How To Set Goals
Wondering how to set goals? By following this goal setting
process, you’ll create a list of the top goals you’re committed to
achieving; more importantly, you’ll know why you’re absolutely
committed to achieving them.
learned how to set goals from Tony Robbins. I'm going to
overview of the process, which Tony does as a real time workshop in his
Personal Power and Get The Edge Programs. An advantage of
through the workshop with Tony is that he occasionally jumps in and
gives you great brainstorming ideas. I'm sure you'll find
If you're on this page, hopefully you already know why to set goals, and
want to take advantage of the power of focus,
aka the Law of Attraction. Now it's time to learn how to set
This process on how to set goals helps you create goals in
three important areas:
personal development, things, and financial. First,
a few groundrules:
Now grab a pen & paper, turn off your phone, find a place where
you won't be interrupted and let's get started right now.
- Set goals big enough to drive you and excite you
- Purpose is stronger then outcome: Reasons come
1st, answers come 2nd
- Realize that the purpose of achieving your goals isn’t to
get things; it's real purpose is who you become in the process
Put yourself into a state of total expectancy...a state of
mind of total faith and expectation. Pretend like you’re a
kid on Christmas eve talking to Santa – you know you're going to get
what you're asking for.
As you get started in each area, write as fast as you
can, and keep your pen moving - just keep writing.
Development Goals – Who Do You Want to Become?
First, write down anything you'd like to create; what skills,
character traits you want to learn and develop; where you'd like to go;
your career goals; how you'd like to contribute....anything
else you'd like
to accomplish in the next 1-20 years.
Write down anything you want to develop, do, accomplish or be.
Write for six straight minutes – get creative. Once
start, keep your pen moving. When you finish writing after six
minutes, you'll have a long list of personal
Next, go through and put a time by each goal: 1 year, 3
years, 5 years, 10 years or 20 years.
pick your top 3 one year goals. Take 5 minutes and on a
sheet of paper, write a paragraph for each of your top 3 one year goals
about why you're absolutely committed to achieving it.
come first, answers come second - if you have a strong enough reason,
you'll figure out a way to make it happen.
you have strong enough reasons? If not, go back and re-write
them, or pick a different goal that you're absolutely committed to
Things Goals -
What Do You Want to Have?
The process is the same as for your personal development goals:
write down anything you'd like to have, do or create over the next 1-20
years. Let you're mind go wild - write down anything you can
think of, no matter how big or small it is.
It could be cars, homes, boats, toys, a staff for you home...write down
anything and everything.
Next, put a timeline next to each - 1-20 years
Third, pick your top 3 one year goals. Again, on a separate
sheet of paper, for each
of your top 3 one year goals write a paragraph about why you're
absolutely committed to
you should have your top 3 one year personal development goals and your
top 3 one year things goals, with a paragraph for each about why you're
absolutely committed to achieving it within one year.
don't short-change yourself by skipping the paragraphs on why you want
to achieve each goal.....it's the most important part of this how to
set goals process....If you haven't done it, go back and do it now; if
you have, then it's time for the last category:
Financial Goals -
Where Do You Want To Be Financially?
two minutes and write down all of your financial goals. You
the drill by know: keep your pen moving the entire time, and
your mind go nuts. Take 2-3 minutes.
This is the place to
write down how much you'd like to be making monthly and annually, your
net worth, your investments, businesses, passive income streams, etc.
Whatever you can think of financially.
Once you're done,
review your list and summarize where you want to be financially in 1,
3, 5, 10 and 20 years. Where do you see yourself financially
Finally, write a paragraph about why you're
absolutely committed to achieving your top 1 year financial goals, just
like you did for your personal development and things goals.
Now that you're
finished, two more steps:
- Put your top
9 goals and reasons you're absolutely committed to achieving them in a
place where you'll review them daily. Let me repeat that: review your top goals and reasons
committed to achieving them daily.
- Do something towards the achievement of each goal TODAY.
Maybe it's a phone call, or telling someone about it, or my
personal favorite, use the power of public accountability and commit
yourself on http://www.stickk.com.
As Tony puts it,
never leave the site
of a decision without taking action.
If you follow this process on how to set goals, I know you'll
have great achievements and would
love to hear about them.
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