How were the successful people able to work smart doing less but in a better way?  Here are a few strategies you can also adapt to achieve it!

 

Doing more may not lead to success – selective working is the answer

Learn to say no when the task does not lead to your goals

Be passionate about your work –  your productivity will inevitably increase

To-do list

Multitasking may hamper focus

Most important –  Focus

Use productivity tools

Doing less and doing it better is the need of the hour. Smart work not only helps us complete our tasks on time, but it also reserves precious energy to do more jobs that may require our focus and attention later.  Learn to do tasks on a priority basis by preparing to-do lists, etc.  Learn to say no to tasks that do not lead to your goals.  Use productivity tools as and when required.  



Take breaks in between tasks; most importantly, smart work with high focus.  Practice these well, and you will realize how well and quickly you can achieve your goals and objectives in a short period.

“The best lightning rod for your protection is your spine.”
― RALPH WALDO EMERSON

 

Self-belief or self-confidence believes in your ability to achieve the target(s) you have set yourself. This confidence will fill your thoughts, feelings, and values and reflect outside in your views and actions. 

 

Champions strongly believe they can do it!  If you want to attain their mindset, have 100% belief in yourself first! 

 

To build self-confidence, do the following:

  • Motivate yourself until you reach your zenith
  • Take inspiration from champions of present and past
  • Do not surrender to setbacks, obstacles, hurdles, or the negative opinions others have you.
  • Challenge at least one hurdle (personal or external) every day that you think is blocking your path to success
  • If you are your most prominent critic, counter every allegation that the critic makes with positivity
  • Take up a period challenge for handling dejection
  • Teach or train someone in the same field. Your confidence will get an immense boost in the process 

So how can one develop the champion mindset?  Simple, here are some pointers

  • BE CLEAR AND SPECIFIC ABOUT YOUR GOALS 

  • BELIEVE IN YOURSELF

  • MENTAL STRENGTH

  • PHYSICAL STRENGTH

  • DEVELOP GOOD HABITS

  • PRACTICE MINDFULNESS 

  • BREAK YOUR SELF-MADE BOUNDARIES

  • KEEP LEARNING

  • FOR TEAMWORK ADOPT THE US VS. TEAM MENTALITY

These are the primary obstacles which you need to overcome first:


•DISTRACTION: Find your distractions. It can be surfing on the internet for a longer time, excessive music and many more. List them and try to spend less time on it. Slowly you will start to minimize your distractions.


•EXPECTATIONS: Do not expect extra-ordinary. You will get the results if you consistently follow your work schedule and every other parameter. Don’t expect overnight results. 


•EXCUSES: Stop giving excuses. Excuses always delay your work. Give your work your first priority.


•TAKING BIGGER STEPS: Always breakdown the things into smaller. Do not take any bigger steps. You may manage it for 1-2 times but it doesn’t work for a long time.


•FOCUSING ON THE END RESULT: The end result fascinates us but do not daydream about it. You need to walk the path for it. So make sure you work equally to achieve them.

Challenges for goal setting:


CHALLENGE 1-UNREALISTIC GOALS: this can be a challenge for you. It is very hard to find what exactly you want in life.


CHALLENGE 2-PROCESS: To make a process is very tough. It’s hard to breakdown your goals into numerous small achievements. 


CHALLENGE 3-MANAGEMENT: to manage time, goals and time are very tough. You need to think carefully to give time to them.


CHALLENGE 4-SACRIFICES: some goals require sacrifices. Some are very easy like switching your social media accounts off and some are tough as leaving your comfort zone.


Solutions to face these challenges: 


SOLUTION 1-REALISTIC GOALS: give time to think and set goals.


SOLUTION 2-WORK ACCORDINGLY: find the main pillars of your goal and try to achieve them one by one.


SOLUTION 3-FOLLOW SCHEDULE:  make a schedule and follow it.


SOLUTION 4-GAIN: when you sacrifice something, you always gain new things that you need to find and apply those positive things at the right time.

Goal setting problems are as follow:


•Time. Time becomes a problem in goal setting when you are too late. When you delay things, it can also become a major problem later. So giving time to your goals and completing the work on time saves your maximum time. If you follow your schedule then time becomes no problem.


•Process. Go according to the process. Breakdown your goals into small achievements and work for it. Go one by one and achieve them. The process becomes a huge problem when you do not follow the process. It also becomes a threat when you do not make any process to achieve them.


•Dos and Don’ts.  Always be punctual, stick to the process and follow your dreams. There are many things which you need to find according to your goals.


