Successful start formulating good objectives. The preparation of good targets consists of 7 steps. Formulation of good objectives often begins with a vision and mission. This long term objectives are then distilled. These objectives are in smaller cut and SMART objectives formulated.
Step 1: the big picture over the long term
The preparation of good targets works best if you approach the same goals as a company would do. Formulate goals so in the form of a vision and mission. It is often easier for a vision and mission, to prepare yourself now than in the short term to know what you want to achieve. Think about where you want to stand 5 or 10 years. What do you have achieved in your work? Would you for example part-time work, or maybe full time? Would you get married or live together? What would you like to do at work? How should people over 5 or 10 years you see? Where do you want really well at? Do you have a certain power up? Try the situation in the long term as well as possible on paper. It is advisable to really pin your future mission and vision on paper. Even better would be to your vision and mission to speak. Finally, try this future mission and vision in 1 sentence summary. Remind yourself regularly to you on this vision and mission by regularly reading or listening.
Step 2: Divide the future into several objectives
Divide the vision you have set into several smaller goals in an area. These smaller goals in various areas, for example, can work and private. Perhaps you can include these areas are further subdivisions.
Step 3: Divide the long-term goal into smaller goals within a shorter period
Use the various objectives in step 2 are formulated to shorter-term objectives to formulate. A goal can be for example 10,000 euro savings over 10 years. What does this objective for the coming year? How much should you save the coming year? If you know how much you must save each year, which means savings for your behavior on a monthly basis? How much should you now save more per month than you do now? Try step 3 in the situation and short-term objectives as clearly as possible.
Step 4: Do not make too many objectives
A pitfall is to make very many goals. Try just a few goals. A limited number of objectives ensure that you yourself can concentrate better. Also make sure that goals are aligned. Higher incomes in a more challenging position, probably ensures that your work is challenging and fun and you can save more. Allows you might catch two goals in 1 hit. On the one hand the objective of better work to do and also your goal of getting more money per month to spare.
Step 5: Make the goals SMART, or use what MAGIC
If you have an overall picture of the long and short term goals, make your goals SMART, or use some magic. Both the SMART and MAGIC method are proven methods to formulate your goals very clear. SMART stands for specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and verifiable. It is a lot SMARTER. MAGIC stands for Measurable, Acceptable, Communicated, inspiring and engaging. Measurable means that you measure your goal clearly. Acceptable means that people in your immediate environment (and you) can find it in your objective. If you are abroad can get more income, but your whole family to this move, the goal is not acceptable. Communicated means that the people in your immediate vicinity of your objective failed. Inspiring and engaging means that you and your environment can find themselves completely and you want to help in achieving your goals.
Step 6: Create the positive goals
Try the objectives in a positive way to write. Less money is a goal that is not positive defined. Monthly 10 Euro more savings is a goal that is more positive wording. “Do not eat chocolate”. It is also a negatively-worded objective. “Instead of eating chocolate healthy and tasty alternatives”. It is a positively worded objective. “No purchases, which I can not afford”. It is also a negatively-worded objective. “A savings plan set up for stuff that we like it”. It is a positively worded objective.
Step 7: Start with the first step
Now you have clear objectives, it is necessary to make an action plan. The action plan should your eyes for the various actions that are necessary for your goals. In your action plan on how you handle disappointment, because disappointment will inevitably cross your path in achieving your goals. Divide your plan into small manageable actions. Take these actions specific as possible and make them a regular part of your weekly schedule. Reflect regularly on these actions and how these actions have ensured that you have achieved a goal. Now you are clear about your goals and the actions you will take in, you can actually go up the first step!