The 5 Principles of Successful Goal Setting

June 15, 2021

Do you have a vision or a goal that you want to achieve, but have no idea how to get there? That’s where goal setting comes into play. The goals that you create are the first step towards planning for the future. We all may know what we want but sometimes we need a bit of help getting there. First, let's understand what goal setting is. 

Goal setting is a powerful motivator, and can look very different depending on the individuals lifestyle, values and definition of success. Your goals are unique to you and don't need to look like anyone else's. It comes down to the process of identifying something you want to accomplish and establishing measurable objectives and timeframes to help you achieve it (e.g. achieving financial freedom, adopting a healthy diet). 

Why is setting goals important?
  • It helps you focus on what's truly important to you
  • Measures progress
  • Helps overcome procrastination 
  • Helps visualize dreams 
  • Keeps you accountable 
  • Increases motivation
  • Enforces growth
  • Enhances self-efficacy and self-confidence

Now that we are aware of why it's important to set goals let's learn how to turn those dreams into reality. Follow these 5 principles for successful goal setting: 

Now that we understand the principles to successful goal strategies, here is a goal setting planner you can download that will help you organize and visualize your goals. Did you know that you are 42 percent more likely to achieve your goals if you write them down? 

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