3 SIMPLE STEPS TO GET STARTED


The best vision is insight.

Malcolm Forbe

A number of people start the year with New Year resolutions; this goes to show a part of our human cardinal need is the desire to make progress, to evolve through change or improvement. You might have to decide on what to stop, embrace, or change to accomplish an aspired dream. Growth is obtainable through developing goals. This is the process of helping to direct a plan for future achievements. Goal setting is a commitment to observable and measurable plan to achieve an objective within a specific timeframe. Goal setting is not just left for organisations or businesses. You should have personal goals to motivate and bring your vision to fruition.

Using the SMART mnemonic acronym is also helpful in setting goals, although there are a number of slightly different variations, these criteria guide our objectives in making SMART goals- Specific, Measurable, Attainable, relevant and time-based.

To set out on your goal, you have to be clear with what you actually want, why you want it and how you intend to get it. I would say that setting personal goals require using mental pictures and inner questioning like:

What do you want?

Is it important to you?

What is available to you?

What are you in control of?

How can you get it done?

When can you start?

I would like to share 3 Simple steps to help you get started.

Write it: Your goals might excite you when you talk about it or share it with others. It might unleash numerous stimulating thoughts or sleepless nights but nothing is more powerful than writing them down on your notebook, mobile phone or any electronic devise. These acts of writing, without outer or inner distraction, where you are under the right atmosphere, would enable you draw out your intention by inspiring your goals in motion. Keeping you in the flow of your vision.

Make it visible: Let your goal be visible having it displayed where you can see it. The more you look at it the more you can visually appreciate it and believe it into reality. If it is covered up somewhere private, tucked in your drawer or hidden in your bookshelf your vision will soon be forgotten. Remember, “out of sight is out of mind” in most cases including planning your goals. Making your vision visible would drive your desire to see all the possibilities of your personal goals become a reality. It will also inspire you to measure your plan of action, how far you’ve attained and when you hope to complete a target.

Start with simple steps: Get started with the process of breaking your action plan into different targets or putting simple plans in place for the day, week, month, quarter and year. This would prevent the frustration of getting bewildered by the complexity of a big goal, whether short term or long term and will give the necessary boost as you attain milestones along the way of achievement.

All the best with your goals this year!

Comments

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Maggie
Thank you Pastor. This is powerful. I am inspired. I like the process of using SMART to set up one's goals. I will definitely use it to set my 2016 goals. Also I am encouraged to use pictures or write my goals down.
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Louis Ovonlen
Great way to begin and make measurable progress in all spheres of life. Thank you
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George Allen
Dear Pastor, Thank you so much for the inspiring message needed for the accomplishment of the year. You are the best as always. PG
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Chisom Ikengwu
Thanks Pastor Anita, may your goals be actualized too as you help actualize ours.
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Peculiar
Thank you Pastor. Working on it???? I will share the testimony of my progress as I make it.
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Chioma Okpara
thank you pastor for sharing
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DEMIANUS OJIJEOGU
Pastor, I have set three (3) goals for myself this year and this your piece will help me on that. Thanks so much, Ma. In the SMART acronym, just as you pointed out that there are a number of slightly different variations, I think I prefer 'Realistic' for 'R' to 'Relevant. I love reading everything from you. Please, keep them coming. Bro. Demian
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Victoria
Thanks and God Bless you.
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Tony
What a great piece. I have my goals set already and I am going start by writing it diwn
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Steffi
Thank you so much for sharing these inspiring thoughts Pastor. "Making your vision visible would drive your desire to see all the possibilities of your personal goals become a reality". This is exactly what goal setting does for me. It is simply deciding a destination and once I know my destination, I will then work out how to get there.
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Anthony Adams
Thanks for sharing Pastor. This resonates with me and it's a timely reminder I have to stay on goal to realise my objectives. Thanks again
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Mustardseed
Am inspired. Thank You!
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Sarudzai
Very true. I wrote my goals in a journal in January and haven't looked at them in months. Wrote something in the journal today but never looked at the goals. So now theiy're going to be plastered on my wall. I need some sticky tape!!!!!
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Smeralda
Beautifully put together for those who want to be SMART.
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Sarudzai
Very true. I wrote my goals in a journal in January and haven't looked at them in months. Wrote something in the journal today but never looked at the goals. So now theiy're going to be plastered on my wall. I need some sticky tape!!!!!