Setting and Reaching Goals Based On Happenings

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Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance

Some goals can be reached sooner than others. Buying a new home is likely a long-term goal

Some goals can be reached sooner than others.
Buying a new home is likely a long-term goal

Always set goals. If you’re hoping to take a vacation this summer, working toward a promotion at work, or hoping to take your relationship to the next level, figure out a plan and then make it happen.

You need to start at the beginning. If your ultimate goal is buying a new house in five years, for example, make your first goal setting aside a certain amount of money from each check. Once you’ve reached that first goal, try cutting back on spending.

Maybe you can start making coffee at home instead of buying it each morning. Then try only eating out once a week. Place all the extra money in your savings account. In the meantime, fix up your current home so it will be ready to sell.

Make a to-do list and then start with the small projects. Check them off as you go along. Set short-term and long-term goals. By doing the work a little at a time, you will probably be able to reach your biggest goal by the time you hoped.

You must also remember that sometimes life gets in the way. If you can’t reach every goal exactly when you hoped, or if your desires change, you have to be willing to set different goals. Keep them flexible and ever-changing, just as life is.

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