What You Need To Know About Setting 2018 Goals That Really Matter

In a few days , 2017 will come to an end. There’s a lot of excitement in the air about the new year because it is a fresh opportunity to achieve your goals.

I’m guessing you have set the goals that you want to achieve in 2018.

But

Do you know that it’s not enough to just set goals?

Setting Goals Is Not Enough

You don’t succeed just because you wish to or because you say so, or write it down. It doesn’t happen like that. It takes more. Before you start implementing any plan, you need to review your life and figure out what you are doing now, or intend to do that will cause you to achieve your goals.

The Bible calls it counting the cost and this is a very important step which a lot of people miss in their haste to accomplish their goals. Then midway they find out that they can’t bear the cost of achieving their goals, or the goal is something they no longer want and abandon it. At the end of the day, valuable resources like time, money and energy have been wasted.

In these last days of 2017, i encourage you, if you haven’t done so already to take some time out and think about all your goals for 2018– business, family, relationships, work etc. Sit down, count the cost and plan.

Ask yourself the following questions;

  • What does the goal mean to me? How bad do I want it? How does  achieving the goal impact my life?
  • What do I need to do in order to achieve that goal? What habits do I need to start doing or stop doing?
  • Based on my current daily routine, can I expect to achieve this goal in 2018? What do I need to spend more or less time doing going forward? – A lot of people spend too much time on what is not important.  Do only things that add value to your life
  • What resources do I need?
  • What sacrifices do I need to make? Will it be less time with my family/friends, longer work hours, getting another degree or certification, money etc? If you want the benefits of something in life, you have to also want the costs.  If you want to lose weight then you have to want the sore muscles. You can’t want the shine without wanting to grind.
  • Are the sacrifices worth the achievement of the goal?
  • Am i willing to do all that is necessary to achieve the goal? If you find yourself always desiring yet nothing happens, then maybe what you actually want is just a fantasy.  Maybe you don’t actually want it at all; because you’re not willing to suffer though the work it’s going to take to achieve it.
  • Will I be satisfied or fulfilled after the achievement of the goal?
  • What does achieving the goal mean for me?
  • Are the people around me helping me or hurting me?The people you surround yourself with play a big part of who you become in life. Don’t hang around people who will bring you down. Decide who you spend the majority of your time with.
  • Am i willing to ignore critics and keep going?
  • Am i willing to keep working towards my goals even when there is no shred of evidence that I’m making progress?
  • Am i willing to be flexible in my approach, even when it means that I may not reach my goal the way that i hoped to?
  • What competing commitments do I have that can distract or stop me from achieving my goals? What am I going to do about those commitments?
  • Anyone can do what is necessary to succeed. But very few will. Are you willing?

Comments are welcome.

Emem Ita

Emem Ita

Hello, my name is Emem. I'm a marketing & social media strategist with a flair for reading, research, pretty shoes and luscious cake.

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Emem Ita
About Emem Ita

Hello, my name is Emem. I'm a marketing & social media strategist with a flair for reading, research, pretty shoes and luscious cake.

I help Entrepreneurs, Coaches & Trainers Move From Struggling Online To;

*Increasing Their Online Visibility & Influence even if they are introverts
*Consistently Attract Customers Online

Download this online customer attraction checklist and start consistently attracting customers online. Click this link to download http://bit.ly/2wwzJ1u

Schedule a free strategy session with me by clicking this link http://bit.ly/2hLXfoC

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