In this blog, I will show you how to use these 4-little action steps to set and obtain your goals.
Until I began using these steps, I was struggling with my goals. No matter how hard I tried, I wasn't making significant progress. Hopefully, you will find some of these action steps valuable and get some hints on how to achieve your goals.
Everyone wants to fulfill their dreams and goal setting looks like a pretty intuitive thing.
But the thing is most people abandon their goals because they believe achieving a goal is hard work.
And what do we do when stuff is hard? We abandon it…
Actually, I like to say that:
Achieving a goal is simple, but it's not easy.
But you can make it easy if you have the right mindset and a good set of effective techniques.
Here are my 4 steps to obtaining your goals:
Step 1: Create Your Yearly Goals
Decide. Think of something you want to do or work towards… Make sure your yearly goals are in your control. For example, if you want to get promoted on your job, then you can't put that on your goals list. Because getting promoted in NOT in your control, it's in your manager's control.
Take a sheet of paper and create a list of small tasks that you will complete during the year. If you have no list of goals, create one now. It may not be perfect, but it's your first draft.
Revise, delete or change as you see fit… In 3 months' time, you will know more about your goals than you do right now.
Step 2: Break Your Yearly Goals Into Monthly Goals
Sit down and break your FIRST month goals that must be completed. Create them in priority order.
Work on them one at a time. You work on this first goal until completed. If this goal is not completed then all other goals are not important.
During the last week of the month, create your next month goals beginning with any goal(s) that were not completed from last month.
Step 3: Break Your Monthly Goals Into Weekly Action Items
Break your monthly goals into weekly action items that must be completed. Create them in priority order.
Work on them one at a time. You work on the first action item until completed. If this action item is not completed then all other actions items are not important.
After you have created your next month's goals, create your next month's action items that connect to your goals.
Final Step: Break Your Weekly Action Items Into Daily Tasks
Break your weekly action items into daily tasks. Create them in priority order. Stay on the first task until completed. If a task takes longer than a day to complete it, then move it to the next or until completed.
Every day, you ask yourself the question; whatever I'm doing, is it moving me closer to my monthly goals or away. If it's moving you closer, then keep doing the task, if it's moving you further, then stop doing that task.
When you start to take actions, you will find out that maybe some goals were not for you, update them.
Don't worry about making it all perfect.
All it matters is to start now.
So, do yourself a favor…. start now.