Goal Setting

Goalsetting Tips as 2021 Begins


If you’re planning to bounce back this 2021 and want to set goals for yourself, then read on as we share some helpful goal-setting tips. 

This year has been very challenging for all of us. Many have lost their jobs, businesses, and even the lives of people close to them. It’s hard to imagine, but the year is about to end and finally, we are seeing some good news because of the approval of vaccines.

Helpful Tips to Achieve Your Goals in 2021

Get clear on your “Why”

This is the first goal-setting tip you need to do, you need to get clear on why you want to achieve your goals. Know the reason behind it and why it’s important to you. 

To give you an example, if your goal for 2021 is to get fit, know the reason why you want to get fit. Is it because all your friends are planning to do it? Or is it because you want to look good and become healthier? 

Knowing the reason why you want to achieve your goal is what will motivate you and will give you a sense of purpose. It should be something that you really care about and will make you a better person. 

Write down your goals

When you don’t have something in writing then it simply doesn’t exist. Writing down your goals is like writing a contract or agreement with yourself that you are committed to achieving those goals. It will help you hold yourself accountable and will help to track your progress along the way. 

Another reason why you need to put it in writing is for you to be constantly reminded. A lot of things happen to us every day and you don’t want your goals to just slip your mind. Seeing your goal often will not only help you remember it but also help you to stay on track. 

Have a specific goal and plan 

Going back to our example of getting fit, you need to be more specific and have a target weight instead. In this way, you can create a plan and necessary steps you can take to achieve your desired weight. When you have a specific goal, it will also be easier to track and you’ll be able to know if you already reached that goal. 

If your goal is to save money this coming year, be specific, and set a target amount. If you’re planning to save $20,000 at the end of 2021, you can break this amount on per month basis. So you only need to save $1,667 per month to reach your goal. Basically, each month would be a step that gets you closer to your overall goal. 

Share your goals with people you trust

Another goal-setting tip is sharing your goals with people you trust can help you increase the possibility of achieving them. Why do we say so? If you set goals and don’t share them with anyone, it’s no big deal if you don’t achieve them as you would be the only person who knew about your secret goal. You would want to achieve your goal because you don’t want to be seen as someone who can’t walk the talk. 

Having someone that knows your goal can also see your progress and may give you some tips and feedback. They might also be interested in your goals and decide to join you in achieving them. You can have accountability partners that can remind you if you lost interest or motivation along the way. 

Make sure to review your goals

Your goals are an ongoing process and constantly reviewing them is imperative if you want to succeed. As you move along in reaching them, taking time to review your progress will help you stay on track and will help prevent you from losing focus. 

Reviewing your goals will subconsciously help your mind remember and retain that information. You will also able to revisit the plans you made on how to achieve them. Set aside time for your review. Make sure you are in no rush and your environment is conducive to a quiet reflection.

Final Note 

Setting goals for yourself is one of the best things you can do not only this coming new year but in your entire life. Our goals are one of the reasons why we wake up each day motivated to work on something. Goals help us live our life to the fullest. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. By knowing precisely what you want to achieve, you will know where you have to concentrate your efforts.

Goal Setting

How To Commit To The Goals You Set For Yourself: Your Ultimate Guide


The words goals and commitment are always connected in every aspect of life. Goals are often associated with personal achievements, future ideals, and career successes. Commitment gives a sense of responsibility and perseverance to ourselves and the thing we earnestly aspire. What steps have you taken to commit to the goals you set?

Have you ever thought of the things you want in life? Did you stay committed to the plans for your goals? It feels extremely frustrating when you fail on those plans, right? Things happen. It is a never-ending goal setting, trying and pushing ourselves to our limits, failing and then eventually, succeeding. 

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“Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine.” – Jack Ma

Do not be deterred from your goals and plans. In this article, I have come up with an ultimate foolproof guide on how to stay committed to the goals you set without making constant alterations. 

  • Breakdown Your goal

Big GOALS -> current sub-goals -> specific actions

Once you’ve chosen a goal, broke it into small sub-goals and tasks it will be much easier to commit to goals. Come up with a clear and well-defined broad goal then try having a minimal breakdown of sub-goals. And yep, don’t bother planning every step. Listing down specific actions that support these sub-goals would suffice. At the end of the day, once you’ve done those specified actions you are a step closer to your goals. 

  • Doing Over Learning

Learning is a constant process. Whatever we do in life, requires us to learn something new. In the course of committing to the goals, it is best to prioritize doing over learning. There’s always room for growth and learning. Learn as you go, just when you need it. So smash those learning time barriers that are keeping you from doing. Don’t waste your time learning everything in advance, unless you possess some kind of perfect memory (which you most likely don’t). Make things happen by doing and taking the actions you set for. 

  •  “Planning” Time vs. “Doing” Time

Envision achieving your desired goal. Think about the plans and ideas you have in mind. Planning is essential during the entire process. However, you must exert more time and effort working on those plans. Planning sets a clearcut process for you, but spending too much “planning” time will keep you stagnant. Instead, make sure the blocks of “doing” time greatly outnumber the blocks of “planning” time. Always bear in mind that “planning” time is completely different from “doing” time. 

  • Commit yourself to consistency

Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally. It is what you do regularly and consistently. Commit to delivering something regularly. I assure you, it is life-changing.

For many people, planning and learning become a kind of procrastination. No matter how small it is, make sure you take a concrete step towards your goal each day (or week). Never let learning or planning gets in the way of delivering. Mitigate other distractions that would keep you sidetracked, as well. 

  • Be SMART

You may have heard about the SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, Time-bound) across the internet and in books. It seems to be the simplest rule when setting and committing to the goal. Yet, it’s powerful and highly recognized by most people.   

Narrow your scope and specify your goals. Make your goals objectively measurable and actionable. Focus on the life and career you want, then set your goals relevant to it. Again, time is gold. Set deadlines or create a timeline for your goals. 

  • Set Milestones

Think about where you are headed and give yourself less time. If you have measurable goals, then creating significant milestones is stress-free. Mark your calendars with ‘X’ in the future. It keeps on you on track of your daily or weekly progress in the future. If you miss the milestone, shut down the project, no excuses. Then find a project you care enough to finish. 

Claim it and commit to your goals!

Believe in the Law of Attraction. Your thoughts attract reality in your life. The most important outlook to have in mind is claiming that you’re going to achieve your goal even before starting them. Start working on what you want in life with positivity. 

Above all, remain steadfast in pursuit of your goals. Anticipate failures along the way but never give up and never give in. Stay inspired in achieving your goals and always find a reason to keep going.