Goal Setting can be very stressful and even undesired by many people. There are so many reasons as to why people do not write goals — or even us the word, goals.
If you do not like goals, why not substitute the word with something that will resonate within you:
- Optimal Outcome
- Desired Results
Some people do not like any of these because they feel like it will set them up for failure and disappointment.
They feel this way because a good goal is something that when you achieve it, it will blow your mind away. A good goal is something that you should not reach 100% of your desired results 100% of the time.
If you are always hitting 100% of your desired outcome, then your goal was not set high enough. There needs to be
- Personal Growth
A great reference of success with your goal is to accomplish 90% of what your original goal was. By reaching 90% of the goal, you became a success and learned a lot along the way.
If your goal is to make $100,000 in a year — you succeeded at not only reaching your goal, but writing a good goal if you earn $90,000 in that year.
Some people may already be making close to $100,000 in a year, so this goal would not be a good one. What number would stretch you? Making $250,000 a year?
Writing the Big Goals
- When writing goals, NEVER use the SMART Goals Formula
- It should be something you truly want
- Your goal should inspire and motivate you
- The goal probably will scare you
- “Make the goal so big that when you achieve it, it will blow your mind.” – W. Clement Stone
- To obtain your desired results, you will have to go outside your comfort zone
- If you are new to goal setting, start small — as in, 2 week goals — eventually you will be making 5 year goals
- Celebrate your daily success — every time you achieve something, congratulate yourself
- Plan out your daily action steps the night before to sleep easier and be more efficient
- Read them often — at minimum, right when you wake up and again before bed