Need some help with coming up with a good plan for attaining your goal? Well, you’re in luck! Philip McGraw has given us seven points that should be covered in order to achieve our goals successfully.
- Be specific as to what your goal is in terms of behaviors and events. For example, “I want to find a work from home job that will enable me to get off of Social Security Disability Income Benefits!”
- Create a time line that will enable you to measure your goal. For example, “Take one hour each morning to find a profitable work from home job that I can perform. Then, once I’ve established, what work from home job will provide the income I need; take job, work at it and achieve my goal of getting off SSDI.”
- Give a clear timeline to your goal. In other words; write down how long it should take you to accomplish what you want, “Realistically!”
- Choose a goal you can control. Things like going back to school, getting the house cleaned out or perhaps buying a new car are all things that fall under our control reasonably well.
- Come up with an action plan, complete with time schedule, which will get you to your goal. I think you get the idea here, “Right?”
- Lay out your goal in terms of steps. You’ll be writing out a to-do list of the things that you must accomplish in order to achieve your goal. Then you’ll be setting out to accomplish each of these steps individually.
- Find a person that you can report your progress to in achieving your goal. If we attempt to do things all on our own it’s pretty easy to get side-tracked. So if we have someone holding us accountable for what we say we’re going to do we are more than likely going to be successful at a faster pace.
As you are doing all of this; don’t forget to consider how it will feel to accomplish your goal. Imagine what your life will be like once it’s complete and write it down!