How many times have you set your sights on a specific goal that never materialized for one reason or another? You may have started out with every good intention and telling yourself that you can do it or anything that you set your mind too. In fact, reminding yourself of that belief silently daily or to voicing it aloud to yourself in the mirror does help build confidence that provides better composure instead of tensing up at the thought of targeting that goal, but it also cannot be enough for realistic personal goal setting.
To bring those desires forward, you need to closely examine how you target that goal is first. Have what you are striving for is at the center. Having faith that within you that the goal, you are aiming for is possible does matter. But it fails when faced with obstacles that may question your will and ability to actually meet that objective. Therefore, you need to be honest if you are also prepared to obtain that goal when faced with obstacles is a second priority when goal setting.
You just can’t wish for something such as a high-level position without being able to perform what is required in that job. Another obstacle that you need to consider that could stand in your way of acquiring that goal is also reviewing how many other things are you doing at the same time that could cause your perseverance to falter. After all, humans are not machines like sophisticated computers that can be programmed and lack emotions when the going gets rough. Know your strengths and weakness as well as time restraints before committing to a goal is a more practical approach when goal setting.
Once you finish targeting your goal and analyzing your likely response to obstacles, it is time to plan how would deal with those snags instead of losing that incentive and giving up on the goal. I found what helps is to ask yourself a question first and plan for how you would handle it can make a difference to keep confidence levels up and motivation strong.
Figuring out a road map that can keep you on a steady course toward your goals works in my opinion because it helps maintain your focus. In addition, it also makes you feel that you are in more control of your own future than being a victim of events.
Hopefully, these personal goal setting tips that I found useful in my own life will help you as much as it did for me.