GOLDEN RULES TO SUCCESS


1. Set Goals that
Motivate You
When you set goals for
yourself, it is important that
they motivate you: this
means making sure that
they are important to you,
and that there is value in
achieving them. If you have
little interest in the
outcome, or they are
irrelevant given the larger
picture, then the chances of
you putting in the work to
make them happen are slim.
Motivation is key to
achieving goals.
Set goals that relate to the
high priorities in your life.
Without this type of focus,
you can end up with far too
many goals, leaving you
too little time to devote to
each one. Goal achievement
requires commitment, so to
maximize the likelihood of
success, you need to feel a
sense of urgency and have
an “I must do this” attitude.
When you don’t have this,
you risk putting off what
you need to do to make the
goal a reality. This in turn
leaves you feeling
disappointed and frustrated
with yourself, both of which
are de-motivating. And you
can end up in a very
destructive “I can’t do
anything or be successful
at anything” frame of mind.
Tip:
To make sure your goal is
motivating, write down
why
it’s valuable and important
to you. Ask yourself, “If I
were to share my goal with
others, what would I tell
them to convince them it
was a worthwhile goal?”
You can use this motivating
value statement to help you
if you start to doubt
yourself or lose confidence
in your ability to actually
make the goal happen.
2. Set SMART Goals
You have probably heard
of “SMART goals” already.
But do you always apply
the rule? The simple fact is
that for goals to be
powerful, they should be
designed to be SMART.
There are many variations
of what SMART stands for,
but the essence is this –
goals should be:
Specific.
Measurable.
Attainable.
Relevant.
Time Bound.
Set Specific Goals
You goal must be clear and
well defined. Vague or
generalized goals are
unhelpful because they
don’t provide sufficient
direction. Remember, you
need goals to show you the
way. Make it as easy as
you can to get where you
want to go by defining
precisely where you want
to end up.
Set Measurable Goals
Include precise amounts,
dates, and so on in your
goals so you can measure
your degree of success. If
your goal is simply defined
as “To reduce expenses”
how will you know when you
have been successful? In
one month’s time if you
have a 1 percent reduction
or in two years’ time when
you have a 10 percent
reduction? Without a way to
measure your success you
miss out on the celebration
that comes with knowing
you have actually achieved
something.
Set Attainable Goals
Make sure that it’s possible
to achieve the goals you
set. If you set a goal that
you have no hope of
achieving, you will only
demoralize yourself and
erode your confidence.
However, resist the urge to
set goals that are too easy.
Accomplishing a goal that
you didn’t have to work
hard for can be anticlimactic
at best, and can also make
you fear setting future
goals that carry a risk of
non-achievement. By
setting realistic yet
challenging goals, you hit
the balance you need.
These are the types of
goals that require you to
“raise the bar” and they
bring the greatest personal
satisfaction.
Set Relevant Goals
Goals should be relevant to
the direction you want your
life and career to take. By
keeping goals aligned with
this, you’ll develop the
focus you need to get
ahead and do what you
want. Set widely scattered
and inconsistent goals, and
you’ll fritter your time –
and your life – away.
Set Time-Bound Goals
You goals must have a
deadline. Again, this means
that you know when you
can celebrate success.
When you are working on a
deadline, your sense of
urgency increases and
achievement will come that
much quicker.
3. Set Goals in Writing
The physical act of writing
down a goal makes it real
and tangible. You have no
excuse for forgetting about
it. As you write, use the
word “will” instead of
“would like to” or “might.”
For example, “I will reduce
my operating expenses by
10 percent this year,” not
“I would like to reduce my
operating expenses by 10
percent this year.” The
first goal statement has
power and you can “see”
yourself reducing
expenses, the second
lacks passion and gives
you an excuse if you get
sidetracked.
Tip 1:
Frame your goal statement
positively. If you want to
improve your retention
rates say, “I will hold on to
all existing employees for
the next quarter” rather
than “I will reduce employee
turnover.” The first one is
motivating; the second one
still has a get-out clause
“allowing” you to succeed
even if some employees
leave.
Tip 2:
If you use a To-Do List,
make yourself a To-Do List
template that has your
goals at the top of it. If you
use an
Action Program
(see Mind Tools’ Make
Time for Success!
course), then your goals
should be at the top of
your Project Catalog.
Post your goals in visible
places to remind yourself
every day of what it is you
intend to do. Put them on
your walls, desk, computer
monitor, bathroom mirror or
refrigerator as a constant
reminder. You can even
post them in the Mind Tools
Club
forum, and share
them with other members
for added motivation.
4. Make an Action Plan
This step is often missed in
the process of goal setting.
You get so focused on the
outcome that you forget to
plan all of the steps that
are needed along the way.
By writing out the individual
steps, and then crossing
each one off as you
complete it, you’ll realize
that you are making
progress towards your
ultimate goal. This is
especially important if your
goal is big and demanding,
or long-term. Read our
article on
Action Plans
for more on how to do this.
5. Stick With It!
Remember, goal setting is
an ongoing activity not just
a means to an end. Build in
reminders to keep yourself
on track, and make regular
time-slots available to
review your goals. Your
end destination may remain
quite similar over the long
term, but the action plan
you set for yourself along
the way can change
significantly. Make sure the
relevance, value, and
necessity remain high.
Key Points
Goal setting is much more
than simply saying you
want something to happen.
Unless you clearly define
exactly what you want and
understand why you want it
the first place, your odds
of success are
considerably reduced. By
following the Five Golden
Rules of Goal Setting you
can set goals with
confidence and enjoy the
satisfaction that comes
along with knowing you
achieved what you set out
to do.
So, what will you decide to
accomplish today?

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1,160 thoughts on “GOLDEN RULES TO SUCCESS

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