Are you forever trying to accomplish things but never seeming to get them done? You know you should set some goals but you don't know how to get started? Here is an easy way for you to set goals. Each step is represented by a letter form word GOALS.
The GET Step
Decide what it is you want to get. Do you want to get a new car? A degree? Better at something? Do you want to get away from it all on a vacation? Decide what it is you want to get and write it down. Make a list of all things you’d like to do and be, a list of all places you want to go, and things you want to accomplish.
The ORGANIZE Step
Organize your plan. First develop a plan by listing every step that it will take to get you what you want. One easy way of doing this is to imagine yourself as having already attained your goal. Then “look back” and make note of all steps it took you to get there. Don’t worry about order yet; just list as many steps as you can think of.
Now, organize your plan by prioritizing your list. Make a list of order that will best accomplish your goal. For instance, if your goal is to get to Hawaii you would need to plan dates before you make hotel reservations. You would need to have a plan for saving money before you booked your plane. If some of items on your list look overwhelming, break them down into smaller pieces. If you want to write a book, break it down. Start with table of contents. Write a chapter a month. Write four pages per day. Make each task manageable.
The ACTION Step
Take some action every day to move you toward your goals. Every week write down three or four things that are most important to do to move you toward your goals and plan when to do them. Then do them.