Failure to plan is planning to fail.
- John Wooden
Setting goals creates challenges that can motivate you to go after your dreams and move into action. But the most important thing about goals is that they are yours. Trying to live up to the expectations of parents and mentors may not make you happy or work towards fulfilling your own dreams. This is your life to live and it’s much easier to be motivated to study when you strive toward goals that are personally meaningful. So let’s get started:
- Put your goals in writing—What do you want to accomplish this year?
- Make a list—Be specific and realistic.
- Set a reasonable deadline to reach each goal.
- Divide and conquer—Break each goal into smaller steps.
- Share your goals with a roommate, family member or friend—Being accountable to another person makes you more likely to follow through and meet your goals.
Meeting your goals isn’t always easy. When hiccups happen know that you can always revise and adjust your original goals as needed. The most important part is to keep working toward your goals.
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