Proper goal setting leads to rewards
Writer Joseph Addison said there are three grand essentials to happiness in this life: something to do, something to love and something to hope for. Labor Day is a wonderful opportunity to take a break from our list of every-day-physical to-do’s and reflect on what we love to do and what we hope to do.
What are your goals?
Often we become consumed with our daily routines, emails, activities and labors. We have plans to do those things that we love or want to do-they just never seem to happen.
People will often use the adjective lucky to describe someone’s success. John is so lucky to have the money to travel to Europe. Susan is so lucky to be on that team. In reality, we may be missing part of the story. John may have the money to travel to Europe because it was a goal he had set-out to achieve. Perhaps he saved and worked overtime for months or years. Susan may have trained, practiced, read books or taken lessons to earn her spot on an athletic or company team. So what is luck? Shouldn’t we look at luck as more of a reward-a reward that comes from well planned goals?
Goal setting is a very important aspect of any type of organizational plan. Here are a few things to think about when mapping out your goals:
Make it Real: Write your goals down where you can see them or post a photo of what you wish to achieve so you can see it. This will provide constant motivation and inspiration as you work toward your goals.
Action Plan: A step by step written plan will enable you to walk the correct path to success. You will know exactly where to go and how to get there.
SMART: Make sure your goals are Specific, Measureable,Attainable, Relevant and have Time limits. We all need manageable and realistic goals. If not, we may be setting ourselves up for failure.
Above all, make sure your goals are important to you. It is your happiness that will be the lucky reward.
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Jenny Power, Absolutely Organized, LLC