We have talked about goals many times. But as it is such an important topic and there are many approaches, I want to give you one approach that really works and keeps you motivated every single time:
1. Define your major goals. Make sure your objectives, your outcomes are clearly stated using positive, forward pointing language. And please MAKE SURE YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE!
2. Set a date on which you want to have accomplished your goal. Be a little more than just optimistic but don’t be too unrealistic. I’ve had a lot of clients who are in debt and expect to become Millionaires in a year. It’s possible, especially today with Internet Marketing, BUT it’s highly unlikely if you just start out. First you need to gain momentum.
The problem is that we frequently overestimate what we can accomplish in 1 month or 1 year but we vastly underestimate what we can achieve in 3 or 5 years. Remember, Rome was not build in a day. Your dream will not be build in a day either.
3. Establish 3 alternate situations in which you feel you have achieved your desired goals:
a) should be your minimum target (be realistic on this one)
b) should be your true desired outcome
c) should be the most outrageous outcome you can imagine (i.e. the BEST, outrageous achievement of your goal)
That way you are highly likely to achieve at least the minimum target and if you break your goals down into small achievable steps for every month and set minimum, regular, and outrageous outcomes for them, you will very soon notice how you gain momentum.
Remember, success (like money) likes speed. Once you pick up momentum your goals will happen faster than you can imagine BUT first you need to take the small steps and focus ONLY on the outcomes you desire while taking small achievable steps.