How to keep your goals simple

The Internet really over complicates goal setting.

If it is not recommending the ‘best’ app to record your goals, it offers a platitude of content at the users’ disposal.  Many a cunning person has exploited this, as if by applying a monetary value their advice is seen more impactful, when it is just another piece of the same old regurgitated advice from across the globe.

Here is how it should be:

  1. Choose how you want to record your goals.
  2. Come up with what you want to achieve.
  3. Make a plan for it and put this into practice.
  4. (After much effort and habit) get a result.

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Habits you should adopt

This post was originally posted on April 2014

Additional note: It’s interesting to go back through my old posts to see how my writing has changed, reading it can be a bit embarrassing but I guess it shows I have changed and evolved…

Life is short, some people choose to waste their free time doing much of nothing, others spend free time on interesting hobbies, improving themselves and developing skills that they can use later in life.

Here are the five habits you should be doing:

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Use SMART objectives to achieve your goals

The most common about approach to setting successful goals are usually the best and I am sure that you have heard of SMART objectives.

But I don’t like to assume – if you have been hiding under a rock, here is what they mean:

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Simplify your goals – Do, Doing and Done

I admit, I probably enjoy planning my goals a bit too much.  Sometimes I feel like I do too much planning and need to just get on with it.

So I welcome ways that make planning goals easier.

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How to set goals

selfAs I start off goal setting month, the best place to start is from the beginning, as I show how I set goals.  If you have never done this before get a sheet of paper and write down what you want to achieve.

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It’s Friday! Wear a pocket square.

I love suits.

But this time last year I got the best bit of fashion advice – wear a suit with a pocket square.

So I bought one


I really liked the look of it.  It added a bit of extra colour and gave the impression that a serious effort had been made.

The only time I have worn them previously is at weddings and I realised – I looked quite good in all the photos.  Was it the pocket square?

Before I had time to consider the answer I bought another one.


Then I got another and another and another.  Soon my draw was full of pocket squares of various colours and design.

Pocket squares make sense if your budget is limited.  The suit is a big investment  – but the pocket square keeps that same suit looking fresh.

You can even coordinate it with a tie.

Anyway still don’t believe how good pocket squares are gents?

Why don’t you ask this guy?

Image: David Beckham Meets Fans At H&M In Beijing



Or this one?

ryan gosling

Or James Bond?

James Bond

I rest my case.

So if you’re going out this weekend put on the suit and fold in a pocket square.  You will look awesome and stand out from all the other deadbeats