Setting goals, big or small, can help you organize your path. It can help you figure out exactly what you want to do and who you want to be, as well as help you get there.
First, you have to decide what it is you want to accomplish on both the short term and the long term scale. The goal can be academically, athletically, or socially focused. As long as it is something you genuinely would like to accomplish.
Writing down your goals is a good way to remember what they are. Have a notebook or just a list you can hang on your wall. Making it neat and pleasant to look at will ensure that you actually do look at it which will keep them fresh in your mind at all times.
Tell someone close to you about your goals. Having someone else know about your goals keeps you from backing out of accomplishing them.
Start with your smaller, short term goals. Once you start accomplishing things, you’ll be more motivated to work on larger, long term goals. Don’t be afraid to work on more than one goal at a time, but make sure you don’t get distracted.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The internet is full of resources on a multitude of topics that can help you. Just a simple Google search can bring them about and you can get a crash course in whatever it you’re interested in. Ask your parents, teachers, friends. They probably have a lot of valuable information to add.
Last, but not least, celebrate when you accomplish something. Even the smallest accomplishments deserve rewards in any form. Incentives will keep you motivated and motivation will push you forward, Being able to remove a goal from your list, not because you’ve given up but rather because you’ve completed it, is the most satisfying feeling.
Goals are a great way to realize your dreams and figure out what you’re passionate about. Don’t hesitate to reach as far as you possibly can, and then reach even further. The only way you’ll ever accomplish anything is by trying.