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An important thing to remember is that planning is not something that you do once and boom, you're done. All successful men share the habit of daily planning. However, as Henry Ford said, "thinking is the hardest work; there is nothing an ordinary man would not do to avoid it". Such everyday thinking will help you design both your goals and the means to get ...


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More what you're looking for is a personal mission statement. It's an expression of what you want to do with your short time on this planet -- what traces you want to leave, who you want to help, what you want to help them with, how, and why. This is bigger than a goal. You'll accomplish goals along the way, but if you reach a point where you say, "I'm ...


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Things I've tried & Which seemed to work for me -> Before solving questions , read it at least twice or thrice . Sometimes question can be clear , but we might get confused in first reading ! Try to solve every question 2 times freshly from start ! Seems like waste of time ! Though it is not if you are fast , in a sense if you felt that question is ...


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Nobody needs goals. It's just that if you say "I want to achieve X" you have defined a goal. And it's no use saying "I want to achieve X" if you are not prepared to do the work required to get there. Otherwise you could as well keep your mouth shut. And X either has a date, or you'd better set a date, otherwise you cannot plan the amount of work for each ...


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Sounds like you know what you want (this is good!), but not how to get what you want. You apparently have lack of free time after work. This may be an excuse (caused by your laziness perhaps?). I lump procrastination and laziness together; you become lazy because you procrastinate, and procrastinate because you become lazy. It's a vicious cycle. ...


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I always like to think about it this way: "If money was of no concern, what would I do right now?" or alternatively "If I got 10 million right now, what would I do?". The answer is what you should set your goal as, and then think of what milestones you need to reach to achieve the end result. You could go through the steps, for example: "I need a job that ...


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One of the best books to help you answer your question is How Will You Measure Your Life? by Clayton Christensen. In particular, it focuses on evaluating the differences between external factors (money, status, job security) and internal factors (challenging work, recognition, personal growth). As someone who is still very early in their career, there is no ...


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I'm using SMART goals only for my working tasks, and I have a special table to set them up and control the completion. I fill the new table every month. The table has 4 columns: 1 Column - Task description. Here I write what do I need to do. I always keep in mind SMART principles while doing that. 2 Column - Term. It's a due date of the task, cause all of ...


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I recognize your challenge well, both from school (which was many years ago) and also from my working life: When learning comes easy and you don't really need to apply yourself to get very good results. Then you hit the wall when talent suddenly isn't enough... and since you haven't trained your self-control to get work done you're at a loss... And you're ...


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So the mind-tools online dictionary tells us this: Goal setting is a powerful process for thinking about your ideal future, and for motivating yourself to turn your vision of this future into reality. The process of setting goals helps you choose where you want to go in life. A goal in my humble opinion (correct me if I am wrong anywhere), should ...


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In my experience "laziness" and "procrastination" are code for something else -- exhaustion, feeling overwhelmed, whatever, and addressing whatever that is is probably your best first step. Maybe you actually have too little free time to do much more than eat and sleep. Maybe you have no idea how to get started. Maybe something else. Beating yourself up ...



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