There are certain basic fundas that you need to know while setting your goals :
A) Write down all your goals separately. Writing is described as the act of inscribing characters or shapes on a surface to convey thoughts and ideas. Have you ever wondered why this symbolic, mechanical act is considered so important in the goal-achievement process?
It is important because putting pen to paper gives body to our thoughts. It transfers non-verbal cues into tangible, concrete expressions. The writing becomes your signed testimonial. You can look at it, physically from a distance and it will remind you of what you promised yourself a year ago.
This act of using your eye in co-ordination with your hand, while holding a pen, will make a firm impression on your mind, so while you are reading or re-reading a particular phrase, a sentence or a book section, this impression consolidates and slips deeper into our subconscious.
B) Define goals in terms of specific activities and specific processes. Without specifics, the whole exercise is futile and meaningless. So split your goals in terms of specific actions and prioritise those actions.
C) Prioritise and re-prioritise your goals. This will help you make the maximum use of your time resource, so that nothing important gets left out.
D) Identify your obstacles. These could be internal, as well as external. Decide what additional knowledge you need to gather before you can set out to achieve your goals.
E) Define your goals and start working backwards from those goals. Affirmative commands are excellent for time management. Keep repeating to yourself, “I am always punctual”, “I am well-organised”, “I use my time productively.” Repeat these commands in your spare time. Act or pretend as if you have already begun to follow these commands.
In short, fake it until you make it.