Do you know SWOT?

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All of us have written down a goal with the full intention of doing it, but for one reason or another, we never accomplish it. If this happens often enough, it may begin to feel like we just aren’t good at goals, so why should we try?

We try because all of us, no matter our walk in life, want to be better than we were the day before. So we continue to set goals. We want to be successful, but perhaps we just don’t have the tools that work for us.

Being a writer was never a goal for me, until two years ago. Before this point, I would write down story ideas on note pads that eventually disappeared, along with my story ideas, and dreams of being an author.

So, with some money I earned from a photo job, I purchased a Mac tablet and a companion keyboard specifically for writing my book. I identified a weakness in my goal and sought out a means for combating it. Because of that one decision, I’m now getting ready to send my first book to the editor.

The same can be true for you. Perhaps all you need is your metaphorical tablet to get you committed to your goals, so you can start being successful in your life.

Using the sheet below, You can write out the goal you wish to see yourself finally succeed at. Write out the strengths you have to get the job done. Next, write out what’s holding you back, what skills do you lack?

Download a PDF version of this file below.

In the third box, write out what positive things can happen in your life by accomplishing this goal. Then, write out what roadblocks you may face, whether those are mental or physical.

In the last box, I want you to brainstorm ways you can compensate for your weaknesses, such as hiring an outside person to do part of a job. Then, look for alternate routes you can take to go around those threats or roadblocks.

By taking the time to do this step in your goal setting, you will be that much further in becoming the person that you want to be.

Best of luck to you my friend, and if you find this worksheet helpful, please let me know by leaving a comment here.

Also, If you still need help writing out your initial goals, check out MY Goals sheet!

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