3 WAYS TO SET LONG TERM GOALS
If you don’t have any goals set as of today, I’m here to tell you that’s okay!
Goals are always coming and going, being accomplished, edited or even thrown away! I started making goals when I was a junior in high school, and those goals are still relevant, but they have been heavily updated.
This post will help you focus on what you want in life!
Many of us have felt that the path we are on isn’t the right one, but we worked so much to get to where we are now that there’s no point in changing the course.
That feeling is horrible, but it’s not something to put all your energy on. You need to change that course yourself, or else you might end up somewhere you may not want to be in the future.
Don’t beat yourself up now for what you’ve missed out on. Start focusing on what matters to help you get to where you want to be for the rest of your life.
If you need help to find and set those goals, here are my 3 suggestions:
1. Make a vision board
A vision board consists of words, pictures, and any cute art or items you want to add on. The key point is to make it something positive and motivational for yourself. They can come in big, small or pocket sizes. You should also fill them up with things you want to see in your future. Just a tip. If you have no idea what they are, here are just a few examples for you, including one I just made for myself over at polyvore hehe:
$310 – coggles.com
$15 – very.co.uk
How to decide what goes on your board:
First, ask yourself what you’ve always wanted || Incorporate the kind of partner you always wanted or family you want. That includes amount of kids, pets, etc. Add images of a house, apartment or small studio and even your ideal weight and body type.
As you can see above, I including a girl in a field holding someone’s hand. That’s what I wanna do with my boyfriend one day. I also added a girl in a cute outfit, the “ideal” kind of look I want to have eventually and post on my instagram.
Next, think about what career you want || Astronaut, Vet, a famous chef, a shoe maker, the next Rihanna… However big that career goal of yours is, include it in your board.
Make it something you’re really striving for.
Don’t forget to add in materialistic things || I included some clothes and makeup I think are really cute. Add whatever cute things you want on your vision board. That $20 purse from f21 that you want to save up for, the cute shoes the coffee dates with friends, include it all. Just make it part of your goals, and not part of your dreams.
I have a virtual vision board which consists of cute decor in all the rooms of my future home, clothing, cat furniture, car interior ideas and tons more. If you’re not the creative type and have no time to make a physical board, just like I haven’t, I really recommend starting on Pinterest and on Polyvore.
2. Do some research
I didn’t exactly do any research, but I made a Pinterest account, and after being on tumblr since 2012, I kind of got a crystal clear idea of what I want in my life.
I made my pinterest for fun and to have something to do while I worked as a student aide. I started making boards of hairstyles I wanted to try out, outfits I wanted to wear, and stuff I wanted to do in the future. Nowadays I just stumble upon popular people on instagram and make collections on there.
I used to subscribe to youtubers and I was intrigued with their lifestyles. I grew more fond of Marzia Bisognin. Her house has always had the kind of style I wanted to go for, as well as her outfits.
See what you like and what you don’t. Examine and observe famous people and determine weather you want to be famous youtuber rich, or just have a quiet, simple, but happy life with no financial worries. You have to determine which goals will get you to where.
3. Write what’s important to you
I have been writing in journals for a long time. But starting in 2015 was when I wrote things that weren’t just diary entries. I wrote lists on what I should improve on, what to do during different seasons and essentially what my goals are.
I recommend starting in a journal because goals should be a bit private at first. They should be something only you know about and nurture. If anyone asks, you will know what to say because you have them written down!
I agree that sharing your goals and plans isn’t such a good idea when starting out. I used to do that and it seemed more like I was boasting to my friends. There’s also no necessity in doing so because you just have them in your head, but you’re not yet making moves to accomplish them.
Be proud of your future goals, but work on them first. Don’t just talk the talk!
I hope these have given you an idea of how to find and tackle your goals! I think you need goals big and small. They’re helpful when you have no idea what you’re doing.
I would have been a more organized gal if I were writing more when I was extra busy in college, but that’s all in the past!
Focus on now and write down what your goals are so you don’t forget them bbs!
I hope you guys had a great Easter. I don’t celebrate it, I’m honestly not too sure what the holiday is about, but I love bunnies so I guess it’s a cute holiday. I was trying to order some falafel but they closed randomly while ordering on door dash. I ended up buying some amazing chinese food. It got here so quickly and I’m so blessed.
Have you ever noticed how big the portions are for Indian, Chinese and Mexican food? I’m so thankful I actually love all three or else I would be sad (but pleased) with a Vege burger from BK lol
Have you ever tried setting long term goals? How did it go?
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