We all have goals. Some of us even take the steps of writing those goals down and reviewing them once in a while. But when making your plans, take the time to examine your goals to see how they interconnect. You might find great ways to streamline them.
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The folks at financial blog Wise Bread point out that mapping how your goals affect one another can make achieving your goals much more efficient. Are some of your goals dependent on others? Do some goals conflict? And how can you use that information to your advantage?
Here’s an example of some common personal goals:
- Take up a hobby
- Lose 10 kilograms
- Stop drinking wine on weekday evenings
- Exercise more
You can already see how some of those things might affect one another. Giving up the wine during the week is likely to give you a leg up on losing that weight. Not only will it reduce your caloric intake, but you might find yourself with the energy and motivation to do some exercising or take up that hobby.
That’s a very simple example and one I obviously rigged to make my point, but you can see the basic idea. Look for key goals that, once accomplished, might make other goals easier to tackle. Also look for goals that might be in conflict with one another. Then, prioritise your goals based on how they are interconnected.
Be sure to hit up the post at Wise Bread for more great advice on achieving your goals.
6 Steps to Achieving All Your Goals [Wise Bread]