•Management. This is the backbone of your goals. You need to manage your goals and your work so that it will be easy to work on it. Manage your work, appointments, and projects properly.

These are some important and basic things which you need to focus on:


•AIM HIGH. Aim high but keep realistic goals. Break them into small goals and achieve them.


•START SLOW. Don’t hurry. Keep calm and be on time.


•KEEP GOING.  There are many ups and downs but you must keep going. Don’t give up on your dreams.


•CELEBRATE. Celebrate whenever you achieve small goals. It will motivate you to take more effort for next.


•DON’T LET OTHERS TO SET YOUR GOALS. Have your choices. You can do your best with your choices. It’s impossible to do your best when others set a goal for you if you are not interested in it. 


•STAY CLEARED. Know what the goal is for. Don’t get confused. Always go deep into the topic and have zero doubts about that.


•UNDERSTAND WHY THE GOAL IS IMPORTANT. Know why you are doing so. The purpose of completing your goal motivates you to work on it. 

These are the few techniques which will help you to avoid goal setting problems:


•Write your schedule. Always write your monthly or yearly schedule for your goals. Also, write a daily schedule to improve your abilities. The monthly and yearly schedule will help you to achieve goals and daily schedules will help you to improvise yourself and coming closer to it.


•Manage your time. Always manage your tie when it comes to your goals. Give some time period to it and work for it. Manage when you are working and till what date it will be completed. 


•Be punctual. Try to complete your work very soon. Practice it more and present it on time. 


•Follow the process of goal setting. Always follow your goal setting sheet. Achieve them all in parts on by one. Don’t hurry and go slow but don’t delay.

Five common goal setting problems are:


•Setting unrealistic goals. Do not set unrealistic goals. These are not going to lead you to the life you always wanted. So set realistic goals and work for it.


•Focusing on a few areas. Focusing on our weaker part is good but ignoring the things we know can bring huge damage.


•Not appreciating failure. We always learn something new from our failures so always appreciate the failure. Note what you learned from the experience and apply it next time to gain success.


•Underestimating the completion time. Giving time to your work is necessary. But delaying your work can lead to a huge mistake in your life. 


•Note reviewing progress. Reviewing your progress is very important in goal setting. It helps us to note whether what to achieve and how to achieve. Reviewing it can also help you to identify the unachieved goals.

Your goal becomes unrealistic when it requires more energy, skills, abilities which are not available to you. Abilities and skills and be developed but time cannot. The requirement of money can also be the factor for unrealistic goals. There are many parameters that set your goal as unrealistic.


The necessary requirement for work time can also become a factor. Some goals require maximum working hours and some do not. Setting unrealistic goals does not lead you to the target.


Your goal becomes realistic when it requires the necessary energy. Skills and abilities. These are the goals which you can complete by your abilities or sometimes you need to develop them. These goals give you a sense of achievement and a direction to work. This will lead you to a better future. 


So here’s the difference between realistic and unrealistic goals, so choose the realistic goals and work for it. 

Goal setting is important for you as it helps to identify what’s important for you. You get clarified whether what you have to achieve first.  Setting a goal is also a challenge. People often set very unrealistic goals and have no plans for it. For setting a perfect goal you need to set realistic goals and be very specific.


The process to set a goal must be followed. You can also set the simple goals first and then after completing them you can set the harder ones. 


It needs commitment, hard work, concentration and zero distractions for completing your goals. Being specific to your goals matters a lot. Try to set a good goal which will be realistic and work harder for achieving them.

Improving your goal setting has become important. We usually set unrealistic goals which lead to us nowhere. So it’s important to set realistic goals initially and tackle them first. After completing your goal, you can set a new goal. It gives you a purpose to live and work. 


Process for setting a goal is as follows:


•Identify your goals. Note them. Be realistic and specific.

•Breakdown the goals into small targets.

•Note every possible obstacle between you and your goal. 

•Note the possible way to tackle those obstacles.

•Build a schedule for your goal.

•Give some necessary time.

•Work for it.


This is the process to set a goal. Try this out and tackle those into parts. Proper time management and schedule will have an important part in completing your goal. Do it now!

Many times we just work according to our school, office or as per our parents say, but having a fixed goal can change your life. Having a goal gives you a purpose to study and work. Having a bright future is a need of everyone but it needs goals and works towards it. Setting goals gives you the direction and working towards it gives you success. 


Benefits of goal setting are:


•Directs your focus to the goal.

