Welcome to Day Five: ACTION
There we’ve learned,
- Why it’s so important, that we should public our New Year’s Resolutions, and how it helps completing our goals faster.
- What all we should public and what’s not ?
- How to public them effectively?
There we also discussed, the fun & serious chart of WHY PUBLIC? , the P-A-D-H-A-G rule.
You can read the complete post, HERE
Today we’ll discuss the “ACTION”. We have learned, making public our goal, helps taking action, but if you’re not clear about, what action need to be taken, then you’ll remain fasten.
So,how do you design or decide on a goal, that helps you taking the right action. Here is how we can achieve that.
Deciding, becoming more consistent in writing, didn’t help me completing my book, but “writing at least thousand word in a day” did.
“Becoming more consistent in writing”. Is that actionable? No. But “writing at least thousand word in a day”? That’s actionable.
One more example: “Becoming more health conscious”. Is that actionable? No. “Exercising thirty minutes a day”, that’s actionable.
Put an action verb, while writing your goal, that helps making it actionable.
I mean align here. We often don’t align our goal with the circumstances. We don’t realize, whether it’s the right time/duration to take this forward. Result, disappointment due to no action.
By circumstances, I mean, for an example, you have a goal, but there are other things, which are important and urgent too, if you don’t, you may loose a lot. So, will you be able to focus on your goal completely? No.
While deciding on a goal, see if it’s aligning to the timing, when you want to achieve them. If you realize, that may not be the right time for the goal, then you should swap it with another goal, which has better probability.
Most of us like to operate in the comfort zone. Why? Because we love to be comfortable, but the problem is nothing great ever happens in the comfort zone, where you’re going to get the satisfaction, where you mean the real growth.
I already have a goal of writing thousand word in a day, By deciding on, writing a blog post each day for the next five days, is nothing, but making it even challenging. The satisfaction which I have today, while I’m writing the last post of my goal, would have never been there, if I had it replaced with my daily writing goal. It’s a social proof, that people love challenges. Your goal need to be challenging enough, to get you the result and satisfaction.
The most popular term used for this is, deadline.
Writing another book in 2016. Am I like setting a goal here? No. It’s rather an aspiration. But what if I say, I want to complete the manuscript by September 15 and publishing by December 25? Here I’m setting a goal. Why? Because, I put a deadline here, made it time-bound. We often miss out differentiating aspiration and goal.
Similarly, writing thousand word in a day, may look like an aspiration, but writing thousand word by 12 noon everyday, is way more effective.
You actually make your goals more effective and easy to achieve, when you make them time-bound.
That’s all for today(day5). Also this is the last post of my goal, help you making 2016, your best year ever. I hope, you found it useful and also you’re going to refer them while making your this year’s resolutions. Happy New Year, All the best best for your future. If you have any further query, you may contact, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org