Taking time for goal setting and putting forth the effort to create an effective habit will take your life in the direction YOU want and not in the direction others are telling you. Success is being able to live the life you want in pure pursuit of anything and everything you want. Because of that everyone’s definition of success is different. Which is why so many people feel unfulfilled – because they are living their life based on what society tells them is success.
Not everyone is meant to go to college. Some are not built to work in corporate America. Not everyone wants to be married with kids. And some people have NO desire to own a home. Yet… we all feel pressure to do these things because society tells us that it equals happiness.
If you feel unfulfilled and drained, then it might be time to reality-check your life – take a hard look at what is causing you to feel unhappy, and then make the necessary changes to fix it.
The thing that WILL take your life to the next level is goal setting. I get it… goal setting isn’t sexy. It doesn’t produce instantaneous gratification or overnight results. BUT it WILL take your life in the direction YOU want.
Whether you’re unhappy with the way things are, or you just know deep down that you were destined for more, approaching goal setting correctly will set you up to actually accomplish your goals.
When you set goals the right way, you focus your energy and effort into the tasks that propel your life forward and in the direction that will create true happiness.
These tips will help not only in setting goals but also in achieving whatever it is you want in life.
Expect to hit your mark 80% of the time.
-> Sometimes we just don’t want to do it whether it’s trying to run your business or getting through a workout. There will be down days and if you try to achieve 100% every time, those slip up and missteps will set you way back.
-> Instead aim for success 80% of the time and you will succeed.
The joy is in the journey.
Setting a goal and achieving it is one thing, but if you fly through life only focused on the goal you’re going to miss out on a lot.
Think back on the last time you achieved something you were really proud of. When you look back on that time you don’t just remember achieving the goal, you also remember the long road you journeyed to get there.
-> Accomplishment comes from the difficulties your overcame.
-> If you love the journey, you’ll love life, no matter what your goals are.
When you’re setting goals make sure you remember to consider what you can realistically achieve and when.
There’s no worse deterrent than overloading yourself early and quitting on your dreams before you even start.
Set attainable goals.
…or break up a large goal into smaller ones.
Goals are a part of life so, enjoy the day to day as well as the big successes.
Goal setting is a HABIT.
Yuck! don’t wanna hear about habit? Well, it’s the truth. You have to want it bad enough that you discipline yourself to establish a habit and create long lasting change.
Set aside time every day where you write your goals out, not just for the next 30 days, but the small individual tasks you’ll complete that day.
Those small individual tasks that you complete will get on your way to accomplishing your BIG goal for your life.
Goal Setting that DOES Work:
90 day goals tackled in 30 day increments – This creates fast approaching deadlines, and forces you to set goals that are both challenging and realistic.
A fresh planner/action plan every 30 days – Start a fresh journal every 30 days so you stay motivated and reassess your goals and action plan to make sure you’re continually moving in the right direction.
Have accountability system to change your habits – You don’t reach goals just by setting them.