Make sure you’re not making these goal-setting mistakes to avoid hitting an Undo button.

1. 𝗙𝗼𝗰𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗼𝗻 𝗮 𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗴𝗹𝗲 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗮 – It’s important to 𝗵𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗱𝗲𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀. Most people focus only on their career goals and forget about the things that push them to keep going when things get too heavy to handle such as spending quality time with family, doing fun activities they love, getting enough sleep, etc. 𝗠𝗮𝗸𝗲 𝘀𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗻𝗼 𝗮𝗿𝗲𝗮 𝗼𝗳 𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗿 𝗹𝗶𝗳𝗲 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗯𝘂𝘀𝗶𝗻𝗲𝘀𝘀 𝗶𝘀 𝗼𝘃𝗲𝗿𝗹𝗼𝗼𝗸𝗲𝗱.

2. 𝗦𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘂𝗻𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗹𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗶𝗰 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗽𝗹𝗲𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗶𝗺𝗲 – You may have the tendency to be carried away by your visions and get too excited to jump into results. As much as it’s okay to be excited, it’s still important to set a realistic completion time and consider factors that may cause extension to your initial timeline, especially when working with a team. Remember, realistic goals should be #SMART (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound).

3. 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝘀𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗞𝗣𝗜𝘀 (𝗸𝗲𝘆 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗳𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝗰𝗲 𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗼𝗿𝘀) 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗸𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗿𝗼𝗴𝗿𝗲𝘀𝘀 – You will never know if you’re meeting the goal if you don’t set a KPI to measure your success rate. Alongside your goal measurement is the consistency in tracking progress. How were you doing last month compared to this month? Is your achievement an upward or downward trend? If you have KPI in place, you should be able to answer these questions.

4. 𝗦𝗲𝘁𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝘁𝗼𝗼 𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗴𝗼𝗮𝗹𝘀 – Overwhelm is an enemy of progress and success. When you have too many things laid out in front of you, you will have a hard time identifying what is urgent and what is not. You may end up doing what is not a priority or worse, you may end up 𝗡𝗢𝗧 doing anything at all. The best practice is to keep your goals at a minimum of 3. Once you achieve your 3 major goals, only then you can work on the smaller ones.

5. 𝗡𝗼𝘁 𝗮𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗰𝗶𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗮𝗽𝗽𝗿𝗲𝗰𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘀𝗶𝗯𝗹𝗲 𝗳𝗮𝗶𝗹𝘂𝗿𝗲𝘀 – This is not being pessimistic but rather being realistic. When you do not anticipate possible failures or even tiny mishaps, you will not come up with a back-up plan. Sometimes, plan Bs are better than plan As because you already learned from your mistakes and you know better. Remember, failure is the best teacher. Besides, the journey should be savored just as much as the end result.

As much as it’s good to be aware of the right things to do, you also need to be mindful of the mistakes you can avoid.

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