How often have you set yourself a goal and actually achieved it?
If you have that’s fantastic, if you haven’t, keep reading this blog as I’m going to share with you 3 effective things you can do when setting a goal!
So, we all know setting goals are extremely important when you want to achieve something in life and of course in English. However, not many people actually reach their goal.
Let’s take a look at the 3 things you can do right now to get on the path to your success...
Step One: Write Down Your Goal
Many people have goals but never write them down. This is just one of the reasons why they never achieve their goal (the goal is just simply an idea in the back of their head).
Did you know that writing down your goal is actually 9 times more effective than just saying it? This is because your mind works in pictures, so by seeing the goal written down it's easier to fix the goal into your mind and start moving towards the goal.
So, right now get yourself a pen and a piece of paper, think about what you really want to achieve with your English and start writing!
Step Two – Say When You Want To Achieve it By
Ok, so now you have your goal written down you need to add a little bit more to it. You need to say the exact date of when do you want to reach it by. Of course you need to be realistic with the date – you can’t say; "by tomorrow I want to be fluent in English" however make sure the date gives you a challenge, if the date is too far in the future, you might start to lack motivation.
Giving yourself a time frame to achieve this goal by will automatically increase motivation and help you to think of things you can do to reach the goal in that time frame. A good idea is to create a weekly study plan for yourself!
Step Three – Say Why
This is a vital step to achieving your goal as it’s very easy to lack motivation when studying a language. Look at your goal written down and think about the reason why you want to achieve it. Everyone has different reasons for studying and wanting to improve their English; it could be for work, travel, an exam or just for pleasure whatever your goal is say WHY you want it!
Ok, so what now...what do you with this goal?
Put your goal somewhere that you will see at least twice per day, the more times you see it the better! It could be beside your bed, on a mirror, in your car….wherever you want.
Everyday read the goal out loud and imagine yourself achieving this goal. Start to imagine how you would feel when you've reached your goal. (amazing, fantastic, confident) by doing this you’re fixing the goal in your head and you will naturally feel motivated to make progress.
If your follow these 3 steps I can guarantee you will reach your goal!
Let me know your English goal – leave a comment below and also if you think someone would find this blog useful, please share!
Thanks for reading, Becky : )