Well Being

How to Set Realistic Goals, Achieve Them, & Improve Your Life

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Goals. They're all around us, especially thanks to the plethora of goal hashtags on Instagram. #Relationshipgoals #Fitnessgoals #EyebrowGoals #CleanLivingGoals #HairGoals #LifeGoals. You get the idea. While you might like the idea behind some of the hashtagged goals, it's important to have goals that exist beyond simply slapping a hashtag on a photo with a nice filter. And you know what's also important? Creating goals that you can achieve.

A lot of us have goals when it comes to our careers, but you can have goals in almost any aspect of your life. Hobbies, relationships, family, friends, languages, cooking. And some of us might have goals in all of the categories. That's great that you're feeling ambitious, but the key thing to being successful is setting realistic goals and knowing the right way to achieve them. Because when it comes down to it, having a lofty goal might sound impressive but it means zilch if you have a zero percent chance of actually doing it. So, think about something you've wanted to do or progress in, and take action. Now. The first step is checking out these 17 ways you can set realistic goals, achieve them, and improve your life.

1. Start off small.

Having a goal that's the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest when you've never even climbed up a small hill isn't going to help anyone. When you start off with a big goal, you get frustrated and that can sometimes result in abandoning the goal completely. You can still keep that ambitious goal on the back burner, but start off with a smaller goal that you can achieve.