Breaking Habits and Daily Changes: How the Small Goals Lead to the Big Dreams

What is a good goal? Why do so many people fail at completing their goals? These questions really bring to light how few people are actually using goals in a way that provides a platform for success. Anyone can list 100 things they want to accomplish. Without follow-through and accountability, these things will sit on a list forever.

“Good” goals come down to a lot of different things, of course. Yet, the adage that goals should be reachable rings quite true. Reachable goals are goals that can be broken into smaller pieces. To achieve your 2018 goals, you have to be focused on making every goal feasible and grounded. Set goals that actually work by giving them enough room to fit into a current schedule

Jump Headfirst Into 2018 with Goals That Actually Work

Goals that actually work are goals that can be broken into smaller and more digestible pieces. A goal-setter may have the goal (in this case, the dream) of owning a house. But, that is hardly a goal with any real juice to it. Yes, it can be wonderful and big. But, what does this mean? How will it be achieved?

Dreaming of a White Picket Fence

The “dream” is to buy a house. The goal is to have $10,000 in the bank for a down payment. The goal is to find a city to live in. The goal is to drop the monthly budget below $2,000 to afford the house by December. All of these things are tangible. They can be realized and accounted for on a month-to-month or even day-to-day basis. Having the goal of owning a house is nebulous. It doesn’t dictate anything except a larger goal with little in the way of concrete steps to get there.

It often begins by breaking habits. It is a lot easier to watch television over completing a goal. So, goal-setters establish boundaries on what they can and can’t do. They set realistic boundaries. Never watching television again is not realistic. Only watching television from 9pm to 10pm is acceptable and hopefully suitable. Find a goal that is suitable and does not distract from the larger point.