Do you want to set goals that you are passionate about? Setting goals that matter to you.
Have you been feeling like the goals you set are more about what others want and not what really drives you?
Have you had the same goal on your to-do list for more than a year but never getting any closer?
Setting Goals That Drive Your Soul
Well, the fundamentals to actually achieving your goals is to set goals that matter to you in the first place.
Unfortunately, too many of us are stuck with goals that we think we should have because of our peers or family or the expectations of society in general.
So we end up with vague, meaningless goals, that reappear on our New Year’s resolution list year in and year out.
It’s time to put a stop to all that because I am going to walk you through how to set goals that are important to you. Goals you really want to achieve. Goals that will make you happy and make you into the person you need to be.
So let’s go!
Step 1: Declutter Your Goals
First, you need to declutter your mind of all the goals flying around it. You know all the should have done and would be nice to do type goals. All the goals that really come from you comparing yourself and your life to others.
This will help you get clear on the goals you have and why you want to achieve to achieve these goals.
- Write down all the goals you’ve chosen for yourself this year.
- Next, to each goal write down why you want this goal.
- Every goal that has to do with what you believe someone else expects of you, put a line through.
Getting a promotion at work because I have been with the company long enough so I should get it and my Parents or Family expect me to make progress at this age. [however what you really want is to change careers even if it means starting all over again.]
Step 2: Own Your Goals
This step is about making your goals yours. Making them real to you. By stating them in the present tense you’re telling your brain that you have already achieved the goal.
You’re going to rewrite the goals you have in this format;
- I am working as
- I ran my own business
- I weigh
- I earn
Get it. Write your goals in the present tense, like you already have what you want in your life.
- Take all the goals you have left and bring the list down to 10 or less.
- Again Why do you want to achieve this goal
- How will you feel when you’ve achieved it?
- How will you feel if you don’t achieve this goal?
- Who do you need to be to achieve this goal?
- How does it feel to be that person?
Step 3: Declare Your Goals
Declare your goals to yourself and to others. Take your most important goal, the one that would have the most profound effect on your life and let others know that this is the goal you’re working on.
It can be on Facebook, to a close friend or even better to a Life or Business Coach or Accountability Partner.
You want your goals to be your focus every day.
Life will get in the way, so if you don’t have your goals clear in your head you will lose sight of them.
So for the next 30 Days, you will write your goals down every day. You will also put your goals in plain sight. Somewhere you can see them every day.
Till next week, Be Flawless.