How to Set Annual Goals

START EARLY

The early bird catches the worm. Starting a goal is as important as completing it. You have to start well and maintain your goals with the stamina needed to end well. Your goals must be attainable within a year. A professional course. A pregnancy. A web-based enterprise. All these are within the 365-day or 12-month frame. Refrain from anything that takes longer than that. That will require a different kind of planning.

BREAK YOUR GOALS INTO PARTS

Psyche yourself to stay on course for the long haul. The pursuit of your goals have a beginning, stretch and finish. It is easy to give up during the stretch. Prepare yourself to work harder. If things do not go according to plan, catch them with an alternative plan. Breaking the pursuit of your annual goals into parts will give you the ability to focus when things reaches that stage.

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE THE PASSAGE OF TIME

You might think a year is enough time to slack off and catch up later. 365 days is not enough if your goals require tenacity. So do yourself a favor. Make time your coach. Give your optimal performance every time and keep your eyes on the prize. There will no stopping anywhere.

DO NOT RELENT

Some times, your goals might seem foolish to those closest to you. Respectfully reject their negativity. Determine for yourself not to be derailed from your course. Accept assistance offered to you for the execution of your goals. Your stick-to-it attitude will pay off in the end.

NO PROCRASTINATION

You cannot give yourself any reason to postpone. You might never get the chance at this goal again. You cannot be the author of your own unhappiness. Your goal was made for a reason: to make your life better. Don’t sabotage it.

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