What happens after you achieve the goals you’ve set for yourself? That is the question I will answer using in this goal setting tips blog post.
It will sound obvious, but many people miss this tip.
When you reach your goals, you set new ones. That’s the 1st of 3 goal setting tips.
- Set specific goals
For example, I set to graduate from high school with grades to earn me a scholarship to college.
- Keep progressing and moving forward.
After I graduated from high school with honors, I set another goal to graduate from college with honors because I knew it would open doors for me after college.
- Set new goals – whether they are small or large
Then work on your goal step-by-step. You can achieve whatever you set your mind to. If you remember my story, I was a teen mother who had a dream to graduate from high school, go to college and get a job which allowed me to take care of myself and my son.
What are some of your goals? How can I help you make them a reality?
The 2nd of 3 goal setting tips: Save something every month
My first job was working for the Memphis Grizzlies. Earlier, I had set a goal to take care of myself and my son without the help of family, friends and Government assistance. Now I set for myself a new goal to buy a house. The irony was I was at the time I was barely making enough to pay rent. However, I saved something every month. I sent money to an account I didn’t have easy access to at a Credit Union. After some time, I had saved enough to make a downpayment on my first home.
At 22, I set a goal and achieved it. I can say with confidence, save something every month, leave it alone and watch it grow.
The 3rdof 3 goal setting tips: You can own a home
Stop dreaming and make it happen. I was a first-time home owner who could barely afford to pay rent. But I did lots of research and got to find programs to help me buy my first house. If like me you have a dream to own a home, know you can. Then educate yourself on the steps you need to take to make it happen.