Avoid common mistakes to achieve your life and career goals
Goal setting is critical to improving your quality of life and tracking your accomplishments. Achieving goals is not only key to advancing our careers, but also essential to our growth as individuals. But sometimes we unknowingly sabotage our success by committing common goal-setting mistakes.
Avoid setting a goal that’s too specific. While the benefit of goal-setting often includes achieving a specific objective, thinking too narrowly about your goals can force you to miss the bigger picture of what you were wanting to achieve in the first place. This can lead to wasted time and effort.
Also, avoid thinking about goals in terms of quantity instead of quality. We often focus our attention on too many goals at one time instead of a single issue. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but setting too many goals can cause us to lose focus. It can become common to fixate on completing a goal instead of completing it well. Quantity can be easier and faster to achieve, but quality has a greater impact that address the crucial needs of your original intentions.
Of course, it’s possible that no matter how hard you work you will sometimes be stopped short of your goals. Although not accomplishing what you were hoping can be disappointing, you shouldn’t let this deter your perseverance. Failures, and your handling of them, are what determine your character and can contain valuable life lessons. Instead of being upset or discouraged, apply this as an opportunity to learn from your mistakes and use that knowledge to reach your goals next time around.