Complete Guide to Setting Goals

November 13, 2016 • written by

“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:

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.

Here’s a template of how I write down my goals.

Short term

On your short term goals one month, three month six months Write down

** Have - What do you want to have?**

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After writing the items down. Add the price. Indicate if one time or monthly.

Do - What do you want to do?

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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?

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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?

Financial

Career

Personal

Physical: Health and Fitness

Family

Spiritual

Contribution and Charity

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