Any goal that you wish to pursue must begin with your life purpose and direction, and what you like and are good at. Get a booklet, and write down your chosen life purpose and direction and what you like and what you are good at. These can be short sentences or long paragraphs, depending on your preferred style. Once you have determine your life purpose and direction, and what you like and are good at, you can start planning the goal to pursue.
On a new page in the same booklet, write a section called “Character Profiling”. Fill up your particulars in this section so as to give yourself a sense of ownership over the document. Next, draw 2 columns with the following headings “What I Am Good At & Can Be Great At Doing” and “What I Can Start Doing Right Now & See Results As Soon As Possible”. Write down in these 2 columns the answers you have written in the previous paragraph above.
Next, we will show you an example of filled columns. Let’s say there is a student, Jane Smith, who is passionate about 3 things – 1) the subject Chemistry,
2) driving a car
3) setting up a business
So her tentative filled columns can be as follows.
What I Am Good At & Can Be Great At Doing
1) I, Jane Smith, am passionate about the subject Chemistry that I can be good and great at.
2) I, Jane Smith, am passionate about cars and I can be good and great at driving a car.
3) I, Jane Smith, am passionate about setting up a business and I can be good and great at running the business.
Now let’s say that her Chemistry exams are around the corner and she is really passionate about scoring good grades in it, learning further about Chemistry to be good and great at it will be her main priority and what she can start learning right now and see results as soon as possible.
An example of her filled template for the second column may look like this:
What I Can Start Doing Right Now & See Results As Soon As Possible
I, Jane Smith, can start learning more about Chemistry right now and ace my Chemistry exams which is just around the corner.
Your goals must begin with your chosen life purpose and direction coupled with something that you have lots of interest in doing. Hence, the importance in completing the exercise stated above. With this very crucial step completed, you will discover that you are now ready to take a much closer step to achieve your goals.