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Challenge: Create Actionable Goals

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Today’s Work It Daily Challenge is to create actionable goals.

Setting goals for yourself has always been a part of your life. Whether you’re creating a to-do list for the day or writing out your New Year’s resolutions, you’re constantly giving yourself items to check off.

Goal-setting is an essential piece of getting what you want. Without goals, you have no map, motivation, or plan.

But are you setting yourself up for success by creating the right kind of goals?

Formatting your goals effectively is just as important as having them.

There are two kinds of goals I typically set for myself: Ultimate goals and Actionable goals.

An ultimate goal is something big that you’d like to achieve in the future. An actionable goal is like a step towards your ultimate goal.

For example, let’s say one of your goals is to write a book. Great goal! This is something you’d identify this as an “Ultimate Goal.”

Instead of just saying, “Write a book” on your to-do list, create actionable goals for yourself like, “Brainstorm at 3-5 plot ideas” or “Write for one hour each day.”

Writing a book is the ultimate goal here, but it requires a series of “mini” goals you have to achieve first, like brainstorming plot ideas.

Here’s another example. Let’s say you want to learn more about fine wines. Instead of saying “Learn more about fine wine,” perhaps you would say something like, “Watch online course on wine making,” or “Attend wine tasting this week.”

So, today, challenge yourself to create actionable goals. Think about those BIG goals you want to achieve, then determine what little steps will help you get there.

What are your actionable goals for this week? Tell us!

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Ariella Coombs

Ariella is the Content Strategist and Career Coach for Work It Daily. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in journalism. Follow her @AriellaCoombs or find her on Google+.