We all have at least one goal we are working towards. This might be to finish or expand our secondary education, advance in our career, improve our relationships, or work through an inner-personal matter. Whatever the goal may be we must make sure we are setting the right goals for the right reasons.
Your Goal Should Be About You
Even if achieving your goal will be beneficial to the entire family, such as getting a promotion at work, it must be a goal you sincerely desire. Sometimes when we set a well-intentioned goal for our family unit, we lose sight of what comes naturally to us. If we instead set our goals by achieving our dreams the end result is more fulfilling and often more beneficial for all.
Life Is Meant To Flow
Yes, we have to be willing to put in the work but a good sign that a goal is not the right fit is if it feels unnatural. I’m not talking about the challenge that comes with learning a required skill or new technology, but to whether or not the goal as a whole feels like you. Every goal you set should excite you. If your current goals don’t lead to fulfillment it might be time to reassess.
Outside Of The Box Is Ok
Most of us are unconsciously working toward ticking off a list of similar goals. Bigger house, more expensive car, higher paycheck, and more material things. While these can certainly be your goals, don’t lose sight of yourself as you work toward achieving them. Most importantly, keep your mind open to thinking outside of the box—where possibilities are unlimited.
As you work toward your goal, ensure that your plan of action is clearly mapped out with measurable milestones. This will help to keep you on track and give you something to celebrate along the way!