way to set your goals it’s time to prioritize your life so that you can achieve them.

For many people, it seems like life has two options: achieving goals and enjoying life.

Neither one of them seems as if they are one hundred percent fulfilled. There seems to be a broad spectrum on the scale of go-getters and over-achievers to those who slack in all departments.

Today, work demands, career, education, family, and homeownership seem to prioritize enjoyment.

Relaxation time may be scheduled as a once-a-month outing or even an annual vacation. However, even those pleasures seem to be filled with work.

There’s planning, and scheduling and not enough time or so it seems for downtime.

Are you waiting for retirement to enjoy your life? Many workers feel as though they are waiting for life to happen rather than creating the life they want.

Do you wish you had more time to achieve goals and even more time to enjoy life?

If so, you are certainly not alone.

In this report you will discover how to:

  • How to find balance in the roller coaster of life no matter what is thrown at you;
  • Simple methods to help you achieve your goals and dreams;
  • Different ways to focus on your goals that will create momentum every day;
  • How to analyze and categorize your life into areas to achieve the most success;
  • Methods to improve your time management so you can stop using time as your excuse;
  • Get started on prioritizing your life so you can reach your goals while still enjoying your life to the fullest!

 

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Conclusion

Setting goals is one of the most important things you can do if you want to make positive changes in your life. As the saying goes “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. So take control of your future and set some goals.

Mix it up with short-term (0-3 months); mid-term (3 months- 3 years); and long-term (3 years+) goals.

Use the SMART goals method for more of a chance of achieving your desires.

Remember there is no such thing as failure. If you do not accomplish your goals the first time around, re-access and try again. Just don’t quit. Ever.

You also need to create balance in your life so take time out to prioritize your goals but still enjoy life.

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