So there are times I completely slack with goal setting. There are a few things that help me though when I am on point with my goal setting. It’s not always kittens and daisies, but in order to be better people, I believe that goal setting is super important.
These can be applied to blogging, weight loss, business, etc. These better goal setting tips are pretty universal. Here are a few that will help you be a goal setting rockstar!
3 Tips To Better Goal Setting
Be Grateful – I know you’re thinking this might not be on your usual list of how to have better goal setting sessions, but let me tell you! When I am grateful, like write down what I’m grateful for, I don’t know if it’s some subconscious thing but it makes me so much more productive!
It’s like I’m letting God know that I appreciate everything he’s given me and it allows me to get clearer on what I want. Some things that I think I want after big gratitude sessions get more clear.
Be Specific – Goals won’t work if you aren’t specific. Get clear on what you want to accomplish. Once you are crystal clear, then if you need to, you can break it down into baby steps so that you aren’t overwhelmed with the big goal.
For example, my ultimate goal with my consulting biz and blogs is to make $10,000 per month and to have Chad work at home with me. Instead of focusing on the big number, I’ve set it my first milestone to make $5,000 per month and to utilize some of the money for Facebook ads and a new web design to increase page views.
When you are super specific it leaves less room for error and interpretation and it gives you a plan of action to get there.
Write Them As If They Are Done – This is really important for me. When I write, “I want to…” or something similar I find it is less likely for it to occur, but when I write down, “I make $3000 in the month of October” or “I am working out 4 times a week.”
These work for me time and time again. The biggest one that helps me is writing what I’m grateful for. I don’t know what it does, but it just lights a fire under my ass to be productive and take action on my goals.
Do you set goals? What kind of goals do you set?