When you were a kid, was it easy for you to get what you want when asking for material things to your parents? How cool would it be if it were but how would you be if it was otherwise?
Honestly, I don’t remember most of my childhood memories and I probably intended to forget them already. I grew up on different places, met a lot of people I have forgotten about, my memory was not that vivid on this part.
Then, as a student I didn’t know anything about goal-settings all I knew was to pass the subject and that’s it you’re done.
I thought that to know more about your abilities is plainly through the feedback of others only, I relied to this but I was wrong I didn’t listen to my inner voice. Because of this, I had no confidence carrying myself in the crowd because I didn’t know who I was deeply. I didn’t know where to go, I had no guidance on knowing myself and what I wanted in life. That’s why I was not always clear on my goals.
When life threw me rocks that’s when my life really started and it was a challenging transition from being just a teenager to being a young adult of the society. Still young at heart, I didn’t know nothing about planning and preparing for the future, I was living from day to day just thinking of what to eat and where to go. I wish I could have explored my talents more instead but I learned that it’s not always too late to explore things regardless of your age.
Do you have a clear end in mind when it comes to what you want to achieve?
SMART goals may be your bestfriend when setting up your own and this has been my since I started living with a purpose.
Specific. This is the “detail” of your goal. Ask yourself first what is it exactly you wanted to reach. For example, buying the new gaming laptop now this is your what and then move to its specific details. Intel core i7, 4GB RAM, 2TB HDD. Now these are your specifics.
Measurable. Now first thing that may come into your mind is the monetary value of your goal, yes and that this is just one of them. You may want to know how much will it cost you and how much the laptop is in the market.
Attainable. Is getting a gaming laptop achievable for you? You may want to ask yourself, what is the probability of your getting your gaming laptop? If you are a college student and aiming for a hi-end gaming laptop, how realistic it is for you to get what you want?
Relevant. Being a college student aiming for a hi-end gaming laptop, how relevant will it be for you in your daily life when you get one? Will it align to your other set goals in your career?
Time bound. You may want to set a deadline for your goal because a goal without a deadline will remain a dream for you.
Now that you are guided to draft your goal, are you ready for the challenges you may face along the way? Dream stealers, rejection, deception, negativity. These are some of the few things you may want to prepare for.
On my next blog, I will cover the challenges on reaching for your goals. Cheers!