Not knowing where you’re going in life, is one of the greatest mistakes a human being could ever make.
Not too long ago…I was absolutely miserable with my life.
I was working 90+ hours a week and was chained to my cubicle watching my life pass me by. Sure, I was making a living, but I definitely wasn’t making a life. Why? Because I had no plan to achieve the vision for my future and was simply sleep walking year after year.
Most people spend more time planning a one-week vacation than they spend planning their life. <- Click to Tweet
At the end of the day, the planning process I’m talking about is a GOAL SETTING process.
Learning how to set and accomplish goals is the single most important skill you can ever develop. It’s the master skill of success. It’s the absolute key to getting what you want out of life.
All successful people are goal oriented. And the most successful people in our society are in the HABIT of goal setting – it’s not just a one-time thing, it’s a lifestyle. They set clear written goals on an ongoing basis and they focus on achieving those goals every day.
Goal setting is a skill you develop over time and get better and better at through practice. It’s 100% learnable. It’s like a muscle you work out in the gym, the more you do it, the stronger you get.
The key to accomplishing your Life Vision is to learn how to properly set and accomplish short-term and long-term goals. <- Click to Tweet
I learned through the Lifebook program, that in order to get to the point where you’re seeing your life vision become more of a reality you’ve got to BREAK IT DOWN.
You’ve got to take this HUGE complicated vision of yours and narrow it down until you are clear about the most important thing you need to do TODAY to move you toward your Life Vision. And setting long-term goals and short-term goals is the process you’ll use to do it.
As you go through the process of setting your goals, you must make sure you’re setting S.M.A.R.T. goals:
S is Specific.
Your goals must be clear and specific, which means they can be easily described to another person. You need to know EXACTLY what it is you’re attempting to achieve, with NO FUZZINESS at all.
M is Measurable.
Your goals must be measurable and quantifiable. You must KNOW when you’ve achieved them. “I want to be rich” is not measurable, so it’s not a good goal. “I will make $100,000 before the end of the year” IS.
A is Attainable.
Make sure your goals are realistic to what you can actually accomplish. If you set the bar too high, you’ll know it and you won’t get it done. Make sure you’ve got a good chance of success, so that you win.
R is Rewarding.
Make sure you set the bar HIGH enough that your goal ENERGIZES and excites you. You’ve got to really WANT it.
T is Time-bounded.
A goal without a deadline is a wish. Deadlines make it real and create urgency. Deadlines put pressure on you to get it done. Your goal MUST have a deadline.
But where do I start?
When it comes to implementing effectively, you need to identify the highest leverage points – the most important things that you need to get done in your life – so you can focus on those things. You’ve only got so much bandwidth, you only have so much time and so many resources – so you’ve got to deploy your resources wisely against the highest value tasks that will really make a difference in your life.
Free tool to discover your highest leverage points.
So start by setting your 5 most important goals that your life vision requires – the main causes you must put in motion to get the effect you want. And share one of your goals by commenting below so this fearless community can hold you accountable.
To your Bad Ass Life,