Ever find yourself setting big scary goals just to miss all of them? There is a reason behind that. Most people stop after setting huge goals because they don’t know how to break them down into small actionable and measurable steps and milestones. Some even find it hard to set goals because they are not clear about what they truly want in business and in their personal lives.
Setting and hitting goals is an art and here’s how it should go down:
1. Become extremely clear about what you truly want to achieve in business and in life.
We are talking about clarity of goals here. Simply saying “I want to be wealthy” won’t cut it. You need to be clear and specific about your goals if you hope of ever achieving all of them. Write clear goals like “I will generate $1 million of annual net profit in 2020 onwards”, or “I will purchase a brand new Ford Mustang GT in 2025”. You need to be clear and precise or you’ll be chasing vague goals that will give you vague results.
2. Develop an easy-to-follow game plan.
Now that you have set clear and specific goals, the next thing for you to do is to break it down into small actionable and measurable steps and milestones. If your goal is to generate $1 million of annual net profit in 2020 onwards, then you can break it down into small actionable steps like “I will close $84,000 worth of business deals every month”. This way, you won’t get overwhelmed and you can slowly but surely achieve your massive goals.
3. Get into the game.
Setting clear and specific goals and breaking them down into small actionable and measurable steps and milestones won’t produce you any results if you won’t take consistent and persistent actions. You need to put your plan to work and you need to ensure that you will be consistent with your actions or you will just waste your valuable time wishing and hoping that you will hit your targets for your business and your personal life.
Setting goals and actually doing something to achieve them are two different things. Setting massive goals is easy but to actually work hard to achieve them is hard. Most people miss hitting their huge goals because they aren’t clear about what they want, how they will get it, and how dedicated they are to achieving their goals.