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