When You Don’t Have a Goal

Posted on Aug 17, 2015

Not everyone automatically knows what goals they want to achieve or even how to get started. Sometimes you’re just not happy where you are but don’t know what to do instead. If this sounds like you then these tips may help:

1.  Deciding what goal you want to aim for doesn’t need to happen by a specific timeframe. Focus instead on finding the right goal and you’ll be more successful as a result.

2.  When you don’t have a goal (and want one) it can be frustrating, however, it can also highlight the possibilities. Without a pre-conceived idea about what you will work on, you’ll find yourself more open to new opportunities.

3.  Take the time to explore and research all the things you think you might like to focus on, before you choose your goals. Again, remember that it’s not the speed of deciding on a goal that makes it effective, it’s choosing the right one.

4.  Be careful not to adopt someone else’s goal, simply because you can’t find one of your own at the moment. If you do this then you run the risk of choosing something that may not be right for you.

5.  Sound your ideas out with someone you trust. Hearing yourself out loud and listening to their objective feedback can help you get clear about what it is you are looking to achieve.

6.  If you come to the conclusion (after all your brainstorming) that where you are at now, is where you want to be, then that’s perfectly fine. The important thing is that you have made sure and sometimes it’s just about clarifying this fact.

Goals are simply tools to help you achieve and you choose what they will be and when you will use them. Sometimes it takes time to find the right one and sometimes you are perfectly fine exactly where you are. If you don’t know what you want, but do know you want something different, then just start exploring, researching and discussing and it will help the insights come out.