So you got some some goals? Great, so doesn’t most of the population. In fact, we can categorize a boatload of people in just a few modules. Over my next two posts, I’m going to go into great detail about how to connect with yourself this year and create an amazing year. To start, we need to reiterate the importance of goal setting. This goes beyond merely wanting things, and as I’m about to break down for you the three types of people- consider where you’re at now. I want to let you know that you need to be in the third category if you want a breakout year. They are as follows:
1. People who want shit
Curious as to the difference in results of these three people? I’m sure it wouldn’t shock you. Like a large percentage of people, you most likely fall into the first category of general wants.
I want to lose weight. I want more money. I want a better job. Does this sound like anyone you know? Could you tell me (if you had to guess) how often this type of person receives above average results in terms of their goals? If you answered with very little, then congrats! You’re spot on. When we want certain outcomes to happen for us and the only thing we do to get there are make non specific statements (usually in the form of complaining) could you see how that’s not a winning formula?
You want to lose weight? Here’s one pound gone, you’re done. More money? Here’s a dollar; bye. A better job? Haven’t taken the time to get more skills? Too bad.
Many times we’re getting exactly what we’re asking for but because we’re not being specific we’re achieving very little results.
2. People who want specific shit
Once you’re done with general goals and better understand that the more specific you are the better; you’re going to begin to find yourself in a much smaller pool of people. You are now operating in a world with a sense of self awareness, knowing exactly what you need.
I want to get to 15% bodyfat. I want to earn $60,000 this year. I want to get hired in my degree field. A little bit more specific, right? By calculating and considering the things you actually want, you’re naturally better able to guide yourself closer to that goal. While many of these goals feel concrete and make you feel good (especially at the beginning of the year) the reality is that most people quit their New Years Resolutions by February.
They don’t write them down. Chalk it up to forgetfulness, lack of focus, or lack of willpower; most people simply do not have the chops to get and take what they actually want in life.
3. People who want specific shit and they write them down with a deadline
Hey guess what? If you can manage to write down your goals, and put an end date to when they should be completed- then you’re rocking with a mere 10% of people. The far and few that know exactly what they want, and exactly when it’s going to be done. These types of people, if you had to imagine, are the movers and shakers of the world. They aren’t people to sit idling by while life passes on. Is the reason because they were born that way?
No. It’s because they wrote their goals down and now have a purpose to complete them.
Ok. I’ll write down my goals today but can we talk about how I’m supposed to make sure I have an incredible year by hitting them?
Writing down your goals moves you into action because you have now created a commitment with yourself- which will set you into motion with achieving that result.
If you can find a big enough reason of why you’re going after your goal, then you will be able to solve any question of how to get there.
Let’s say you took a nice pause and realized, “hey, I really care about my goals and my future enough to where I want to take some time to write out specifically what I want and when I’m going to achieve it by. I’m also going to hold onto it and reference it at least 2–3 times a day.” A great statement to consider! The reason why it’s so important to have your goals written is because if you don’t, how are you going to be able to define an incredible 2018?
With a general statement? “I want to be happier.”
We know damn well that’s not good enough.
“I want to catch myself smiling all the time because of how happy I am” Specific, but still not what we’re looking for.
“ I will easily find ways to create the feeling of happiness in my body routinely by Dec 31st, 2018.” Perfect.
YOU NEED TO WRITE WHAT YOU WANT OUT OF LIFE DOWN BECAUSE THERE IS NO MEASUREMENT OF PROGRESS WITHOUT A DEADLINE AND A DESIRED OUTCOME!!!!!
Having written goals will serve as a roadmap. Now it’s time to figure out how to get there. Take the time to create your goals as soon as you read this. I use several categories such as spiritual, key relationships, personal life, business, finance, travel, etc.
Part 2 is going to be released tomorrow (1.4.18.) and we’re going to dive into the secret sauce as to figure out HOW you’re going to achieve the goals you wrote down. Stay tuned.