Goal planning series is a series in which I have shared 10 tips on a weekly basis, which can help anyone to plan their goals and achieve them. Goal planning if done properly, then you will have success and get what you want. This series is helpful for all, irrespective of the person is business person, professional, student or a housewife.
Attainable means doing a self-assessment of your capabilities and resources available which includes time, effort or any other resources we have. If a person is able to accurately assess the ability and their utilization of resources, then success is more possible and the smoothness of the process will also be much better.
It also assures you to have motivation in you throughout as you are well aware of the things. This will help you set goals that are challenging and stretched.
Actionable means to focus on the action plan. When we are having goals we should make sure that we have a guideline or action plan of atleast 10% of the tasks which need to be performed to achieve the goals.
Relevant means the goals should directly benefit you and should be related to your field and should add up to your betterment. Here, there can be a situation where one person can have multiple goals.
Effort Vs value matrix simply has a 2 by 2 matrix as shown in the picture where effort is mentioned on the vertical axis and value is mentioned on the horizontal axis. Divide it boxes as low and high on both axes.
Pareto principle It is also called the 80 20 principle which means 20 % of your goals will give 80% of the results. So, choose that 20% of the goals which need to be focused on as these will be the most relevant goals to follow.
Have action feedback loops
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135 Formula which says a To-Do list consists of limited tasks that too aligned according to your energy level in a day.
1 means 1 Big Task which should be the first thing on your To-Do list and the time assigned should be when you are high on energy.
3 means 3 Medium Tasks which should be after 1 high task on your To-Do list and the time assigned should be when you have medium energy.
5 means 5 Easy Task which should be last on your To-Do list and the time assigned should be when you are low on your energy. In general the evening time.
It makes sure that if some task on your To-Do is left out it will be an easy or small task. Remember “Even if you fail, the act of accountability will help to analyze the reason for failure and start again”