How it is correct to set the purposes?
They say that to dream not harmfully … because are simply useless. Dreams come true very seldom. And only when these dreams are transformed by your forces to accurately formulated purposes.
The majority of us realize that it is easy to participate in process, but it is much more difficult to achieve concrete and visible results of this process. The most important, the basis guaranteeing achievement of results is an accurate formulation and statement of the purpose. Therefore in this article we will try to understand how to transfer the dreams to the category of the accurate and real purposes which can be reached.
In - the first, we will try to define, than the dream differs from the purpose. Difference the first - the purposes are always written down on paper, we hold dreams in the head. If you consider that the purposes in the head are capable to hold and not to write down them on paper, then be not under a delusion concerning their achievement because such purposes can be carried to the category of dreams safely. The efficiency of such purposes - dreams is extremely low, in practice they are reached very much and very seldom.
Difference the second - the purpose differs from dream in the fact that behind the purpose there is concrete responsible behind its achievement and a specific performer, to a thicket of the first and second are one person. In dreams, in their most part, everything is made as if by itself. In other words aims “ head “ “ hands “ and “ legs “ but the main thing - at it is a name. The dream remains something abstract and amorphous.
But even when you formulated the purpose, made the corresponding record on paper, all the same your purpose (at best) can be carried only to vision until specific performers are assigned to it.
Difference the third - the stage of achievement of any purpose is inseparably linked with expense of a certain quantity of any resources. It is possible to carry to these resources also time spent by performers, and the efforts made by them are at least. When you formulate and write down the purpose, you define what volume of investment is necessary. Notice, investments, but not expenses … Because your purpose has to pay back all spent resources on its embodiment. Otherwise, why you in general try to reach it?!
But there is more to come. It is necessary to consider and analyse a ratio of necessary investments and benefits which will give the expected result. Naturally, the result not always has to be expressed in financial profit, but always has to be defined by any bonuses (improvement of skills, acquisition of any benefits, elimination of negative factors). At this stage you refuse those purposes which demand too big expenses, and benefit from them does not justify an investment.
Remember how often you tried to begin life “ from a blank sheet “ and in new year (since January 1) to learn English or to grow thin, leave off smoking and to begin to play sports. But, as practice shows, the similar objectives are seldom achieved. It occurs for the following reasons:
1) absence of accurately formulated concrete result - that for you “ to learn English “? To learn several hundreds of words or to read the text without dictionary, and can “ to learn English “ in your case means free communication in this language?
2) lack of an opportunity to measure this result - if you wish to grow thin, then you have to know precisely, on how many kilograms want to grow thin. On 3 kilograms or on 10 …
3) lack of accurately certain terms which would show when the result becomes tangible.
If you set before yourself the purpose, then it has to be real and achievable. And to check, it is achievable or not, you should make its analysis on the following algorithm. For a start it is necessary to break the purpose into smaller stages. For example, we will set for ourselves such object - to learn for a year of 15000 English words. If we break the purpose into stages, it turns out that every day (despite of that, output it or festive, heavy, easy) it is necessary to learn about 40 words. It is the unattainable purpose as besides the efforts directed to its achievement we need to study or work, find still time for the family, friends, add a swagger - major circumstances...
It turns out that you too overestimated a level. Finally it is necessary to refuse it: will not pass also month as we form a huge debt of words which you did not manage to learn and remember in time. But, if we set before ourselves the purpose to learn 1000 English words in a year, then, having broken it into stages, leaves that in day we need to learn about 3 new words. The purpose more than is real and achievable. Besides, we will be able even to measure daily progress in achievement of this purpose, and also to correct process (for example, without having managed to learn the planned words today, we transfer them for tomorrow and we add on to tomorrow`s norm; and all this still is achievable).
In - the second, it is necessary to represent accurately for the sake of what achievement of your purpose is necessary. Importance for you your purpose - effective motivation. If the result has for you the big importance, then the purpose even if it is too difficult, will be reached. Respectively, if the result has for you no the defining value, then and there is no incentive for the purpose embodiment in life. For example, you just decided that you want to learn 3 English words a day and if not to know what benefits will yield result if you do it simply “ for “ will not pass also month as occupation will be safely thrown and forgotten.
And now, after answers to all questions, allocate 1,5 - 2 hours of the time and write down the next purposes which you want to reach in a certain sphere of your life. When you determine terms and stages of these purposes, bring all these moments (stages and tasks) in the daily log. Thus, your purposes will be every day (naturally, on condition of ongoing efforts) to bring closer you to desired result. In process you need to verify constantly the purposes and to correct stages depending on various circumstances.