Are you having problems deciding what goals you want to reach in life? Maybe you have too many ideas going on in your head and you are not sure where to begin. You may spend your day dreaming about the life you want but not making a plan to get there. If you go on like this you may find that you never actually set a goal because you just have too many goals to accomplish! So here’s a quick way to set goals you want and start working towards them.
First write all of your ultimate life goals down. These are the big things that you want to do in life in order to feel successful and be happy. They can be things like ‘Become a doctor’ or ‘own a house in the country’ or ‘get my brother out of my house for good’. They are uniquely your goals which makes them extremely personal to you, so there is no right or wrong answer here.
Now once you have a list of all your desires and dreams in life go through that list and pick one that gets you excited and pumped to get started. You want to be passionate and excited about the goal otherwise you may not try to work towards it.
Once you pick that one goal start thinking about ways you can achieve it and write those steps down (these steps will become goals in themselves). The best way to do this is backwards. Picture yourself at your ultimate goal and then picture the last step you had to take to get there. For instance, if your goal was to be 150 pounds then you may have had to lose 2 pounds to get there. So picture yourself at 152 pounds and what you had to do to lose the 2 pounds.
You will come up with a plan of action this way. If you picture every step towards your goal and lay it down in writing then you eventually have a visual plan to start working towards your ultimate goal! You have built a staircase of sorts towards that goal. No longer are you wondering how you are going to get there because it’s all laid out in front of you! Along the way you will find that some steps will need to be changed or tweaked in order to move you forward, but for now it’s just good to have a plan instead of a bunch of thoughts floating around in your head.
And now comes the most important part of this whole process. Start taking those steps! Start checking off things that you need to do one by one. Don’t try to do ten steps at one time, but instead climb the staircase one step at a time. This will ensure you don’t fall backwards and that you keep moving forward.
The difference between people who achieve their goals and who don’t is simple; the ones who don’t achieve their goals stop climbing that staircase they built at some point, and the ones who do keep moving up towards the top of the staircase. If you stop climbing then of course you are not going to achieve your goals! So don’t make excuses. You have a step by step plan to get going. Take action and get the life you want!