Imagine what it would be like right now if you had everything you ever wanted…
What would your life be like?
Would you still be working? Or would you be lounging on a pristine beach somewhere with white sand?
Would you send your kids to the school of their choice or pay off your mortgage?
One thing more than almost anything can help get you there: setting goals, visualizing those goals, and taking actions to achieve those goals. Keep reading to discover my top tips for not only setting goals, but the POWER of goals and rules.
Having goals is one of the key qualities of successful people. Goals give you purpose and help guide your actions.
With a specific vision of the future, you are more motivated to take action and reach out for your dreams.
Studies have be done that show that people who set goals, write them down, and review them regularly earn nine times more over the course of their lifetimes than those who don't have clear goals. That alone should motivate you to set goals.
Having goals, however, isn't enough.You must also write them down and declare them publicly. You're also more likely to succeed if you're accountable to another person.
People who set goals, write them down, share them with a friend, and create weekly progress reports were able to achieve 76% of their goals. In comparison, those who only set goals completed only 43% of their goals.
The human brain is a goal-seeking organism. Whatever goal you give to your subconscious mind, it will work day and night doing everything it can to achieve whatever it is you want to achieve, whether it is a career goal, a fitness goal, a relationship goal, anything!
How do you make sure a goal unleashes the power of your subconscious mind?
First, it should meet two criteria: how much and by when.
When you say “how much,” it means your goal should be measurable. It could come in the form of pages, dollars, square feet, or pounds. Now, when say “by when,” it should refer to a specific time and date.
Following these two criteria, your goal should be something along these lines:
“I will write 25 pages of my novel by 5pm on April 15.”
“I will save an extra $10,000 by December 31, 2020.”
Be as specific as possible. Include every important detail you can think of: make, model, color, year, size, features… everything! The clearer they are, the clearer the results will be.
What if there are no criteria for measurement? If your goal isn’t measurable, then it's only a “good idea,” not a goal. To engage your subconscious mind, you have to make sure that your goal is measurable. Here's an example to help you distinguish the difference between a goal and a good idea.
Good idea: I need to make my front yard look better.
Goal: I will mow the lawn and plant six rows of red roses, five rows of hydrangeas, and four rows of white tulips by 5pm this Saturday.
Write your goals in great detail. Think of it as writing the specs of a work order.
When you write your goals down, you're telling your subconscious mind what to work on. You're also telling it which opportunities to target. By doing so, you'll have a greater chance of completing your goals.
Apart from setting measurable goals, you should also consider creating a breakthrough goal.
A breakthrough goal is basically the “Hail Mary Pass” of goals. While regular goals are those that let you gain four yards in the game of football, breakthrough goals are those that let you gain 50 yards on the first play of the game.
A breakthrough goal is something that changes your life in very meaningful ways. While it may be challenging to achieve, it gives you the extra push you need because it brings you new opportunities and connects you to the right people.
Discover how you can set and accomplish goals that will help you live the life you've always wanted.
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