Set a goal to take back control

January 23, 2022 BY

Reem Borrows says it is still possible to achieve laser-like focus in 2022, despite the uncertainty caused by COVID.

As we approach the end of January there is every chance that many New Year’s resolutions might already have been broken.

The unpredictably caused by coronavirus certainly doesn’t help in setting firm goals and sticking with them.

Reem Borrows, an award-winning coach, speaker and mentor, says it is easy to feel confused, jumbled, and lacking in direction after the summer holidays let alone during COVID.

Reem, who has more than 20 years’ experience working closely with many high-level executives across multiple sectors, says we shouldn’t despair and it is still possible to gain a laser-like focus in 2022 and make plans for the future.

“The best way to get in the zone and regain balance and laser-like focus is to articulate your goals with clarity,” she says.

“What I love about January goal setting is the clean slate and fresh start.

“Writing down your goals provides for accountability and a reference point throughout the year.

“The trick is, don’t just plan for this year, plan for the next five years.

“Any of your goals are achievable. All you need is a pen, a calm environment, and some paper to take the first step.”

Reem offers the five following steps which she promises will get you closer to what you want to achieve.

1. Day Dreaming
Get two empty pages, one for personal goals and one for professional/business goals. Write down all the things you can think of that you would like to experience and achieve for each page in the first column.

2. Find Your ‘Why’
Look at each of your goals and ask, “why did I choose this?”. This will help you find the purpose of accomplishing that objective.

3. Refine Your Goals
After identifying what you want to accomplish and why you want to accomplish them, the next step is to make your goals more actionable.

4. Break It Down
The purpose of this step is to decide what is most important, allowing you to focus all your energy on only the activities that will help you reach your goals.

5. Take Inspired Action
Break your goals into smaller steps and figure out what actions need to be taken on a yearly, quarterly, monthly, weekly, and then daily basis. Reduce it all down to the lowest common denominator.

“Once you have followed these steps, you will have the basis of a clear plan for the year and would have sorted out your priorities,” Reem says.

To discover more about Reem Borrows, head to the Dreem website.