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How To Set Life Goals For 2018

Today we are going to learning about a pivotal life skill, How To Set Your Life Goals – It’s Your Time To Shine, Grow and be SMART.

I am reminded of this saying “As somethings end, somethings begin”. While 2017 was a great year to some individuals, for many, however, calling 2017 a bad year might just be an understatement. With only a few days remaining in 2017, you should be ready to embrace 2018. This is the time to set new life goals. Have you ever heard the cliché New year, new me’? Well, this statement can enable you to achieve your life goals in 2018 if you set them right.

Before taking any step, you should reflect on where you excelled and what prevented you from growing in 2017. Remember, failure doesn’t mean it’s the end. Keep trying to achieve your goals. Think bigger and be confident that you can do better in 2018.

  1. The Million Dollar Question

This is what you should do before taking any step. Ask yourself the 100-year-old question. As your life ends, what would you have wanted to accomplish in both your career and life? Don’t think too hard. Just take a paper and a pen and start listing down the 5 things that will come to your mind.

With the 5 things listed down, take a closer look at each of them and ask yourself why each of them is important to you. In doing so, you will start working from the end back to the start.

  1. Aim to grow and expand

As a woman, you shouldn’t assume that the goals will enable you to grow automatically. Keep in mind that time waits for no king and if you don’t do something now, you will definitely be stuck in 2017. To expand yourself and career, you should be deliberate and purposeful about growing. Start off by looking for a personal development coach and get tips on how to take your life and business to the next level. Be flexible to stretch to above and beyond.

  1. Design and expansion plan

a simple mindmap with questions (what, when, where, why, how, who) to solve a problem posted with colorful sticky notes on blackboard

2018 is your year. There is no doubt in that. However, most women allow doubt and confusion to step in when they don’t know how and what they will achieve. This is very common when people start something new. Create an expansion plan which will protect you from these two success predators. If you know what you want, the universe will grant you opportunities beyond your expectations.

  1. It’s your time to shine

Fearful thoughts such as It’s not the right time’ or Will I make it’ should be left in 2015. In case you start having doubt in yourself, step forth and do what you intend to do. This enables you to get closer and closer to your life goals. Don’t take too long to respond. Act quickly and be wise in your decisions. The longer you wait, the higher the chances of failing.

  1. Be open-minded

Everything has flaws. You should expect some mistakes along the way. Discover where you went wrong and flaws in your expansion plan. This will make it easier for you to know exactly what you need to improve in your plan.

Conclusion

As a woman, you should also be SMART. There is no other way around this. The SMART principle stands for:

  • S – Specific
  • M – Measurable
  • A – Attainable
  • R – Relevant
  • T – Time Driven.

SMART-goals

By embracing the above tips, your 2018 will definitely be the year you have been waiting for.

 

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