How to Set Your Life Goals and Hit the Mark

February 14, 2012 by  

It is human to want things and desire for a better life. We all want security in life, whatever form it maybe, financial security, emotional security, spiritual security, etc. We all want to live a secured life where we can have all that we need and a little more for our wants. Again, it is human to desire but most of us fail to recognize that in desiring, we need to set life goals. And in designing the path we want to take towards achieving our desires, we often fail. This is the common waterloo for everybody. We all have a vision of what we want to become and what we want to achieve, yet our life goals are not properly set. So how do we set life goals?

In setting life goals, there is no such thing as right or wrong. It has no exact mathematical equation or formula that you should follow. Dreams and ambitions are made up of personalized bricks, therefore the approach on how to set life goals could vary as well. Here are some tips that you should consider in setting life goals.

1. Have a strong desire for what you are aiming for. Make sure that when you embark on something, it is a goal you want for yourself. It should not be imposed, pressed, or instilled into you by your parents, friends, and peers. Want something for yourself and make sure that you really want it. The tendency is that, when you really don’t want something and you move towards it, a simple setback will throw you out of balance. And since you didn’t want it that hard, you can just let go of this dream, throwing all your exerted effort, time and resources out of the window.

2. Identify areas for improvement and ways of overcoming obstacles in life. The most common fault with setting life goals is that we assume a safe passage towards it. We predict a smooth sailing journey when in reality is it not. Constraints and obstacles are always there, unpredictable and fortuitous. So get your umbrellas ready before it even starts to rain.

3. Reach for the highest star. When you set your goals, make sure to target for the best goal there is. Don’t settle for anything less than what you are. Humans are bound to greater possibilities, make the impossible possible. If you settle for less, you will get lesser. Aim high and hit the mark as they say.

4. Motivate yourself all the time. We don’t need motivation from others for we will always hear skeptics all around us. If we listen to them, we will surely not get where we want to be heading. Motivate yourself to be better every day. Win over skeptics and hit the target.

These are just few general points on how we can be better in achieving and setting our life goals. If we take this up and live around it, we will have a greater chance of getting there. You have the power to be and do all that you set your mind to. I hope these words have been a blessing to you and may it help keep you on the road called success.

Remember – You Are More Powerful Than You Know!

Brian K. Bailey and Iyabunmi Moore

Your IMpowerment Coaches

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