Let’s face it, we all have aspirations and ambitions but far too often, leave the achievement of those goals to factors we can’t influence greatly. The truth of the situation though is that it is possible to work your way to that big change, promotion or university admission by making some tiny adjustments. The first thing is to dream big dreams.

1. Write it down

Write down your goals. All of them, even if it seems impossible. This first step is crucial, it begins a purposeful process towards achievement. If you can’t articulate it, you cannot achieve it.

2. Select any 3 goals

Your list may be very long or short but it is important to invest some thought and time in choosing any three of them. These have to be big goals, long term goals. Time is relative and could range from a few months to a few years.

3. Break it down

Now that the big goals are identified, remind yourself of these three as you start your morning, every single day. Break these into smaller tasks and set short term deadlines for the same. If you wish to get that promotion in a year, the tasks could be skill enhancement, networking or taking more initiatives. Work on these consciously.

4. Document it

This one’s the fun part of goal setting and achieving. Document it. Use a journal, blog or even pictures on social media to track your progress. As you accomplish your weekly goals, you will be able to see progress through pictures. A little cheering from friends and family never hurt anyone.

5. Share your story

This one’s a favourite. Share it. Sharing your story opens up the experiences of other people too and there is great strength in a community support. At Dheya, community is what we breathe. The entire foundation is built on the power of us. We celebrate all successes and are happy to share our journeys so you too can grow.

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