Do you want to finally want to crush the big goals you set for yourself?
Do you constantly set big goals for yourself, only to give up halfway through?
I’m a massive believer in setting big audacious goals that set your soul on fire. But I’m also very aware of how scary this can be as well as how off-putting it can be if you don’t reach the goal you set out to reach.
Let’s face it, January is usually the time most people set out big goals for the year ahead, however by the third week of January you have given up on trying to reach that goal. That goal then ends up on your list every year.
Be honest how many of your goals are repeat offenders. You know the ones that appear on your list year after year.
Well, let’s fix that right now. Because everyone can crush their goals and create the life they want. It just takes the ability to master the skills needed to create and met those big goals.
Because like everything on your list that needs the skill to achieve, so does goal setting itself.
Master Crushing Your Goals
Once you master the skills of goal setting you can crush any goal and reach any dream you have. So, let’s get you there.
To truly crush the goals, you’ve set for yourself you must first understand the stages of setting and meeting goals. There are 4 stages, and once you’ve mastered the skills of each stage you’ll be able to set and crush goal after goal.
4 Stages of Crushing Your Goals
There are 4 stages to becoming the master of crushing your goals. First, you have to set goals that matter to you; then you need to plan how you will achieve your goals; you next focus on developing a strong mindset around the goal you want to achieve; finally, you track and measure your progress and success.
We’ll cover each of these in detail below;
1. Setting goals that matter to you
The fundamental step to meeting your goals is to set goals that matter to you. This is where so many people go wrong. They just set the wrong goals, right from the start.
They set goals they think they should set, not ones they want and need to set for themselves. If the goal is a should, it has no place on your list.
The best way to find out if a goal is a should or a need/want, is to understand your why for each goal. If your why is connected to everyone else but you, it’s a should.
Your goal should be about your happiness and growth, it should be about meeting your desires and wants. Not your Mum’s, Your Dad’s, Uncle, aunt, cousin, brother, sister, or that Instagram Influencer you’ve been following. It needs to be all about you and you.
Connect your goals to your why and the things that matter most to you in your life and you will be off to a flying start in achieving your goals.
Why? Because you will be instantly more motivated to do what is necessary to achieve the goal you have set.
2. Creating an actionable plan
The next step is to create an actionable plan for each goal. This involves breaking your goal down into smaller chunks and milestones.
You must also create a timeline that each action needs to be achieved by. Your overall goal will be for a year, you will then break your year up into 90-day segments, then 30 Day segments.
So, you will break your yearlong goals down into 90-day goals and your 90-day goals into 30-day goals, your 30-day goals into weekly goals and those into daily tactics and steps to take.
- You want to lose 50lbs over the next year.
- You break that goal down into 90-day segments of losing 12.5lbs every 90 days.
- You will need to lose around 5lbs every month. [Who can’t lose 5lb a month]
- On a weekly basis, your mini goals would be to exercise 3x a week for 30mins and eat healthily. You might join a diet club to help with this.
- On a daily basis, your tactics would be to track your calorie intake and exercise on your designated days.
By breaking it down into actionable steps and creating a plan, big goals are less scary and more achievable.
3. Developing the right mindset
Mindset starts when choosing your goals. By picking the one that is right for you and not others you are starting to develop the mindset you need to achieve your goal.
The other half of mindset comes down to the goal you are trying to achieve. If you your goal is around your health you need to develop a stronger mindset towards what a healthy lifestyle is.
If you’re looking to set goals around your finances, then you need to develop a better wealth mindset.
So many goal setting books and courses focus on action planning technique and tracking, but very little on mindset. However, if you don’t focus on mindset, your effort in all the other areas will be for nothing.
Make building your mindset a priority when looking at achieving your goals.
Focus on what has stopped you from achieving this goal and what needs to change in order for you to finally reach it.
Start to read books on the subject and get coaching if you need to.
4. Tracking your success
You must track. It helps when you get low and feel like giving up, you can look at your progress and see how far you have come. I track everything, When I slip up it’s easier to get back on track because I know the step I missed and how to get back on it.
Remember the point of every goal is for you to have a change in your life at the end of it. Part of that change is who you are. You will be a better version of yourself when you achieve the goal.
But it doesn’t happen overnight, it happens because of the journey you take, the things you learn about yourself and the way you see the world.
So through tracking, you can look back and see how much you’ve grown and what worked as well as what didn’t work. Seeing your progress will also give you the motivation to keep going.
We all have the ability to create big goals and crush them, but we have to follow the right system.
The system I outlined above, which involves;
1 – Setting goals that light you up
2 – Creating solid action plans
3 – Breaking through blocks and developing a strong mindset
4 – Tracking your progress
Go Crush Your Goals. And When You Win, Win Gracefully.