Your actions, like your goals, need to be planned. Your actions, no matter how small, has a big effect on the outcome of your plans. That is especially true if you do it everyday. So if you only browse through your Facebook friends' status everyday instead of replacing that habit with an action that gets you closer to your goal, chances are you are never going to make it. Don't leave it out to chance.
So let's take a look back on the goals you've set. First, make sure that your goals meet the following criteria.
- You have identified each goal to be very specific.
- You have set a time limit to achieve each goal, I like to set my time limits quarterly (every 3 months) and there are 4 quarters in 1 year. I set my mind to work on the short-term goals first.
- You have identified "your role" in that goal. Is it personal, family-related or career related? This could help you in your "prioritization".
I have set a goal to make 3 YouTube videos during the first quarter. I have set this goal to be a personal matter. In order to do that and having identified the impediments to make 3 successful YouTube uploads, I have to do the following:
- Buy 4 MultiMediaCard (MMC) for data storage. I don't like going to the computer back and forth just to free up space.
- Buy a memory card reader (as I have to go somewhere with a fast Internet connection to upload my vids).
- I identified what I'm going to feature on each video. I'll be making an outline on what to say (I do commentaries) and in what order.
- Make 1 YouTube video every month (so 3 videos on the first quarter).
One last thing I want to point out is to make sure that you have written down your goals. Everyday, when I get the time to sit and think about other things, I pull out my notebook where I've written down all my goals for this year and retrospect. Try to look back and see if your actions are inline with your goals. If not, try to change them.
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