Achieve your goals

Setting Goals the Right

Way to Achieve them Faster

 

You have something you want, but don’t know how to get it. Well, first things first, you must set it as a goal, but you need to do it the right way if you want to achieve them faster.

But how do I do that, you might ask?

Step 1: Make it a SMART Goal

S=Specific

You need to be very specific when you set a goal. You can’t just say I want to lose weight. You need to state exactly what you want. Example: I want to lose 10 pounds. This part will have all the W’s: who, what, where)

M= Measurable

For this, you need to make sure it’s something that you can measure. So, if my goal was to write a book. I might measure it by how many pages or words my book should be so that I can measure whether I’m getting closer to my goal

A=Attainable or Achievable

I’m all for setting big goals, however, you have to also be realistic.

I’m a 5’3 girl, who has never played a day of basketball in my life, so for me to set a goal of being an NBA basketball player in the next 5 years is not realistic.

Here you need to ask yourself, do I have the necessary resources or skills I need to accomplish this goal? If not, where could I get them?

R=Relevant

Ask yourself, how does this particular goal align with my life? Is it aligned with what I want? 

T=Time

This is super important as, without a deadline, you might keep procrastinating. Have you ever noticed that when you set a deadline, you work harder as the deadline approaches? Setting a deadline will keep you focused. Plus you have an end spot. A goal without a deadline is just a wish.

 

Step 2: Why Do You Want to Achieve this Goal?

You need to ask yourself why do I want this?

Your why will help you in times when you get discouraged. In fact, I would take this one step further, by making sure that when you write out your goal,  you include your why within the statement.

Or if you love vision boards, add your goal to your vision board and have a picture of your why next to it.

Visuals are so great for the brain and remind you daily of what and why you are going after. In theLife Blueprint Planner, there are several spots at the beginning of the planner for creating your very own vision board.

 

Step 3:  How You State Your Goal for Maximum Success.

This step is probably one of the most important steps. You need to state it not only in the present tense as if you already have it, but it MUST be positive. The brain seeks pleasure and avoids pain.

If you state your goal like you are taking something away, then this is counterproductive to how your brain works. As a result, it will feel like you are constantly battling yourself.

Using my earlier example of weight, instead of saying,

“I want to lose 10 pounds,”

say,

“I am now at (insert your ideal weight here) by (insert the date that will happen here). The reason I want this is because I want to be around for a long time with my family and be able to enjoy all life has to offer.”

 

 

 

Here is to your success

-Karen Brueggeman 

I would love to hear your success story or goals you are working on. Feel free to leave a comment or reach out to me. I’m here to support you.

 

Overcoming Your Obstacles.

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We all have goals and dreams, but as we go after them we are faced with obstacles. You have 2 choices, you can quit or overcome your obstacles.

If you are reading this, then I know you are serious about your goals and are going to choose option two. So how do you overcome your obstacles?

1. . Identify them. Look at your goals one at a time and write a list of all the obstacles that might come up. Here is a list of what many of my clients have told me over the years:
lack of time, too overwhelming, people, no motivation, lack of knowledge, fear of success, fear of failure, fear of public speaking, afraid to step out of comfort zone, not enough focus, procrastination, negative mindset, and too tired.

2. After you have your list, you will create a game plan for each obstacle.

Below are a list of things that have helped my clients with their obstacles (the game plan):

** Break your goal into small steps

** Seek support or advice from someone who has already accomplished your goal

** Visualize your goal as if you have already accomplished it every time you feel afraid

** Use Mel Robbin’s 5 second rule when you lack motivation

** Go online or to a library to get the necessary education to accomplish the task. (There are so many free resources this one, Khan Academy)

** Find ways to conserve time so that you can accomplish your goal. (Example: maybe you can work on your goal while cooking dinner or getting ready in the morning or perhaps take 20 minutes from social media or TV time)

**Listen to something motivational every day

** If people aren’t supportive, don’t tell them your goals and dreams

 **Stop listening to negative people

**Believe in yourself or if you can’t, then fake it for now

**When you want to procrastinate, take one little step, even if the step only takes one minute

** If you don’t have enough focus, look at your goals and just pick one for now and put all your focus there.

You can overcome your obstacles by doing the above and remember everyone has them, but only you can let them stop you.

You are the architect of your life, so make it the way you want.

Take today to list all your obstacles and ways to overcome them.

There is a spot on the Life Blueprint Planner (Goal Planning Worksheet) for listing and overcoming your obstacles.

Here’s To your success,
Karen Brueggeman

www.KarenBrueggeman.com

P.S.
For encouragement and support. Feel free to join Step by Step Goal Setting Facebook group.

P.S.S.
If you would like your own copy of the Life Blueprint Planner (digital or physical copy), Please visit: www.KarenBrueggeman.com