One word can turn an impotent goal into an effective goal. Consider the following “goals”:
- I’d like to be financially independent.
- I want a bigger house.
- I hope I get promoted this year.
Just changing a word or two makes your goals more effective. Consider these changes:
- I absolutely must become financially independent.
- I must have a bigger house.
- I must get promoted this year.
Adding “must” makes your goal more definite. Committing to a date is the final step of defining a goal. Exact dates are better than “within 5 years” or “by next November” as you may have forgotten the date you set your goal.
Remember to review your goals regularly and update them if necessary.
The power of “Must”
James Feudo owns the Boston Web Design Agency JVF Solutions and loves blogging about personal development and communication in his spare time.