So here's the thing, we all make goals at the beginning of every year, but how many of us actually follow through with them? An article by Forbes states that 80% of New Year's Resolutions fail, so we're giving you 3 easy to follow goal planning phases to help you with staying on track and build your roadmap for success.
This blog post will be Phase 1. I suggest for you to take out a pen and paper and work along the steps to make the most out of this exercise.
CREATING A VISION OF YOUR FUTURE WITH CLARITY
As an executive coach, I often give my clients these 3 steps to start to create their visions.
Most people don’t take the time to choose their destination. Lots of people struggle to draw out their goals because they are afraid of making the wrong goals, or committing to a goal, or failing to achieve.
Here is phase 1 of your pathway to creating the goals that lead you to success.
STEP 1: OUTLINE YOUR GOALS—IN 6 CATEGORIES
It is important to bring attention to all areas of your life because they all affect each other.
There is no limitation, no timeline, make as many as you want, and as BOLD as you can! I believe all dreams can become true as long as you dare to dream!
- Financial Goals:
- Career Goals:
- Health Goals:
- Relationship Goals:
- Social Goals:
- Other Goals:
STEP 2: READ YOUR GOALS ALOUD
Go through each of your possible goals in each category in Step 1 and read them aloud. Make note of how you feel when thinking about achieving each one.
Cross out any goals that don't make you feel excited. Do this until you narrow your goals to the top 2-3 in each category.
Now, rewrite your top goals to be specific, measurable, time-based, and in the present tense.
For example: Don’t write: "I will make 7 figures".
Instead: "I am increasing my income every day to be earning $1,000,000/year by the end of next year."
Remember: Make your short-term goals attainable and relevant. But make your long-term goals as big, bold, and crazy as you desire.
Most people overestimate what they can do in a short period of time, but underestimate what they can in a long period of time.
STEP 3: IMAGINE YOUR NEXT 10 YEARS, 3 YEARS, 1 YEAR, AND 3 MONTHS.
Pretend it's 10 years from now. I want you to think about what your life is like now that you've achieved your goals.
For each time period below, think how the different areas of your life look like. Write this down in present tense (as if you are writing this as your future self).
Start with "Over the last 10 years I have..." and use "I am..." or "I have..."present tense statements throughout.
- 10 Years
- 5 years
- 1 year
- 3 months
Ask yourself these questions:
- What were the main projects you achieved in your business or finance? What did you focus on to make it happen?
- What did you achieve with your health and your body? What did you focus on to make it happen?
- What did you achieve with your relationship(s)? What did you focus on to make it happen?
- What else did you achieve in your personal life that you're proud of? What did you focus on to make it happen?
- What message would you like to give to your past self, when you started this goal planning, to keep you on track over the next 90 days?
MAKE YOUR CONSCIOUS CHOICE EVERY DAY!
Fiercely and constantly protect your goals. Choose every day to protect your goals, overcome fears, and critical voices.
Review all of the things that you've written down in your plan and if you're ready to move on, check out our next blog on how to: Create Habits for Success