Have you ever had unfulfilled goals?
There could be many reasons for unaccomplished goals and one of the biggest ones is not allowing sufficient time to complete the goal.
Maybe you found yourself overwhelmed having to accomplish too many tasks in an unrealistic amount of time. If this was the case, don’t get discouraged.
Sometimes we make big plans not realizing all the steps required to achieve our final goal.
I’ve struggled with this myself until I started using a system which requires some thorough planning. It’s a bit of work upfront, but it’s worth it. I started accomplishing my goals through tiny tasks each day.
This system involves firstly setting your monthly goals, then each week set a list of weekly goals to help you accomplish what is written on your monthly goals. And during that week, you use your weekly goals to guide your daily tasks.
It’s simple but thorough!
It’s worked wonders for my productivity and getting important things accomplished. So I thought it would be a great idea to share this with you.
Here’s an example of how the system works.
First you set your monthly goal which may include;
- Get an A+ on my Social Studies test
- Complete 5 hours of community service
- Complete reading 1 novel
Your weekly goals may look like this;
- Read through social studies notes
- Visit the community service center for 2 hours of work
- Read 3 chapters of my novel
Your daily task may look like this;
- Jot down notes as I read for social studies
- Call the community service center to arrange a work time
- Read 1 chapter of my novel
Of course this is just an example. The point is that you take a large monthly goal, break it down into smaller weekly goals and then break it down further into tiny daily tasks.
By doing this, you can set realistic goals and feel confident that each day you’re making small significant steps towards your overall goal.
To help you get started with this, I’ve put together a collection of Student Planner templates.
These planners will allow you to set your monthly, weekly and daily tasks with ease. You can download them below by choosing the template you prefer.
How about you, do you do any goal setting and how do you stay on track?
All the best and happy studying!