Most people set goals in life – both personal goals and work goals. Do you remember how some goals that you achieved in the past seemed to come so easily and yet lately the goals you have set yourself recently seem to be almost impossible?
Goal Setting and achieving them used to be a cinch!
You just made up your mind that you were going to achieve your goals and then did whatever you needed to in order to get it.
Then later on when you started to have career goals, you gave them a bit more thought and tried to make them S.M.A.R.T.(Google smart goals if you don’t know what that stands for).
Nowadays, when you go after a goal it involves: –
- vision boards
- soul searching
- content creation
- content curation
the list goes on. ………
By the time you have finished with that lot you can hardly remember what the original goal was or even why you wanted it in the first place 😀.
So what’s to be done – How do you achieve a personal goal?
It seems that the simplest method is to:
1 Decide what you want – and envision it
2 Why you want it – and envision it
3 Set a deadline – and envision it
4 Chunk it into a series of very do-able steps – and envision them
5 Take massive action -Just Do It!
So why not give it a try? Envision a few short term goals and let me know if this strategy makes achieving goals easier for you.
Set a Ridiculous Goal
Setting a ridiculous goal may seem stupid to you but this was suggested by one of my mentors, a guy who set the ridiculous goal of setting up a million dollar company when he didn’t even have a website or a merchant account.
He sets an intention for everything he does – every blog, every video, every webinar and every project. I suggest that you do the same. When you set your intention, put a date to it. If it is an income goal put a number on it and work out what your daily output needs to be to achieve it.
If you want to earn $30k a month -that’s $1k a day. How many sales do you need to make to achieve this income, how much traffic, how many leads? Figure this out and then take action.
This strategy is known as reverse engineering. Decide to implement it and you will probably find yourself and your business slipping into top gear within months rather than years.
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