Writing goals can be one of the hardest things to sit down and do, no matter what you are thinking at the time, they change almost everyday, if you forget to write them down, or if you do write them down, even then you can throw the piece of paper or file somewhere you forget and end up looking back in a few months realising you haven’t achieved the goals you had set out too. I find writing daily goals, monthly goals or so on, can become a rather difficult task, however, recently reading up on Career Girl Daily’s posts, I came across the idea to write a five-year goal plan. Going through the days to achieve the end goal, I have found it the most productive way to set goals you actually want to achieve at some point whether its next week, next year or in five years time.
Writing a years plan can come as a real issue when you think about all the things you want to do and will achieve in the year ahead, thus making it seem impossible to accomplish anything you set out to. However, the truth in it is really, although it may seem so, nothing in this world is impossible, even something as small as picking up a new habit or working every single day towards the very end goal. It is all possible.
Think of the first year out of five as the base year, a year that becomes the foundation of the finished product or end goal. Write down the things you want to have in that five years, whether it’s to have your blog grow significantly, or to have moved into a house, or have finished a degree, just write it all down in a straight put brainstorm and then divide it into sections of years and importance. In the first year think of smaller set goals that you want to have accomplished to have you set up for the next year.
This can happen for the next two years, but if you have several goals, planned out to be done over the shorter period of time, prioritize each goal into a category, set individual goals for the year into months. That way, you could have accomplished up to six goals by June or one significant goal, this way you give yourself a certain period of time to work out your priorities.
The fifth year of a five-year goal becomes the most rewarding period of your life, by this time you will acquired all that is needed to achieve the goal you set out to have accomplished five years ago. This is the time to put your goal into full swing and from here on, continuing to work harder so that your first goal in the future will become something even bigger than set out to be from the basis of setting a five years plan.
This post is something I have wanted to write for quite sometime as I am currently working through a five-year goal myself, so I hope that throughout this post at some point, you at least found a pointer or two on how to perfect working towards your own goals. What are some of the goals you are working towards?
What is your five year goal plan?
Maddison Jayne xo