November 19

Learn How To Set Achievable Goals

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Imagine if you could achieve all the goals you set out for yourself?

How would this change your life?

Maybe you’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur or lose weight or sail around the world or maybe it’s philanthropy work.

Having the creative freedom to live your life as you wish is the dream, right?

But right now this couldn’t be further from the truth.

You’re working the 9-5 rat race, you’re eating your way through life, feeling unfulfilled with no savings and little purpose.

You tired of the courses and emails that continually remind you of other people, success stories.

But does it have to be this way?

There is a way you can start manifesting your dreams. And it begins with how to set achievable goals. It doesn’t cost you any money, and you’ll find all the answers for free right here in this article.

All you have to do to get it is scroll down…

Smaller Goals Lead to Bigger Goals

Are you one of those people that think really big?

But, are so overwhelmed you don’t know where to start?

Here’s a suggestion…

Breaking your goals into smaller, simple tasks is the key to achievable goals.  If a task isn’t getting completed, it’s because it’s too big.

Break it down, then break it down again.

Smaller tasks are easier to complete and reward you with small dopamine spikes each time you complete one.

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Here an example of how to set achievable goals:

Juliet is overweight and is desperate to lose weight. An unrealistic goal is “In the next 6 months I want to be a size 12” it’s unlikely she will be able to achieve this goal because it’s far too big.

But let’s say she breaks this down into smaller goals for herself “Every month I want to lose 1 kg for the next 6 months” this is far more tangible and will help her to stay motivated.

After six months, we would review Juliet’s goals and continue to plan more achievable goals.

It’s more likely she will stay motivated towards her bigger goals by seeing herself achieve the smaller goals first.

Eat that Frog

A method popularized by Brian Tracey’s book Eat That Frog is a method whereby you always tackle high priority tasks first.

Only once all of your high priority tasks have been completed can you move down your list to tasks of lesser importance.

Utilizing a method like Eating your Frog will keep you aligned with your overall goals, and keep you on track to achieving them.

It Takes One Small Step

Every single person who has ever had a goal will begin with the same process of wondering where to start.

When you feel overwhelmed before you’ve even begun it’s less likely you will remain focused on your goals.

Achievable goals setting identifies a clear path ahead to go from procrastination into action.

How to set achievable goals it takes one small step

Picture a pyramid. At the top are your wildest dream and on the base are you small actionable steps leading you further and further up the pyramid closer to the life you desire.

Aligning your smaller goals to your bigger goals helps to see the bigger picture.

When the ‘doubt monkey’ creeps in just remember it takes one small step to move closer to your dreams.

Action creates the momentum to propel you further each day.

Take Time on All the Detail

Plan well.

Spend more time on the details.

Here’s an example of how to set achievable goals.

Exercise

  1. On the top of a pyramid, your goal is to be financially free in the next 2 years.
  2. Breaking this down a little more and identify how you could earn passive income in the next 6 months.
  3. Create a blog.
  4. Write an evergreen post each week for 6 months.
  5. Have affiliates on board and placed within each blog post.
  6. Drive traffic back to the post and begin making sales.

When planning achievable goals you have to cut away all the bullshit.

There is so much noise around your goals because it’s your passion! We all want to live out our true potential.

How to set achievable goals?

Get specific.

When you write your goals down, don’t settle for the first copy. Keep rewriting until they are clear and concise.

Here’s an example: 

“I am going around the world for 12 months and
taking my family and we are going to travel to all these really cool
exotic countries and engage with the local cultures”. Experience all
these incredible travel moments together with my children over the next
12 months".

It’s pretty clear here that I’m just blabbering on and if I was to keep reading this every day, I probably would get bored and finish after the second sentence.

Or I could write something like this.

“I am going to travel the world with my family for the next 12 months”

Get specific and get going.

Knowing What You Don’t Want is Knowing What You Do Want

Experiment, it’s not about being right the first time. It’s about knowing what don’t want to help guide you towards what you do want.

It may take a while to get on the right track but this is where all the learning takes place. And, never underestimate the power of knowledge.

Achievable goal setting won’t happen overnight but with time and practice, you will better understand how to refine the process.

Remember to start, experiment and try everything. Along the journey, the law of contrast will guide you towards your true north.

And trust “The universe has your back”Gabrielle Bernstein

Build a System

How to set achievable goals?

Build a system that works!

Definition of a system: a set of principles or procedures according to which something is done; an organized scheme or method.

Setting achievable goals is one thing.  Actually achieving them is another thing altogether!

A goal is nothing without an action plan and framework for achieving it.

That’s why you need a system.

Your goal will not be achieved by one single action, instead, they’re achieved by the compounding effects of small high priority tasks that get completed over time.

“Goals can provide direction and even push you forward in the
short-term, but eventually, a well-designed system will always win” 

 James Clear Atomic Habits

Ask yourself. What daily habits do you need to be doing to bring you closer to your dreams?

Trust your Gut

The gut is known in eastern cultures as the second brain.

Does this sound familiar?

“I have a gut feeling about this” these are often the times in our lives to sit up and take notice.

Next time you catch yourself saying this remember to ask yourself… Was I right?

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Sit down with your pen and paper or laptop and write down your goals and listen to your gut. When you do this exercise it’s important not to be distracted. The egoic mind can easily influence a decision.

Your gut is your guide. Listen with intent and start your journey towards your success.

Exercise

  1. Draw a pyramid
  2. Write your mission statement at the top of the pyramid
  3. Divided the pyramid into small boxes
  4. Start from the base left to right and begin writing in each box small actionable goals
  5. Each box much align with your mission statement
  6. Give the pyramid a timeline
  7. Give each box a deadline to complete
  8. Begin filling in each box working your way up to the top
  9. Live your dream

Conclusion

How to set achievable goals is a question everybody needs to ask before they begin their work.

Setting achievable goals is a sure fire way to be on the mission towards your desired life.

Never underestimate the power of goals as Napoleon Hill quotes “An idle mind is a dangerous mind”.

Waking up each day with direction is a far healthier life than having no direction.

Okay, now I’m interested to know what is your favourite achievable goal setting tips?

Let me know in the comments below!

With love,

Lauren

About the author 

Lauren Ringer

Loz runs a holistic womens surf company over at houseofsurf.co and is also a passionate Life Coach. She's a Gypset on a mission to cultivate a conscious lifestyle - by design.  When away from her laptop, you can find her, in the surf, hugging trees and philosophising whist sipping her chaga tea. 

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