Do you set goals? Do you break them down into “bite sized” pieces so they are easily digestible? Most people don’t do either and I think that is the reason most people don’t have what they want in their life.
I have been working with people on setting health, fitness, personal, and business goals for over 20 years. The reason I think most people don’t keep their new year resolutions (goals) is not because they don’t want to accomplish them, but because they don’t have a plan.
I have been setting and completing the majority of my goals each year for pretty much my entire adult life. I want to show you what I do so you can do it too and have a better chance for making all your dream and goals a reality next year.
Set a goal in each of the following categories…
- personal growth
I like to set 2 goals in each but I am an experienced goal setter and have more time than the average person. Well, not more time, we all have 24 hours each day, I’ve just mastered my time management skills. So I would start with one goal in each category.
Rate each goal on a scale from 1-10 on how excited you are about it. If it’s under an 8, change it!! You will never work to accomplish anything you’re not excited or passionate about.
For each goal, break it down to what you need to do in January to reach your goal by December. For example one of my goals is to have $15K in an emergency fund. So to start on track throughout the year I need to save $1,250 a month. Another one of my goals is to read a book on leadership every month.
Easy to break it down, this month pick a book and read it!
Make a list of all the daily/weekly activities you need to do to reach each goal. Using my example of savings I could put on my list: sell something, teach a class, make something to sell, market what I already have made, promote my amazon affiliate link, pick up an extra job, sub fitness class, spend less on food, limit eating out, check auto insurance plans, use less electricity, drive less, work business more, etc. I could go on and on but you get the point.
Schedule time to do your activities toward each goal. This is the most important step in my opinion. If you are waiting for extra time to get this stuff done, you’ll be waiting forever. No one has “spare” time!
We make time for what is important to us!! I have met people who like to argue with me saying they are too busy for anything extra, but again, we all have 24 hours in a day and we all get to choose how we spend it. So don’t consider your goals and dream “extra”. Make them a priority and schedule them into your day!
Get an accountability partner…or two. This is the next important step imo. I have success partners for every category in my life, and they are all different people. Most I do a weekly or monthly call/meeting with. This is a great way to keep you on track even when you don’t “feel like” staying on task, which as we know is often!!
Write all of this down and hang it up where you see it every single day. We all know out of sight out of mind. Don’t miss out on your goals and dreams just because you forgot all about them!!!
Just do it!! Do something right now toward one of your goals. Research shows people who take action immediately are more likely to achieve results.
If you have no idea what your goals are, I can help! I have a free 7 day video course to help you figure it out! You can find it at:
And if you are looking for some inspiration to stay on track, here are a couple more articles to keep you dreaming…
- Homework: Your Perfect Day
- Homework: Gratitude Journal
- If Kir Can Do It, Anyone Can Do It
- What A Difference A Year Makes
- Happy New Year
Thanks for being part of my life!
See you soon!