Setting goals is the key to success. If you know what you want to achieve and plan how to get there, your final destination suddenly doesn’t seem so scary, it becomes real and achievable.
Combine setting goals and planning with hard work and dedication, and you’ll have the right attitude to succeed at anything you put your mind to; whether it’s educational, physical or life in general.
But what happens when you don’t meet the goals you’ve set and worked so hard towards? Giving up is not an option.
Here are 4 simple steps to looking back and moving forward
Step 1: Don’t be so hard on yourself
If you fall short of your goals, the worst thing that you can do is to be too hard on yourself.
Focus on the positives, what you did achieve and how close you got to your goal. Be proud of yourself for what you did achieve.
Step 2: Why?
This can be hard for a lot of people. But be honest with yourself. Why didn’t you achieve your goal?
Maybe the goals you set simply weren’t right for you. The amazing thing about people is that we are constantly changing, and with that our goals change too.
Step 3: Learn
Once you know where you went wrong, plan to rectify it. Again, don’t be too hard on yourself, everyone makes mistakes. Learn your lesson and move on. Learning from your past mistakes is a vital part of moving forward.
Step 4: Set new goals
Take what you have learnt about yourself and set new goals. Make sure that they are realistic and achievable. You should be constantly working towards them and always striving to do your best.
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