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How To Set Achievable Goals For The Year 2020

Updated on January 24, 2020

Goal setting is a simple process. However, achieving these set goals is a problem that the majority of people face. This problem is brought about by the fact that the goals being set are not achievable, and are therefore unrealistic. The goals you set will need a reason or motivation and will create a positive change in your life once achieved. Goal setting has the effect of improving the quality of your present state of mind, giving you greater clarity and focus. The following 6 tips serve as a guide to help you set achievable and realistic goals this year of 2020:

1. Be Specific

Focus on what you really want to achieve in the long term. Do this by carefully considering the aspects of your life that you wish to enhance and make a list. This will prove to be very important since if you write nothing down, nothing will happen. Jotting down your goals makes you think about them more frequently and makes them easier to achieve.

2. Be Realistic

Consider how realistic and achievable your goal actually is. For more challenging goals, you may need to consider changing your lifestyle. For example, if your goal is writing a book, you will need to find the time to write and therefore may need to reduce your interactions with people. For a goal like this to become achievable, you may also opt to join a club or start a group of your own. You can also try attending a short writing course.

3. Break down Your Goals

The actions you take to achieve your ambition will be like mini-goals. These mini-goals will be an encouragement as you move along your journey of achieving your major goals. They can also act as stepping stones, as they will indicate what you will be required to do and what others will be required to do.

4. Review

Set aside some time to review each of your goals. This can be done weekly or at a different frequency, depending on your goals. Evaluate them and write down your thoughts, as this will help you to identify things that could be holding you back from achieving your ambitions.

5. Use Yourself as a Mentor

Get a notebook or diary and make regular entries. Every time you make progress, be sure to finish your entry with a positive affirmation. This affirmation goes a long way in encouraging you to continue when the going gets rough.

6. Flexibility

Be flexible when creating your goals, bearing in mind that change can come and shift the way you look at things. This flexibility will also allow you to be kind to yourself and monitor your own needs beyond the goals you have set.

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    • beatrice2013 profile imageAUTHOR

      Beatrice Brenda Simiyu 

      15 months ago from Kenya

      Eric,

      Thanks for your comment and Happy New Year

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      15 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Excellent timing as this is my immediate family's New Years day, Chuc mung Nam Moy. I will write a long list this morning and then cut it down to more realistic goals.

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