Do you ever find yourself stuck in the same place
in your life for too long? Do you ever wonder why
you can’t get the breakthrough you need to get
back on track?
We all have goals and dreams. We all want to be
successful at something. We look to our future and
think about where we want to be.
Sometimes when we start out on our journey to
reach our dreams, we have all the motivation in
the world and we are excited about what we’re
trying to accomplish.
Without the proper preparation and a proper plan,
it can be like hiking up a mountain in a suit with
dress shoes on and no water.
Inevitably, life happens and for whatever reason
we get distracted, and without the proper plan in
place, we can lose sight of our goals.
The simple fact is as that we have to make a plan
that will give us the structure we need to get off to
a good start.
Benjamin Franklin once said, “Failing to plan is
planning to fail.” There is a simple plan that is proven
to be effective and if executed properly, it will help
you to set and achieve your most desirable goals.
It’s called the S.P.R.E.A.D method. This method
will help you identify the goals that you would like
Spot involves noticing, detecting or recognizing
your desires or goals in life. Sometimes we have
no clue of what we want to do with our lives. Even
after school is complete, after we get a job.
We may still ask questions like “What am I passionate
about? What should I be doing with my life?”
Thinking about what your purpose of life is, can
get you on your way to setting viable goals for
Payoff refers to the benefit that will be gained
by a person pays the price of purpose, passion,
and process to achieve their goals.
It requires meticulous utilization of all resources and tools
that are vital in the fulfillment of your purpose
in life. Purpose+ Passion+ Process = Payoff.
Resources are the tools and other assets that you
use during the course of goal setting to achieve
They can be physical, mental and spiritual resources
that were planned, organized and aimed toward the
ideas that were spotted, as well as the payoffs that
Evaluation entails taking a critical appraisal of
your goals and your progress on a regular basis,
whether it’s weekly or monthly, depending on the
type of goal you are pursuing.
This is essential in the effective setting and
achievement of personal and professional goals, as
this will reveal any weaknesses in your plan or may
even confirm that you are on the right track.
Actions speak louder than words, therefore you
must be proactive in taking actions that will
assist you in reaching your desired goals.
Make sure you keep a positive mental attitude to
accompany all the equipment, tools, and resources
that you have accumulated to successfully reach
your goal. Having a positive mental attitude
should be a part of your everyday life as you
journey through the entire process.
Deadlines are necessary as you set goals and
figure out what your benchmarks will be. This
process may take some time depending upon what
your goals are, but if you utilize this process in
pursuit of your goals, you will find it much more
manageable to reach your goals and dreams.
Poor time management and procrastination often lead to
last-minute rush on work which often results in
failing to meet benchmarks. As a serious goal
seeker, you must make breaking your deadlines a
cardinal evil in your books of record.
Therefore, setting deadlines should be done early in
the goal setting process. Once you’ve completed this step,
the rest is just logistics.
There are several websites, forums, etc., on this
subject that can provide further support, information,
motivation, and other ideas that can help you on your journey
to attaining your goals.
Like a baby eagle that is born with powerful wings
– if you are unable to access your inner strength
you will never know how high you can soar.
This process will help you access your inner strength,
and you will discover that you have everything you
need within you to reach the goals that you set to
out to accomplish.
Then you will be able to S.P.R.E.A.D your wings and
fly to the top of the mountain of success.