Work stress is common, and in fact, a little bit of it isn’t such a bad thing. A little bit of stress can help you stay focused. Do you know what you want to accomplish by the end of the day? Or in 5 years? If you want to succeed, you need to set goals. In order to accomplish your goals, you need to know how to set them.
Knowing how to set them will provide you with direction and formulate goals that you can accomplish. Here are a few ways to set goals, and actually make them happen.
Put Your Goals in Writing
When you physically write a goal out, it makes it real. It’s no longer just a thought, it’s something you’re intentionally trying to accomplish.
Make an Action Plan
Write each individual step it will take to achieve your goal and cross the steps out as you complete them. This will help motivate you, especially if you have a big goal. It will also help keep you on track.
Set Goals That Motivate You
If you have little to no interest in the outcome, it’s unlikely you’ll put in the work to make your goal happen.
Find out what the high priorities are in your life, and set a goal that relates to them.