How do you put purpose into your life? There’s no right answer – we all have different challenges, desires and intentions – but having monthly goals is one way we can work towards it each day.
To ensure success with any kind of monthly goals they must be relevant, realistic, and specific …
Whatever you decide to focus on, it has to be personal. If it’s not relevant to what you need, or want to achieve, then it’ll become a point of insouciance, and actively work against you. If it’s working against you, especially from the start, it isn’t a realistic goal. Why set yourself up for failure?
Having a way to gauge progress and measure success that’s written into the actual goal itself will act as insurance against failure, so be specific. Creating something in this way may take a bit of practice at first, but it’s worth doing. Having a clear path to accomplishment, including next steps, is a way to maintain your energy and drive.
To give you an idea of how this all works, here are my goals for June:
Improve my writing output by creating a monthly schedule that includes weekly research time for new topic ideas.
Read a minimum of one book a month by setting aside time each day to read at least two chapters.
Maintain positive mental health by taking time once a week for a self-care activity of my choosing.
Each one of these goals is relevant and realistic to me personally and includes a simple roadmap to success. By mentioning how I’m going to meet my monthly targets, I’ve removed some of the guesswork around what I need to do, which – if you’ve ever wanted to achieve a particular objective – is half the battle won.
What are your goals for June? Do you have any tips on how you write your monthly goals?