Choose your topic
Please review the tools you used in Step 1 – EXPLORE (My Life’s Balance and My Nowadays) including your DREAMS list and think about the areas (or topics) that you wish to work on and create yourself inspiring goals.
Having a defined goal with an action plan will help you to be results- focused, to take action and review your progress.
Choosing topics that will turn into goals and Action plans can sometimes be hard.
Our advice is to focus on items that:
- Will have a positive impact on your life
- Are important to you
- Need more than one action to achieve (you need to build your plan)
If you are not sure, how to select your topic, ask yourself:
- What have I always dreamed of doing?
- Do I have an area of interest / hobby that I want to develop more?
- Is there an area that doesn’t exist in my life now and I want to have?
- What else do I want to achieve in my professional life?
- What else do I want to achieve in my personal life?
- Is there an area in my life that constantly occupies my mind?
Choose one topic to start with and use our methodology for guidance how to build your Action Plan and define an inspiring goal. It doesn’t have to be a big project (although it can be). The purpose of this exercise is to help you move forward in an area that you are hoping to develop. Something you didn’t know how to get started on or simply couldn’t find the time to add it to your already busy life.
As recommended earlier – keep your list with up to 3 items.
It would be difficult to create a challenging plan and manage to work through all of its action items in more than 3 areas, especially if you are;
- already trying to balance different aspects of your life.
- you wish to see results in the next few months.
But don’t worry if you didn’t capture everything you want to achieve, start with the most important topic and every 3 months you will revise your list and update it if needed.
Why should we set goals?
The GO FAR Methodology is a powerful process for reflecting on your current life and creating the life you wish for yourself.
The process helps you to reflect and understand where you want to be and determine the steps (or actions) you need to take to achieve your goal.
When you set yourself a precise goal that inspires you:
You are motivated to work harder to accomplish your goal.
You are more accurate with your time and efforts and know where you should focus your energies.
The goal is the endpoint. Using the goal setting guide will help you define what is YOUR endpoint and how your success should look like
Use the goals setting guide to understand your current situation and how far you are from reaching your goals.
What are the challenges standing in your way?
Generate options that can contribute to achieving your goal. The Goal Setting Guide will help you understand the different directions you may take to achieve your goals.
Using the “My Way” part will help you convert options into Actions and create your action plans to reach your goals.
The Go Far methodology will help you to set your goals.
We will start by understanding your vision – where you want to be in your chosen area and how you can fit it into your life.
Then we will help you review your current life – and help you explore the gap between the current situation and where you want to be .
The next step will be to create your plan – review challenges in your way as well as options you have.
You will understand the PRO’s and CON’s of each option so you can create the best plan for you.
When setting your goal make sure they are:
- Challenging yet achievable – the only way to develop and grow is to get out of your comfort zone, challenge yourself and try new things. Ask yourself what your success should look like and aim to accomplish that. Your goal should be challenging yet achievable within your time frame.Don’t let your fears or limited resources stop you at this stage. When building your action plan, we will consider all obstacles; now it is time to aim high and work hard to achieving it.“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” — Fred DeVito
- Motivate and Inspire you – write a goal that describes your success, your ideal future or simply put – makes you happy to read.
Writing a goal like “I am running the 2019 London Marathon” is so much more inspiring than “I will go to the gym twice a week”.Try to visualise your final target and describe it within your goal.
- Precise – your goal should be a clear short sentence that describes exactly what you want to achieve.
- Write down your reflection process and final goal – when writing we are more committed to the process, it easier for us to reflect and it will help you to review your progress in later stages.