How to optimise your time for greater achievement in the goals you set
This is one of the most important aspects one must consider when setting and planning your goals for the year. Do not think that just because you are busy with work and family, you cannot achieve success. One of the keys of success is to know how to use your time in the way that will bring you progress towards your goals.
Here is a simple guideline on how to make the most out of your time:
1. Define your goals in a clear and precise manner. If you do not know exactly what it is you want, then how will you know when you have achieved it?
2. Be realistic about what you can achieve within a specific period of time. It is important to set realistic goals in order not to set yourself up for failure or disappointment. If the goal is something that can be achieved quickly, then by all means set a time frame for achievement, but if it takes longer than say three months or three years, then give yourself enough time to achieve it without feeling like you are rushing things too much.
3. Set up a timetable for each goal and break them down into smaller steps so that they seem more manageable. This way, each step will seem more attainable and will encourage greater effort from yourself as well as keeping yourself focused on what needs to be done at each stage of completion before moving onto the next one.
4. Now all that remains is to execute your plan! Remember: no plan ever works unless executed! (You may want to add some thoughts on knowing when enough is enough.)
5. Finally, make sure that you reward yourself for your efforts. This will help you to avoid the “all or nothing” perspective and will also help to keep you motivated over the long term.
There are many benefits that can be derived from goal setting but it is important to remember that goals are not an end in themselves but rather a means to an end and therefore need to be approached in a way which takes into account the following four points:
1. Goals should be realistic and measurable, with each step being clearly defined so that it is easy to determine when they have been achieved.
2. It is important to break down your goals into smaller steps so that they seem more achievable and easier to manage as well as keeping yourself focused on what needs to be done at each stage of completion before moving onto the next one.
3. You should set up a timetable for each goal and break them down into smaller steps so that they seem more manageable. This way, each step will seem more attainable and will encourage greater effort from yourself as well as keeping yourself focused on what needs to be done at each stage of completion before moving onto the next one.
4. It is important not only to set goals but also put them into practice by following through with your plan of action even if you don’t feel like doing so at first especially when things get tough because this way you can achieve greater things than if you hadn’t set any goals at all or
if you had given up too easily.
5. When you are setting goals, it is important to be realistic so that they seem attainable and achievable because if they are too difficult or unrealistic then this may lead to disappointment and failure which will leave you feeling demotivated and disheartened.
6. It is important to set goals that are challenging but not impossible so that you feel encouraged and motivated by your success as well as being able to reach your full potential. By setting goals that are too easy for yourself then this will lead to boredom and disinterest whereas setting them too hard may lead to failure which could have the opposite effect of demotivating yourself from trying again in the future.
7. It is important when setting goals for yourself that you don’t set them for others because although this may make them seem more achievable it may also make you feel disappointed if you don’t achieve them or guilty if you do because ultimately a goal should be something that is personally important to you as well as helping towards your own personal development instead of being set out solely for the benefit of others.
8. When setting goals, it is good practice to write them down on paper or type them into a computer program or app so that they can be saved or stored in one place where they can easily be referred back to at a later date instead of having several different pieces of paper with different bits of information on each one which may get lost or misplaced over time making