Setting Good Goals to Become More Prosperous in Life

Setting Good Goals to Become More Prosperous in LifeWe all have dreams that we want to come true. From our childhood, we can remember the ambitions that we had, not just for simple things at school, but also for what we wanted in our future lives. Remember the time when you dreamed of becoming an award-winning chef? A doctor? Or perhaps the top executive of an international company?

Our dreams motivate us to do more and to pursue what we want. However, when we fail to achieve our goals, it’s upsetting, and we can become disappointed in ourselves.  We start to feel less successful, which can lead to negativity in other things we do.

Unrealistic goals can often lead to failure. If you set goals that are too high or too improbable, you end up actually overpowering your strengths because there are no immediate benchmarks to help pull you past your limitations. This can cause you to struggle and even give up if you think your goals are too far beyond your reach.

What you need to do is to set smart goals in your life, so you are able to experience doses of success as you achieve little things along the way. Realistic goals are easier to achieve and inspire you to create bigger, more challenging goals.  You realize you are capable, which increases your strength and drive. Consequently, this results in success and prosperity in our life.

To help you create good goals in life, here are a few tips to follow:

  • Express your goals positively. Encourage positivity in your life by expressing your goals in an affirmative tone, not in a negative one. For instance, instead of saying, “I will not eat any more junk food,” you can say, “I will eat more vegetables and fruits.” Positive goals are more inspiring than negative goals.
  • Know your priorities. What are your top three priorities in life? There are so many things that vie for your attention, but you only have a certain amount of time in a day to get to all of them. If you focus on our priorities and set goals based on those concerns, you will be able to create more satisfying and achievable goals.
  • Have SMART goals. SMART means Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant and Time-bound. Be more specific in what you want to achieve, but make sure that it is measurable and attainable. In addition, make sure that it is relevant to your life now and set a time limit, so you can hold yourself accountable and become more determined to achieve it.
  • Set aside time to reassess your goals regularly. Remind yourself of what you want and why do you want it, so you can be sure it is still relevant as things change in your life. If you continually assess your goals, you would be able to steer yourself in the right direction and achieve your dreams.

Goals keep us inspired and working hard in our lives. Once we achieve our goals, we feel more satisfied and motivated to do more. Encourage success and prosperity in your life right now by setting good goals.

-M. Germaine Parra
D.C. Area RealtorFeng Shui Consultant
Licensed in DC, MD and VA
Long and Foster Realtors
6862 Elm Street Office, McLean, VA  22101
Fax:   703-873-1901
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