“The best way to make your dreams come true is to wake up.” ~ Paul Valery
Why Are Goals Important?
In 2004 I took a sales job and the boss forced me to write down my goals otherwise I won’t get endorsed for training.
Because I didn’t have a choice, I obeyed my boss. I didn’t like it at first but writing my goals down changed my life.
About 80% of all my goals have been met.
Here are some examples:
- Get hired in a call center.
- Hit a sales quota.
- Rent my own place.
- Buy my own clothes.
- Start a bank account.
- Start a second bank account.
- Buy my own cellphone.
- Buy an iPhone.
- Buy a brand new Apply product.
- Buy my own laptop.
- Buy a Macbook Pro
- Get a Credit Card
- Buy a bike.
- Save more than 10k
- Save more than 20k
- Save enough money to work from home.
- Be financially independent.
- Help my mom with finances.
- Make Php 20,000 a month.
- Work from home.
- Make money online.
Without goals your direction isn’t steady.
So every year. I write down things that I want to happen. These are my long term goals.
I also set goals for six months and three months and track my progress regularly.
Some tips about writing goals
Be Specific. Write down details. Measurable. Write how many. Write down the price. Actionable. It needs to be something you can do something about. Realistic. Do you know people who’ve done it or heard of people who’ve done it? If that’s the case your goal is realistic. Timebound. Write the deadline. Year or age or date. Remember the first step? Specific.
Be - What kind of person do you want to be? Do - What activities do you want to do? Have - What things would you like to have
Some lessons I’ve learned doing this for more than ten years.
- 85% of all the goals you write down will become reality.
- You need to read your goals regularly.
- When you know the goal it’s easier to setup a plan.
- Goals that involve having usually involve buying something are usually expensive. (Car, house, gadgets)
- Goals that involve doing (activities) usually makes you happier and cost less money. (Travel, Activities, Etc)
- Goals that involve being or becoming the person you want to be costs a little amount of money and sometimes free. (Lessons, books, etc)
Here’s a template of how I write down my goals.
On your short term goals one month, three month six months Write down
** Have - What do you want to have?**
After writing the items down. Add the price. Indicate if one time or monthly.
Do - What do you want to do?
How often do you want to do the activity? How much does the activity cost?
Be - What kind of person do you want to be?
What activities do you need to do so you can say that you become the person you want to be?
Long Term Goals
On your long term goals 1 year 5 years 10 years and 20 years write this down. For a lot of people these are important life areas and each one has a goal. If you knew you are going to succeed 100% what do you want for yourself?
Physical: Health and Fitness
Contribution and Charity
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