How To Set Goals to Help You Travel More

How To Set Goals to Help You Travel More

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I know the notion of ‘goals’ has gotten a little airy-fairy, reserved for self-made millionaires but anyone can do it, and here’s why you should.

If you feel like you’ve got a constant sense of Wanderlust, or just feel generally lost, goal setting is a great way to feel like you’re working towards your inner-most desires, while holding yourself accountable for your day-to-day actions.

One of the reasons I’m able to fulfil such a rich lifestyle whilst working full-time, at the envy of my friends and colleagues, is because I dedicate one evening a month to writing down and assessing my goals and actions – and I recommend you follow suit.

I’d like to point out here that ‘travel’ isn’t confined to far off luxury destinations, but is inclusive of any new experience wherever you are, even if it’s on your doorstep. 

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Long-term goals
Start by writing down your long-term goals, either for the year ahead or just in life. For example, do you want to get a promotion, visit Harry Potter World or be able to do a headstand. Then, fill out the action plan by writing down exactly how you intend to do it.

HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR TRAVEL DREAMS WITHOUT QUITTING YOUR JOB
Write down your goals for the year ahead.
HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR TRAVEL DREAMS WITHOUT QUITTING YOUR JOB
Write down how you intend to achieve your goals.

Short-Term Goals
So, now you’ve got your shit together and you know what you’ve got to do. But, like any resolution they’re easily forgotten about. First things first, find a friend who’s on the same page and diarise a date once a month to meet for a goal meeting and push each other to keep going.

Each month, complete your monthly goal sheet and tape it up somewhere you’ll see it every morning to remind yourself what your working towards. And, if what you’re doing isn’t helping you achieve your goals – stop doing it immediately.

Then, review the month just passed – what worked well? What didn’t work well? What do you need to change? By holding yourself accountable for your actions, you’ll stay on the steady path to success without wasting time on trivial things.

HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR TRAVEL DREAMS WITHOUT QUITTING YOUR JOB
What should you do this month to bring you closer to your long-term goals?
HOW TO ACHIEVE YOUR TRAVEL DREAMS WITHOUT QUITTING YOUR JOB
Review your previous month to see how well you did.

Don’t reinvent the wheel
Modern advice tells us not to reinvent the wheel, but find someone who has achieved what you want to achieve and find out how they did it. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it right?

Have a Purpose
Make sure that your monthly goals are actually helping you to achieve your longer-term goals.

Be SMART
Make sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Timely

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