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Arise, Awake And Stop Not Until The Goal Is Reached

Arise, Awake And Stop Not Until The Goal Is Reached

Assistant Editor

16 Oct, 2019

Setting goals is a process that helps you to choose where you want to go in your life. Knowing precisely what you want to achieve directionally, you know where you want to concentrate your efforts and hope you will also spot distractions that would otherwise lure you from your course.

Arise Awake and Stop not Until the Goal is Reached

Whenever we decided to begin our journey towards our goal, we first need to ensure we have complete clarity. Goal Clarity can be simply described as your ability to set a clear and specific objective that all effective parties understand and can work towards achieving.

All goals should be clear, concise, and action-oriented and be expressed in such a way that there can be little doubts about the specific outcome that is being sought. Unfortunately, we are not able to set specific goals. Generally, people always tend to seek the safe and secure status quo and often fail to either get out of their comfort zone or use loose language into meaning full-centered words. Many people can be lazy and express goals vaguely and ambitiously and think that they have told people what they need. These are known as soft goals.

Soft goals stand for S- some, O – other, F- Future, and T - Time. In other words, on the occasion, our goals are for show only or to achieve at a time in future. In fact, ‘soft’ goals usually mean that the person setting this goal may not be committed to getting a real result or doesn’t want to achieve any change, or be held accountable for moving forward to a new position or situation.

Helpful Categories for setting Healthy Goals

When it comes to deciding goals, we can broadly identify the type of goals as falling into one of the three categories, by doing so we can set a goal in each category or set various goals within one category allowing our focus to fall on specific or multiple areas that require attention.

Time Goals: Goals can be differentiated into short-term or long-term. As the name suggests short-term goals take less time to achieve as compared to long-term goals. There is no set definition to mark the transition between short-term and long-term goals expected to acquire a month or more as long-term goals.

Focus Goals: Focus goals are all about the big objective that is potentially life-changing achievements you are aiming towards. These are the goals that tend to fall into long goals. 

Top Based Goals: These goals fit neatly into a specific area of life Topic-Based Goals could relate to an aspect of your personal life.

How we can achieve the goals that we have set. 

Have you ever thought of having a grand resolution only to find out in the middle of January you’ve given up or forgotten all about it? 

Write down your goals: 

It may seem like an unusual effort, but there is value to pen to paper. Write down your goals and think carefully to achieve those goals. 

Put a Plan to action and regulate carefully:

Consider the time in which you want to achieve your target. If you think your goals are a little bit challenging, then break them down to smaller, more manageable goals that culminated in attaining your main goal.

Rather than saying “I want a promotion”; take the smaller steps to achieve that goal like “In the next 4 weeks I will commit to taking on a project I haven’t tried before”. Whatever you decide, ensure it is right for you. 

Reward yourself for success but don’t punish yourself for failure.

Reward yourself with chocolate when you attain a healthy eating goal, rather than an internal pat on the back. Acknowledge your success and revel in the positive emotions. 

Goal Clarity Workshop was conducted at GBN Sr. Sec. School on 7th September was taken by a behavioral expert, Ms. Arti Ahluwalia, where she addressed the 10th standard students. In the workshop, she discussed the standards and ethics to achieve your goals. She also discussed the famous personality case studies to boost the morale of the students. At last, there was a question and answer round in which Ms. Arti Ahluwalia answered the queries of students very innovatively. 

By: Lakshender S. Angras