I talk a lot about goal setting because I believe in it. The problem I originally had with setting my goals was not really understanding my goal.
I wanted to lose weight. So I went to the gym. It made perfect sense to me. Go to the gym, lose some weight.
My Specific Goals
My goal was to really lose X number of pounds. Until I got specific I was like a dog chasing a car. I was performing all of the right actions, however, I wasn’t specific.
I got specific. I also learned it was entirely possible to push my self and lose 5 pounds in a week. Then with my goal in mind, I decided to break it down by day.
If you think about it, if your goal is to lose 20 pounds, and you have 3 months to do it, then you need to lose 3.5 ounces a day. Can you do that? OF COURSE!
Anyone could lose 3.5 ounces in a day. See how that can motivate you to lose the weight?
Beyond Weight Loss
What if you had another goal that wasn’t as easy?
One goal I had was to create a blog that made money. Well, I then needed a product.
I had 2 options, create a product or sell someone else’s product.
I chose to publish a book on Amazon. I am not going to say this was the best idea, but it certainly wasn’t the worst idea. Here is why.
I learned how to make $1 online. If you can turn nothing into something you have made a formula. Once you have the formula for action all that is left is the action.
The bronze medalist is the happiest Olympian. I am not asking you to shoot for mediocrity. However, when you have the first goal, have a distant idea for the next goal.
If you win the goal medal, and your goal was the gold, and then you said once I win the gold I can die… you will die. (The silver medalist wishes he won the gold, and the bronze medalist is just happy he placed.)
So be wary of the dangers of not having a potential goal. Every goal you set should be achievable. So once you are almost at achievement, be sure to have your next goal in mind.
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