5 keys to empower the achievement of personal goals
Several keys to facilitate and enhance your ability to achieve the goals that are important to you.
Achieving goals is a complex process that must be adapted to each particular challenge.However, there are some useful strategies that can help to boost this kind of projects.
Here we will see the most important and useful ones, which are the ones used in coaching, explained in a summarized way so that you can apply them to what matters to you and what you want to achieve.
Tips and guidelines to enhance the achievement of personal goals.
Follow these strategies to make it easier for you to achieve the goals you set that are important to you.
1. Start formulating your goal
At this stage it is not necessary to go into great detail about this goal. (we will do that in the steps after this one), but the one requirement you do need to meet is to be beyond your comfort zone. The comfort zone is the area between the boundaries between what we know we do well and are familiar with and what is unfamiliar and challenging to adapt to.
Having a rough idea of what it is in our case and what kind of experiences and skills it includes is essential to improve ourselves and boost our personal development.
If you do not think specifically about this, you will tend to lower your expectations and, by inertia, your goal will be closer and closer to the mastery of those things you already know you are capable of doing without any problem, because you have done them before. But what it is all about is improving your results or making a qualitative leap in what you do, either because you have never done anything like it before or because it involves taking on a very significant challenge for you in those things you are good at.
2. Define your vision
It is necessary to go detailing what you want to achieve is necessary not only to achieve it, but also to make this process easier for you. also to make it easier for this process to motivate you..
2.1. Establish your preferences and priorities
This will help you know where to invest more resources, time and effort.
2.2. Set concrete goals
Move from the general to the concrete, so that later it will be easy for you to measure your progress and know if you are doing well or not.
2.3. Establish the values from which your project is going to emerge
In this way you will not find yourself in situations that put you in the dilemma of going against what is important to you and what you believe in.
2.4. Define what you can and cannot sacrifice to achieve it.
This way, you will have an approximate idea of how far you can go if you notice that you need to dedicate yourself to that project even more than you had originally planned.
3. Share with others your goals and your determination to achieve them.
Doing so will serve to make your own social context, those circles of people you expose yourself to in your day-to-day life, act as a motivating as a motivating element by frequently reminding you of everything related to your project and at the same time they can provide you with interesting ideas or even advice.
4. Create an action plan
Having not only a medium- or long-term goal, but also several short-term goals helps to point the way clearly, not to distract you, and to motivate you.
The action plan should include a well-defined chain of tasks and activities that will lead you to your goal, including the time frame you estimate you need to accomplish it.The action plan should include a well-defined chain of tasks and activities that will lead you to your goal, including the necessary time frame you estimate you need to meet to achieve it.
5. Visualize what it is like to achieve your goal
There are several visualization techniques, which serve both to not give in to fears or let them paralyze us, and to be used as self-motivation tools..
They consist of vividly imagining what it would be like to achieve the overall goal you aspire to achieve or one of its main sub-goals. Moreover, some of these techniques are relatively simple and can be used by oneself, in sessions of a few minutes.
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(Updated at Mar 28 / 2023)