You have heard about the importance of goal setting before. Probably more than once. Goals are important to have. How can you get to where you’re going if you don’t know where you’re going? Right?
However, what if goal setting isn’t actually about achieving those goals?
Did I lose you?
Let me explain…
Goal setting is less about achievement and more about your personal development. The question isn’t “how” to achieve those goals. The question is “Who do you need to become,” to be available to achieve those goals.
So now what kind of goals are we talking about here? We are talking about the HUGE goals and dreams you have for your life. Maybe it’s being a millionaire. Maybe it’s being the top rank in your company. Maybe it’s reconciliation with family. Whatever it is, this goal should excite you, motivate you and give you at least few butterflies.
Who you are RIGHT NOW is not good enough to reach that huge goal you have swimming around in your mind right now; which means now it’s time for a little exercise:
Grab a blank sheet of paper and your favorite pen.
Write down that big goal or goals you have in your head. I don’t care how big it is. The bigger the better. Really let your imagination fly with this one. And make sure to ignore the “how.” That little word can really hold you back.
Below those goals, write down WHO that person is, who has achieved that goal. What does this person look like, feel like. What does this person have. What do other people think and feel about this person. Be as detailed as possible.
You have just written down your future YOU. You now know WHO you need to become to be available for the kind of success you envision for your life.
And here’s the thing: If you can THINK it, you can DO it!
It’s time to start formulating daily habits which will shape you into the person you wrote down just now. Before you get overwhelmed and quit before you start, write down ONE daily habit you can start. Just one. And then after a few weeks, add another.
What goals did you write down? What is ONE daily habit you are going to start practicing? I would love for you to share it in the comments!