•Gives direction.

•The clarity in decision making.

•It gives control to your future.

•It gives personal satisfaction.

•It gives a sense of purpose in life.

•It helps to redirect your life.

•Important for working towards your goals.


These are the benefits of goal setting. So start setting a goal and work towards it.

If you’re focusing on your health, pick something practical. Enjoy going to the gym or jogging, and let that make a real difference in your life.

 

If you want to be your boss and waiting for others’ advice for your next step in life, then you are probably never going to achieve that goal. 

 

When you want to make a difference in your career, and be more successful, investigate what would make a difference. Try to analyze the performance of people who have the job you desire for. What are the missing links that they do differently than you?

 

Make all these answers to your goals. Try your best to achieve them in sequence.

Planning your triumph is your blueprint to success. Careful planning of your goal increases your efficiency and gives you direction, so the possibility of committing mistakes is lessened. 


Remember, this is your life, and nobody has the right to drive it but you. So, let's sit down and prepare the roadmap of your life's success.


There are four letters you have to imprint in your heart as we begin this.


G-O-A-L


G stands for Goal.

Every success starts with a goal. Go and ask the experts, and they will have the same answer. Hence, ask yourself, what do you really want to accomplish? What kind of success do you want to achieve?


O stands for On-the-date.

All goals must be SMART(Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Time-bounded), so prepare a timetable and outline the ladder to the day you want to achieve your dream success. 


A stands for Action.

Motivate yourself until the last day. Take into action every single detail you have written in your timetable.


L stands for Lead on.

The bigger role to achieve your goal lies in your hand. Lead your team by making them know your vision, then make them involved. Your keys to leadership are Empathy, motivation, and role modeling. 

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The first step in any goal setting is to make a proper plan. Write down your goals and create a plan to follow those. Apply the SMART technique.

FOLLOWING IS THE SAMPLE TEMPLATE YOU CAN CONSIDER WHILE WRITING A GOAL PLAN-

(REPLACE “_____” WITH RELEVANT WORDS):

 

  1. MY SMART GOAL IS ________
  2. DOES THIS GOAL FIT INTO A SMART IDEOLOGY? (YES/NO)
  3. CHALLENGES IN ACHIEVING THIS GOAL ARE __________
  4. TIME FRAME REQUIRED TO ACHIEVE THIS GOAL IS ________
  5. I WILL REVIEW MY PROGRESS BY ___________ (WRITING, EMAILING, MAINTAINING A DIARY, KEEPING A LOGBOOK, ETC.)
  6. I WILL NEED HELP FROM ________ (PEOPLE, BOOKS, INTERNET RESOURCES)
  7. AFTER ACHIEVING MY GOAL, I WILL _________

 

If you follow this technique of writing a goal plan, things will be a lot easier and help you in achieving your goals. 

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Everyone knows that setting a goal is important. But the potential steps that must be taken to achieve them are unknown to half of the population in the world. Some tricks and tips help us to set our goals properly. These will help in the long run and work for any goals we wish to achieve.

  • Select achievable goals
  • Set an action plan
  • Weekly update
  • Stay flexible
  • Get up early morning
  • Go for quality, not doe quantity 
  • Set deadlines 
  • Progress is just as important as results
  • Be specific 
  • Use the Five-A-Day rule for effective goal setting
  • Push yourself
  • Don't forget about self-care

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If you’re focusing on your health, pick something practical. Enjoy going to the gym or jogging, and let that make a real difference in your life.

 

If you want to be your boss and waiting for others’ advice for your next step in life, then you are probably never going to achieve that goal. 

 

When you want to make a difference in your career, and be more successful, investigate what would make a difference. Try to analyze the performance of people who have the job you desire for. What are the missing links that they do differently than you?

 

Make all these answers to your goals. Try your best to achieve them in sequence.

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Goals matter because they enable you to have the kind of future you want to have. They help to shape your life, provided a purpose, make you focused on achieving your dreams. Goals help you to keep track of your journey towards the destination. They continuously keep a check on your subconscious and remind you of your next step.

 

Goals make you commit something, make you promise yourself, challenge yourself. Of course, there would be sacrifices, but in the end, you will know that struggle feels good!

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Goals and objectives are essential to keep us on the right path. Our life needs a purpose, and these two provide us with one.

 

If goals and objectives didn’t exist, our lives would have been meaningless, and there would be no place for us in a civilized society. Think of these two like a weighing scale or a see-saw where both are required to maintain the equilibrium.