It is easy to get distracted and to lose sight of your goals that you want to achieve in life. There are many ways that you can waste precious hours of your time without working towards your dreams. It is important to not lose your life direction. Here are five simple ways how to not lose your life direction and to achieve your life goals.

Keep Your Life Direction On Course In 5 Steps For Singles


Avoid Distractions

The most important thing that you must do is to avoid distractions. This is easier said than done because it requires you to learn time management skills and to implement these time management skills every day. Distractions may include social media, watching television, reading the news, entertainment, and spending time that is not productive for you. Make a list of your distractions and work to decrease the amount of time that you spend on these distractions. Time is a valuable finite resource and it is the one resource that you can never make back in your life. If you want to better manage your time and goals, implement the next four steps below to work to achieve your life goals.


Create a List of What You Want Out of Life

In order to not lose your life direction, you should first write down a list of what you want out of life. Writing things down in a physical notebook is worth doing because it helps you have robust recall while also improving your brain health and brain development. Start by writing what you want out of life and after it is fine-tuned, you can transfer your list to your computer and phone. By saving it in multiple places, you can review when you are at home or running errands so that you can make sure that you sticking to your list. Along with have a list of your goals of what you want out of life, you need to have a time period set to achieve each of your different goals.


SMART Criteria

First, in order to act on your goals and to achieve your goals they must be clearly defined. SMART criteria is a process to create clearly defined goals that you can measure to achieve success. SMART stands for simple, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely. Simple means that you are able to distill your goal down into a few words so that it is straightforward. Measurable means that is quantifiable so that you can validate your goal. Attainable means that they are reasonable given the time period to complete the goal. Relevant means that the goal fits into the larger life goals that you have set for yourself to achieve in life. Time-based means that you have set a timeframe for when to complete your goals. The SMART criteria will help you to complete the goals that you set out for yourself over periods of time.


Short Term Goals

Short term goals are goals that you want to achieve six months to a one-year time period. By creating a short-term goal, you are better able to get to where you want to be in life. Follow the SMART criteria and write down the goals that you want to work to achieve this year.


Medium Term Goals

Medium term goals are for goals that are two to five years out. Do the same process as you did for your short-term goals. This will help you to make your medium-term goals a reality in the next few years.


Long Term Goals

Long-terms goals are for goals that are five to ten years out, or even further out depending on how long term you want to plan for your life. Plan for your life long term and keep life direction.


It is important to have a life direction and to create goals for your life. Life direction and goals provide you with an outline of what you want to work towards in life and is a way to keep you accountable to meet your life goals. Rather than getting distracted by life and things that take away your time and attention, work to create goals for yourself to keep your life’s direction.


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James Bollen is the Founder and President of Secure Single. He is an entrepreneur and a content creator with the goal of helping all different types of singles to learn to thrive as a single person.
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