Why Set Goals For Success?
So today we will be walking through how to set goals for success.
I can remember many successful people talking about how their present realities were goals they wrote for themselves several years back.
The law of attraction tells us we are what we think about and imagine, writing down this things as goals is a great way to do this.
So many reasons why setting goals for success is definitely the way to go.
- Goals push you forward
- Having Goals make Insurmountable Mountains Into Walkable Hills
- Goals help us believe in ourselves
- Having goals make you accountable for your failures
- Goals remind us of what you truly want.
- Having goals helps us live life to the fullest
To Be List
Before we dive into how to set goals for success, let first defines these two phrases we will be seeing a lot of.
Like the name goes, To Be list is what you will want to be list.
These are your goals.
To Do List
Next, the To Do List, these are the things you are willing and supposed to do to accomplish your To Be List.
How To Set Goals For Success
Okay now, let’s begin with our list of steps which have been used by many, including myself.
A list which helped them set the goals and put in place the next must-dos to accomplish these goals.
1. What’s Your Why
What is your reason for all you do daily?
I believe we all have that thing which keeps us going even when we want to stop.
One of the best things I have heard about parenthood is that you have someone that drives you to be your best, someone that pushes you to work harder than you ever had in order to give them the best.
Some people have money as a drive, they need money to be able to afford their daily necessities and more.
Knowing your reason for striving guides you as you set your goals and the type of goals you set.
If you are a parent and you set goals that require you to spend most of your time away from your kids might not be the best.
Setting goals which won’t give you the money or happiness you want is not the best choice.
2. Begin With The End In Mind
Now we know our why, let’s talk about ‘the what’ which will get us to that why.
What do you want to become?
Having this in mind will not only help us create our goals but it will also help us stay motivated to keep doing what it takes to get there.
As you think about what you will like to become, some important things to reflect about is;
- What will you do if you had a short amount of time to live ( 6 months)?
- If you are at the end of your life would there be any goals you will regret not seeing through?
- What will you do if you had all the money you could ever need ?
- What is your purpose in life?
3. Research The Process
Many people want to become billionaires but are not willing to do what it takes to get there.
If you are not willing to do what it takes, then don’t write it down as a goal.
Research what it takes to be an A list, celebrity, youtuber or blogger.
What does it take to be a highly successful computer engineer?
You can do this by reading success stories, biographies .
After this research, you can then go ahead to put down goals in which you are in love with the process.
4. Write Down Your Goals
That we know our why and our what,and how to get there, we are equipped and ready to start writing down our goals.
It is important to write this goal down, it helps us keep track of what we still need to do, what we still need to do and how long we still have left to complete our goals.
Writng things down make your goals more Visible and concrete, it makes them feel real.
Right down your goals like this;
I want to be a veterinarian.
I want to be a travel blogger.
5. Break It Down
Many of us turn to focus on setting material goals or financial goals and forget about our health goals.
We then attain what we wrote, which then comes with obesity because we didn’t prioritize our health enough to set it down as a goals.
We end up with the money and depressed because we didn’t set spiritual goals
To help us take all the domains of our life into account, it is very important to break down your goals into
This will help you set goals which reflect a balanced life.
A life with no domain lacking.
6. Set Time Limit
Next on how to set goals for success is setting time limits.
When do you plan to meet up with this goal.
This time limit will help you with the next step, that is coming up with your to-do list.
This tells you what amount of task do you need to accomplish per day to meet the deadline.
Setting time limits also helps you stay motivated, as you are reminded that you don’t have your whole life ahead of you to meet that task , what you have is a six or five months period.
You can also break down levels of your goal into different time frames.
For example, you want to make $500,000 in five months time, you are starting at zero.
You could say, you will make $100,000 per month.
This makes your goal clearer and more feasible.
7. Write Down Your To-do list
Ok, now we write down our to-do list.
In my opinion, it is the most important step.
Just write down goals with no plan on how to accomplish them is a complete waste of time to me.
Let’s use our example above.
We will be making $500,000 in five months by making $100,000 every month and we will make $100,000 monthly
by selling 100 items from our online shop weekly,
in order to sell 100 items we need to get about 150 clients weekly,
meaning we need to talk to about 5 potential clients daily.
This makes us clear about what we need to do monthly, weekly and daily.
So each day we would have accomplished something which gets us closer to our goals.
8. Revisit Your Goals Regularly
So your goals have been rewrittten down but we need to continuously remind ourselves of these goals, so we could be motivated by the task ahead.
Regularly reading through our goals, let’s us know
- What we have accomplished,
- What we need to work harder at for the deadline is close,
- What are we not ready to do
- Or which goals have missed their deadlines.
9. Revise Your Goals
For the goals which we find the tasks to get there not pleasing to us anymore, it’s okay to take them off.
Remember that reason for writing down goals is to guide us on our journey and also keep us motivated.
So keeping a goal on the list which we don’t feel inspired to work towards might only be counterproductive.
Taking it off will create room for something else we might be willing to work towards but we felt like we already had so much to do.
When you complete certain goals, it is important to take the time to celebrate.
This helps us relax, recharge and also motivates us to keep working towards achieving the other goals.
Quotes About Setting Goals
- “It’s harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb. Continue to seek new goals.”– Pat Summitt
- “If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”– Albert Einstein
- “One way to keep momentum going is to have constantly greater goals.”– Michael Korda
- “If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”– Source unknown
- “It’s important to set your own goals and work hard to achieve them.”– Yuichiro Miura
- “You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.”– Ted Turner
- “The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.”– Michelangelo
- “I do know that when I am 60, I should be attempting to achieve different personal goals than those which had priority at age 20.” – Warren Buffett
- “A goal properly set is halfway reached.”– Zig Ziglar
- “The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score.”– Bill Copeland
- “In all things that you do, consider the end.”– Solon
- “If you’re bored with life – you don’t get up every morning with a burning desire to do things – you don’t have enough goals.”– Lou Holtz
- “I am always more interested in what I am about to do than what I have already done.”– Rachel Carson
- “Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”– Tony Robbins
- “If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes.”– Andrew Carnegie
- “It must be borne in mind that the tragedy of life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goals to reach.”– Benjamin E. Mays
- “Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.”– Brian Tracy
- “If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.”– Jill Koenig
- “In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed.”– Sid Caeser
- “I think goals should never be easy, they should force you to work, even if they are uncomfortable at the time.”– Michael Phelps
- “Envision, create, and believe in your own universe, and the universe will form around you.”– Tony Hsieh