“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.” ― Albert Einstein

 

Here are 3 goal setting tips that actually work! All of these tips can add value to your goal-setting experience, and can help to make your efforts more streamlined and efficient.

 

1… Set short, medium, and long term goals

When you set a long-term goal, it is always a good idea to set a series of medium and short term goals along with it as well. This will help to keep you from experiencing the frustration that can set in when you try to achieve a big goal all at once. Short and mid-term goals serve as destination markers along the path that lead toward where you eventually want to be. Making a plan is a good thing, but setting these short and medium-term goals along with it can make it even easier to stay focused and on track.

 

2… Set realistic goals

Every successful goal-setter knows that setting goals that are unrealistic usually results in failure. This doesn’t mean that you should ‘aim low’ or doubt your ability to achieve what you set out to do, but it does mean that you should be rational and settle in for a long-term commitment as opposed to adopting the ‘fast and furious’ mentality. Remember… slow and steady wins the race!

 

3… Write down your goals and look at them every morning

Reviewing your goals when you wake up in the morning is one of the best habits that you can get into because it will help you to get your priorities in order as you start your day. Keeping your goals fresh on your mind will remind you to work hard because it will remind you of what you will achieve if you stick with it.