How To Set Powerful Goals You Can Actually Achieve
We all want to win right? You keep hearing over and over again, that you need to set SMART Goals in order to get the victory you've wanted for so long. In order to set powerful goals that are achievable, you need to research the dreams you have right now & find out if they’re even doable! You want to challenge yourself but you don’t want to make the goals so hard that you experience only failure. Let's maximum your success and make sure that your goals meet the following criteria:
MATCH YOUR PERSONAL VALUES
The more any goal fits into one of the four main areas of life - Family, Financial, Physical or Personal - the more likely you are to be able to set a realistic goal that you can achieve. If a goal for some reason doesn’t fit into one of your core values, it’s not likely you’ll experience much success.
BE 100 PERCENT IN CONTROL!
While goals that rely on others aren’t wrong, they are harder to achieve. Any goal that you control 100 percent is a goal that you can reach. Don't let fear get in your way or blame fate for your failures. Self-limiting beliefs can get in your way on this one! Be realistic about whether you do have control or not and give yourself more credit. For example if you think you do not have control over your financial future because “that’s just how it is,” you are mistaken and need to eliminate this line of thinking. Right now.
ENVISION THE GOAL IN YOUR MIND
If you can’t see the end result, it will be very difficult to move forward toward achieving the goal. If you need to draw a picture, make a vision board, or take a day out to fantasize about your big dreams and see how they all fit together in the big picture of your life, do so. You need to see the end to be able to truly achieve it.
SPELL IT OUT!
Every goal you make needs to be very specific in nature. If you really want to be sure to reach the goal, you have to know when you reached it. Instead of saying “I want to start a business,” state exactly what type of business you want to start, who you want to be your customer & clients, and other information that makes the goal more concrete.
MAKE IT MEASURABLE!
At which point have you achieved the goal? If you can’t give a number or something that is measureable, then you won’t have a real goal. If you want to use the business example, you might include that you want to earn $1,000 each week by a certain date and then how and why you are going to do it.
To achieve any goal there has to be steps that you can take to get there. Like using a map to reach a destination that you want to go to on vacation, you need to draw a map to your vision of success with the steps and paths you’ll take along the way. Put not only what but when, and how you’ll accomplish the step.
KEEP IT 100
You don’t want to write a goal that is too hard to achieve or worse, impossible. Be sure that it’s scientifically possible to do it by researching everything realistically. For example, you’re not likely going to start a business today and earn six figures by tomorrow or even the first year in business. Look at the research and determine what is doable and how you’ll do it.
Every goal has to have a time limit otherwise you may never achieve it. Start with the end and work your way back to today, creating the list of things to do each day to finally reach the end result. But, do set a time limit. You can adjust as you get into the project if it works to be more realistic, but resist the urge to change the time because you’re not sticking to your task lists.
Use this post to create powerful goals that you can achieve. If you do, you will not experience the stress that comes with failure because you can always adjust your timeline and your goals as you learn more. The important thing is to give each goal a lot of thought, consideration and study before setting it. Now get to it!