Tuesday, September 04, 2007

goals: setting, keeping, achieving


's It’s been a crazy couple of months.

I’ve taken on more work this semester at uni and it’s been hectic. In a strange way though I’ve really enjoyed being busy again. I complain a lot, but deep down I thrive on it. I guess being busy makes people feel as though their important. That’s the only explanation I can come up with for why people put themselves through stressful jobs.

Anyways.

I’ve been very busy and it’s only going to get busier from here on in. next week is mid-semester exams with a few assignments thrown in for good measure.

Goals are vital in keeping focused. No arguments about that. I’m big on goal setting because I believe that it’s an important tool not just to use for business and personal lives, but for the mind. If you have a goal in the back of your mind that you’re working towards it makes the crap times that much easier to deal with.

I’m talking here about long and short tem goals.

As important as goals are, it’s more important that, when you achieve your goal you have another one ready to go. Don’t stagnate, it’s easy to do.

Some of my goals at the moment were / are
- Get a scooter
- Complete uni studies
- Work overseas someplace
- Travel (plan the next backpacking trip)
- Buy a new pair of jeans
- Buy a house
Some of these goals aren’t complex and seem trivial, like ‘get a new pair of jeans’ but it’s all about having short, as well as long term goals. If you’re working towards something that you’re not going to achieve for a few years it’s easy to become disheartened.

I like to look at things in intervals of 1, 3, and 5 years. I picture myself, where I want to be and what I want to have achieved by then and I work out goals accordingly. These goals are never written in stone and I’m constantly changing and updating them.

Visualise yourself sometime in the future, workout what you need to do to get there, work towards that.

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