Some of my followers are aware I am currently undertaking a part time Commerce degree at the University of WA. I have always been a very motivated person and a bit of a self-confessed ‘geek’ that loves to learn. From a young age I have always had my nose in a book (ok Archie comics don’t count) BUT I was always one to actually enjoy getting homework to do and loved reading.
As my kids are both young, I am not ready to return to the workforce in a full time capacity and I am fortunate enough that, financially, I don’t have to. But this does not stop me wanting to explore new horizons and develop my skills that I do have, hence the reason I am doing the degree. I have loved every bit of the challenges this has bought me so far, researching and writing essays on various management topics. I have set myself a goal that I will complete this degree over a five year period (it can take up to ten years if needed) and this plan is enough to pull me through those exceptionally hard days and weeks when I feel like there is not enough time in the world to get everything done for my family and myself.
I understand everyone is different, but this does me bring me to the topic of my blog, GOAL SETTING. What is the point of setting goals? Having a goal gives you a purpose, something away from your kids, your partner, housework or whatever else it is that keep you coasting along. A goal allows you to take control of your destiny, I don’t believe in good things come to those that wait, you HAVE to work for it, you need to ask for it, and you must be persistent in what you do to ACHIEVE YOUR DREAM. Set your goals using the SMART Method to keep you on track:
S – Specific: WHAT do I want to achieve?
M – Measurable: This need to be set to track the progress and measure the outcome. How much or how many?
A - Attainable- Can I reach my goal? What is the objective? How do I get this done?
R – Relevant – What is the reason?
T – Timeframe – When do I need to get this done by?
E – Evaluate – Was this effective, did I achieve my benchmarks set?
R – Reassess – What can I do better? How can I make this easier?
I never thought about myself as a ‘visual’ person but at the start of this year, after doing some research (thankyou Pinterest) I started my Visions Board. This little IN MY FACE reminder is also a great little management tool helping me to just GET IT DONE. So go on do yourself a favour, set yourself a goal and see how you go. I promise there is no better feeling than ticking things off as you achieve them ;-) , after doing some research (thankyou Pinterest) I started my Visions Board. This little IN MY FACE reminder is also a great little management tool helping me to just GET IT DONE.
So go on do yourself a favour, set yourself a goal and see how you go. I promise there is no better feeling than ticking things off as you achieve them ;-)