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What Are Your Goals For 2016?

Posted on January 27th, 2016 by Amar Chaniago

Hello, students of the world! I hope you guys had a great holiday and excited for 2016! I know it’s kind of late to say, but I don’t want to miss the chance to wish you all HAPPY NEW YEAR! This is my first post on this blog. As I won the 2015 International Travel Video Contest, I’m happy that Internationalstudents.com give me this opportunity to be a part of this blog so I can share my thoughts and experiences here. Even though I have never had many experiences in writing a blog, but I’ll do my best to create a valuable content for you guys. I will be posting a content every month on this blog and hopefully it will inspire you.

First of all, let me introduce myself. My name is Amar Chaniago and I’m a student majoring in Linguistics at Widyatama University, which is located in Bandung, Indonesia. So if you guys have a chance to come to Indonesia, just let me know. I will be very happy to be your guide, and I guarantee you that you’ll have a thrilling travel experience here. 😀 My hobbies are in the field of psychology, personal development, music, traveling, and filmmaking. Oh ya, if you guys haven’t checked out my video on this web, you can find it here.

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Well, in this blog I want to share with you about GOAL! Have you set your goals and resolutions for 2016 yet? I hope that you already set your goals for this year. But If you haven’t done so, then let me share with you some ideas why it is really important to have goals and how do we set goals effectively.

So why do we need goals? Goal is something that leads you forward, that energize your existence. It’s moving you towards something that you want in life. It’s really important to have short-term and long-term goals. Goals that you want to accomplish for this year, the next 3 years, the next 5 years, the next 10 years, and so on. Without goals, NOTHING of our success would have been possible. I believe success is something that planned, so we have to plan our success with a bunch of list of goals. If we don’t have any plan for success throughout the life, then I assume that there is probably no success would happen. The next years would be the same as the years when you didn’t have any goals. I have heard a quote from someone who said without a goal, you like driving a car with no destinations. It means you’ll feel lost in life and probably you’ll arrive at the destination that not you want.

Did you know that ONLY LESS THAN 3% of the population set their goals? And the rest is either not have goals at all or vague goals. Of course, we do not want to be a part of 97% of it, right? So…having goal is really crucial.

Moving on to the next point, let’s talk about how do we set goals effectively. Take a look at your future, how do you want to be in the future? Focus on each are of your life.

-What do you want for your finances?
-What do you want for your study?
-What do you want for your career or business?
-What do you want for your health or physical body?
-What places do you want to visit?
-What do you want for your personal development?
-What do you want for your relationship?
-What do you want to contribute?

Write all the things you want on each area of your life, and make a list of it. After we make a list and categorize our goals, then the next thing I’m always focusing on is to make sure that they should be specific, timely, and attainable. Here’s the example:

I will travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka for 9 days by 11 May 2016.

Above is one of my goals that I have for this year. As you can see this goal was written specific, it’s not a continent or country or some other vague destination. Also, It’s attainable for me, and it was set to be achieved by 9 May 2016. We have to write it down our goal (this is really important), make it a sentence, and review it every day. I have a list of my goals that written on Evernote, and I’m always read my goals just before going to bed and when I woke up in the morning (I got this tips from Napoleon Hill ). As I read my goals, I always visualize myself as already achieved that goals and this action will activate the law of attraction.

The last thing, I have an exercise for you guys if you care about your future success and haven’t set up your goals yet. All you need to do just decide what you want in each area of your life, and then fill the exercise down below. Keep in mind that personal success is the result of knowing exactly what you want and the price you’ll have to pay to achieve it. So if you haven’t set up any goals for this year, then I’d suggest you complete this exercise. 😀

My GOALS for 2016!

MONEY GOALS:
e.g. I will invest 10% of my income in mutual funds per month by 31 December 2016.
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STUDY GOALS:
e.g. I will have graduated in November 2016 with GPA at least 3.5.
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BUSINESS OR WORK GOALS:
e.g. I will fix at least 5 guitars per month until 31 December 2016.
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HEALTH OR PHYSICAL BODY GOALS:
e.g. I will workout for 30 minutes every morning until 31 December 2016.
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TRAVEL GOALS:
e.g. I will travel to Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka for 9 days by 11 May 2016.
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PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT GOALS:
e.g. I will have at least 4 public speaking per month at Toastmaster International by 31 December 2016.
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SOCIAL & RELATIONSHIP GOALS:
e.g. I will visit my parents at least twice in this year by 31 December 2016.
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CONTRIBUTION GOALS:
e.g. I will donate 5% of my income per month by 31 December 2016.
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P.S All the examples above are some of my goals that I have for 2016.

Feel free to categorize your goals based on your need, I hope you guys enjoy reading this blog and can get any value from it. Sorry in advance for any grammatical errors. Thank you for letting me make a difference in your 2016. See you on the next post! 🙂

3 Responses to “What Are Your Goals For 2016?”

  1. I.T. Event Support Says:

    This actually answered my downside, thanks!

  2. Rosmy Says:

    Thanks for posting this article on study abroad program. It helps me in creating new thinkings ieltstrainingtrivandrum

  3. Study in Europe Says:

    Thanks for sharing a wonderful note on “Goals”…

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