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How to set your personal life goals for success

Change is said to be the only constant in life. Who you were five years ago is not the person you are today. However, you might be feeling like you are just drifting through life aimlessly without any target for where you want to be.

If that feels like you, then you probably have not set any life goals for yourself. Life goals are important because they guide you, give you focus and a yardstick to know when you are headed in the right direction.

What are life goals?

When most people think of personal development, finances come to mind. However, personal development entails continuous expansion of various facets of your life including spiritual, social, mental and physical.

If any one of these facets of your life isn’t in order, then all the others might crumble. Self-development, therefore, is multi-faceted and a continuous process that seeks to achieve self-actualization. It therefore never stops.

How to Set Personal Life Goals

You probably have heard that goals should be SMART. This means that they should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and time-bound. When your goals are SMART, you are able to visualize them and set up a plan on how to achieve them in the decided time-frame.

Before you jump into writing down SMART goals, you must visualize your life in five or ten years to come. What do you want to achieve by then?