We should all set goals for ourselves. Without them, our lives would stop. We must spend most of our time, either in front of the tube, and watch Brady Bunch, or sit on a bar that is attached. It is not a beautiful picture in both cases. Once you say that, when setting goals, it's important to be realistic about those goals. Setting goals that obviously is impossible to achieve is not only foolish, but will end up being annoying to the extent that you give up your goals.
It's easy to set realistic goals, at least those who think logically or at least feel we do. But sometimes there is a fine line between realistic and impossible. So how did we set realistic goals for us? How can we keep ourselves from falling into what no one has "Oh my God, what have I got in?" Hopefully, after reading these few tips, you have no trouble setting realistic goals for you.
The first thing you have to do is sit down and list your skills. The last thing you want to do is set the goal of being the first man to swim from the east coast of the United States to the UK when you can not swim stroke. Now, while it may seem like an extreme example, it would be as important to expect to make the team team if you can not swim. So, your first goal, if you really want it, should be learning how to swim and put realistic time to do it. You will not learn how to swim a day.
So what if you do not know realistically, how long should it take? Simple. Consult a specialist. Talk to people who either break or teach to swim and ask them on average how long it takes to learn to swim. If the answer is said, six months, do not expect to study in a few days. You can learn only faster or a bit slower depending on your natural abilities. However, you should keep your goals within a reasonable period of time.
Another thing you need to do is set your goals in levels. Let's say your goal is to win the Grammy Award as a singer. Even if you have the skills of a writer and even if you've been technically skilled to write, if you have not even received a music version, you need to set realistic short-term goals to pursue your long-term goal of being a Grammy winner. You may want to start with your first goal of simply getting a songwriting contract. Set a realistic time for it to happen. After you get this deal, you still need to get the song registered with an act. That would be your next goal. Put a realistic time for it. You continue with the chain until you have achieved your goals. Some achieve this goal in a few years. Others take a lifetime. And of course, there have been some very talented singers who have never won the Grammy Award.
It's probably what's realistic to be realistic, which is the biggest key to setting goals that you can achieve. If you can do this, you have a good opportunity to get through life with as little disappointment as possible.