HOW CAN I IMPROVE MY GOAL ORIENTATION?
Goal-orientation is the primal step to achieve success in life. Put in simpler words, there is no success without setting goals. Once you have set goals in life- you know what you are thriving to achieve. Working endlessly without goals is like shooting arrows in the sky- with no bull’s eye to hit upon. Will that lead you to anything? Of course not! Hence, goal orientation is a necessary step to set you on the right path to success. Well, if you don’t know how to proceed with that, no worries! This blog unfolds 7 tips that you must follow to beef up your goal-orientation process.
TIPS TO IMPROVE GOAL-ORIENTATION
1.SET A LONG-TERM GOAL
Whether you want to finish a construction project, or loos 10kgs weight- set a fixed target that you want to attain at some point in life. That was easy, huh? The goal could be anything pertinent to your professional life, personal, or even social life. Totally up to you!
Besides that, put a rough deadline that you wish to complete that task within a month, six months, or even a year- depending upon your capabilities and potential. After all, you know yourself the best, so fix yourself a deadline.
2. BREAK INTO SMALLER CHUNKS
Now, do you think you are going to remain as enthusiastic about that six-month goal as you were on the first or second day of adamant discretion? No, not at all! Slowly and gradually, the goal will become an overhaul for you (never-ending overhaul) and soon it will slip out of your memory. For that purpose, it is necessary to keep yourself vivacious and high-spirited about the goal. And how will you do that? Move from general to specific, long-term to short-term goals.
By all means, breaking up the goal into small actionable achievable chunks or tasks. Categorize the short-term goals into days, weeks, or months. Whenever you reach the endpoint of one actionable task that would be a day’s checklist- strike it off the board. Try it once, and you will know what a sense of accomplishment it bestows upon you. Genuinely, you feel you are one step closer to your goal.
3.PLAN YOUR TIME AND TASKS
Make a checklist or to-do list for each and every day. Think about the time each task would take you to complete and put a place for it on your to-do list. Ensure you save yourself short free breaks and don’t overburden yourself with a pool of tasks. Pick up no more than you can do in a day.
Always try to create this plan beforehand or a day prior to the working day. You can also use advanced tools such as a digital checklist maker, calendar, excel sheet- to keep a check on your progress and plans.
4. TRACK YOUR PROGRESS PERIODICALLY
In addition to striking off daily tasks, it is intrinsically important to review your short-term goals. For example, at the end of each day, each week, and each month- track your progress. Measure how much you have accomplished. Albeit we wish you definitely stick to your progress card, but if capricious circumstances get you off the hook- don’t think twice before alchemizing your goal-orientation list.
Bearing the excessive brunt of the impending tasks will lead you nowhere. Instead, adjust, assimilate, and accommodate the tasks in a new action plan that you can abide by.
5. REINFORCEMENT OR MOTIVATION
The human mind is a wanderer, it gets easily lured by the doors that you try to shut. However, to keep your mind, conscience, and ideas in line depends on you. Both intrinsic, as well as extrinsic motivation, can work side-by-side to guide you to be focused on your goals all the time. A tenacious blend of both types of reinforcement will work wonders to keep your spirits high.
The driving force behind intrinsic motivation is your personal gratification such as your happiness, genuine interest, or challenging yourself. Contrariwise, extrinsic motivation leads you to concrete external rewards. These could be a tranquil walk, a quick snack-peak, or even a nap (for sleep lovers).
All these intrinsic and extrinsic motivation factors vary from person to person. With that being said, make a list of things that keeps you afloat. As soon as you are sure of your motivators, integrate them into your short breaks and you are good to go!
These are a few tips for goal-orientation that you can imbibe in your life and routine to drift you along the comprehensive achievement paths. While there are many ways to fix and chase goals, Peter Ducker has given the smartest way to fic goals. That is by following the SMART technique- which stands for Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, and Temporarily defined. Follow this SMART technique and the useful tips talked about in this blog, and you will surely embrace all the success and happiness in your life.
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