It’s relatively easy to set your goals, even if you have never done it or not done it much before. You start by breaking down a broad mission a dream into workable smaller parts. You begin by writing down your broad mission and dream goals so you can create goals today that will put you on the path of achieving these long-range goals. Put a specific date by each goal that represents when you would like to have it achieved. The more short-term goals you create, the better, because it will fill you with more confidence as you achieve them on your road to even greater success. Keep in mind that just writing all your professional and personal goals out on paper is not exactly a great accomplishment, in itself. True, by thinking your plan through this far you have already done more than the average dreamer out there. Thinking is not exactly doing though, is it? What really matters, and what will make you ultimately successful in life, is taking action.
This is why it’s important to write down your goals with specific target dates for completion. When you do this, it will help you actually accomplish your goals. When you accomplish your short-term goals you know that you are on the path to achieving your long-range goals. How would you feel to know this? How would it feel to know that you are more consistently achieving your goals?