Hi great people sorry for the delay to publish the much awaited episode 4 of The Principal Things for African Young People. This is due to circumstances beyond my control. Internet has been shut down in all major towns of Anglophone Cameroon by the government for the past couple of weeks due to the peaceful protest of the Anglophone people. Weekly I have to travel 6 hours to get access to internet. Well despite the hurdles and difficulties that we the young people are facing due to poor leadership and governance from various African governments, we must not give up, we must continue to strive hard believing in ourselves and believing in Africa.
In this episode I will highlight how you can set proper goals; this is from my experience but thanks to a lot of books I read on goal setting but experiential knowledge is key. Setting proper goals is very vital to achieving long term vision for African young people. Any young African who desires to cause change and succeed must know how to set proper goals.
Do you know what you want to achieve by the end of today, this week, this month, this year or the next 10 years? If you want to succeed in this life you must set goals, without goals you lack focus/direction and people without focus are insane. When you set goals you are able to take control of your life and you don’t end anyhow, you end according to your heart desire.
To succeed in reaching your goals you must know how to set them. From my experience i believe the points below will aid you to set proper career or life goals.
1. Know your life goals
Every young person should ask important questions about what he or she want in life.
2. Set goals that motivate you.
It is important that when setting goals, set goals that motivate you that is make sure that the goals you set are important to you and that relate to the high priorities in your life.
3. Develop an action plan
Hope is hopeless without action. Goals are goalless without action. Develop a workable action plan to achieving your goals.
4. Have Accountability
If a goal is set and only one person knows it, does it really have any power? The answer is no. A goal is not powerful if you don’t have one or more people who can hold you accountable to it. My counsel is make sure you have a mentor
5. Set SMART Goals
I will intentionally not over burden this point. S.M.A.R.T. means set Specific goals, Measurable goals, Attainable goals, Realistic goals and Time-sensitive goals.
In episode 5 I will summarize on the vital 10 Steps for a young person to Achieve Any Goal.
“Concentrate your energy on the right priorities (goals), not everything is worth paying attention to” Javnyuy Joybert
Javnyuy Joybert is a Social Entrepreneur, Empowerment Coach, Public Speaker and a dynamic, prolific and strategic Entrepreneurship/Business Management Trainer/consultant and a personal efficiency strategist. He is focused, question asker, answer seeker, problem solver and purposeful young African. He is the Founder/CEO of The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa (www.celbmdafrica.org), Head of Njorku Career Centers (www.njorku.com), Country Director Consultant for C-Life (www.myclife.org), COO of Most Influential Young Cameroonians Initiative, YALI RLC Fellow and Consultant with several community base organizations, NGOs and SMEs across Africa. He has been nominated and has worn several local and international awards. He is the author of How to Confront the Limits; he has lectured Business Management courses in two private universities in Cameroon for 5 years (2012-2016) and has been featured on numerous publications across the world