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Goals & Objectives

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 12:44 PM Comments comments (17)
Goals & Objectives

Have you ever set yourself a goal? Or a set of objectives to enable you to reach your goal?

It's an important action step when you have a burning ambition, a vision or a dream, that you'd like to see become reality!

How do you begin? Well, by starting at the very beginning, and writing as specifically as you can, what your goal consists of, as well as bringing the future forward. Confused?

Write your goal in the present tense, as if you have already achieve it. For example....

"It is now December 2010 and I am enjoying my success as a published author of The BIG Kiddies Club non-fiction hardback book, courtesy of Hay House publishers"

THIS provides a 'feeling', an emotion that is yours in advance of achieving your goal. It is a teaser and a reason to set your objectives so your goal is realised on time!

Commonly known as 'Project Management' this process exists everywhere that a project, a goal, a vision or a mission is in hand. Your plan of action, will work from the date you set out to achieve your goal, backward to the present day.

The Objectives each have an Aim, which is to reach a certain milestone or successful endeavour.

So, if I am to become a published author in December 2010, I must anticipate what work needs to be done, the quantity of time each task will take, when I need to complete each task and in which order each task will need to be prioritised, in order for the whole project to come together at the time I have set.

The milestones are the points at which I can make changes based on what I have accomplished. The date can always be moved if it is a personal goal. If it is a contrctual goal, then more effort will need to be built into the action steps you have planned.

So, in summary....

  1. Set a specific goal in the future
  2. Research and draw up a list of objectives which will enable you to reach this goal
  3. Summarise what your objectives aim to accomplish
  4. Create a timetable or schedule of events clearly showing each milestone
  5. Ascertain how much time each action step will take
  6. Insert each aim and objective into the timeline
  7. Begin your quest immediately
  8. Check your milestones to see if you are on target
  9. Make changes to your timetable adjusting the action steps where necessary, until you reach your goal
  10. When you reach your goal, CELEBRATE!!!!! You have succeeded and treats are now yours!

I hope this helps you to 'manage' the journey across the stepping stones of your life.

Choosing the right path, based on your passions and skills, will determine how successful you are in life and whether you accomplish the dreams you have dreamed.....or not!

Wishing you all the very best that life has to offer, with the best tools that can be accessed!

Shoot that goal home!!!!!!!


Andrea N Smart